Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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Personally my iPhone killer
Member Name: Adamrees1
Advantages: Great software and interface
Disadvantages: Cheap feel
It was a big decision to give up my iPhone but after first experiencing touchscreen through the HTC diamond touch I was intrigued to get the desire after seeing a series of nifty adverts.
It is a bit plastic and cheap feeling but after using it for over a year it is still in good shape and I still love it. There is a trend to reduce the number of hard buttons on phones at the moent but I like the two at the bottom of this screen and the navigator/mouse/joypad is really useful when my giant fingers aren't accurate enough.
The htc sense interface is brilliant, offering smooth transitions between screens and a really sensitive and strong touch screen. I am generally a bit disappointed with the android apps compared to iPhone apps but I prefer the fexibility of the android software (e.g. Widgets, shortcuts etc.) I got the 2.2 Android update and really appreciate the wifi hotspot app. This allows me to use my iPad through the phones wifi when I need to.
All together I love this phone and it has made me a big htc fan, although I am interested in trying one of the htc windows phones next!
Summary: Usable and dependable