- 09-17-2008, 07:18 PM #1
Got my Diamond.
It's awesome...as long as I don't want to use the Internet via EVDO. EVDO not working.
Other than this glaring problem, everything is very nice. Screen is great and feels like a regular phone (narrower than the Touch, and it makes a difference.
It's all good...except the EVDO do not work!
A call to tech support...guess what...the troubleshooting guide they have is wrong. And I'm told "All Diamond tech issues go to Advanced Tech Support. They will call you back. (whenever the get to it).
So now I'm sitting here stuck. Grrr...
Also, I could not activate this online; their system would not recognize the DEC number....I had to call in to activate, which went smooth as butter and was fine. Voice work instantly.
Man, this is so frustrating.
P.S. The included holster sucks...velco! ugh...noisy and you need two hands! Dummies. The magnetic holster than cam with the Touch is much better...and guess what, the Diamond fits in it just fine, so frustration averted. Also, the all-in-one dongle us a big improvement as well. Wi-fi is quirky...works great sometimes, and then other times it pukes and won't go to sites. Soft reset required. Boo.
Last edited by mikec; 09-17-2008 at 07:37 PM.
- 09-18-2008, 01:45 PM #5
- 09-18-2008, 01:58 PM #6
In Settings, Phone, Services Tab, there should be an Internet service (along with Roamind, TTY, etc.). It did not show in my Diamond.
The Diamond would not hard reset either.
I've had a lot of phone from Sprint - this is the first I had to return. :-(
On the plus side, the Teeter game is avery addictive, and the ambient light sensor works well for adjusting screen brightness.
640x480 video on it looked great...really sad to see it go. Who knows when I'll see my baby again.
- 09-18-2008, 03:00 PM #7
- 09-19-2008, 04:54 AM #9
Just so you know, the CDMA version of the Diamond requires you to hold down the Volume Down, Select (big circle), AND Power button while hitting the reset button on the back.
It took me a while to contort myself to be able to do this, but works like a charm.
I also had the EVDO issue yesterday..having this phone without EVDO is like torture. Online tech support and CS were absolutely no help. Finally, I found the posted fix, and it works like a charm!
- 09-20-2008, 09:02 AM #11
I couldn't activate it automatically. Still need to call. But had a few minutes to check it out yesterday and used wifi for web & youtube. As a former palm and current iphone owner, here's my initial thoughts.
Lack of a usable kb stinks. Screen is too small for me to ever take to it (and i won't use anything but full qwerty). I can use the iphone's because let's just say it, it's a better keyboard on a larger screen. That's the biggest hurdle and probably something the touch pro can jump over.
Screen looks sharp, no doubt. Still, the touch part isn't as smooth as the iphone but then again, the iphone's touch technology is different so i'm not sure why i would expect it. If you never used the iphone, you wouldn't know i suppose. But the screen requires more of a firm swipe or tap, or touch. Tapping things at the far left or right of the screen seemed to take some precision. Still, i guess that is not too big of a deal and not too much of a compromise for those wanting to tap and swipe and all that.
Touch flo 3d works as promised. Web is nice and seems up there with safari but didn't try nearly enough sites but there was that kb issue again having to hide the kb at times to see what i was typing.
Youtube looked great. The crap music that's preloaded played loud. Wifi worked fine. And the phone does look very nice and shiny..and prone to fingerprints.
I'll probably return it. My main goal was to see if the kb on the Diamond was usable enough without needing the pro. It's not in my case. It's a fast device though and as a new wm user, doesn't seem too complicated. Probably take a week to get used to the menus.
- 09-21-2008, 11:12 AM #12
I agree the touchscreen is like many resistive screens, takes more pressure than the iPhone - but that is due to the technology. I think the screen responsive is better than the regular Touch.
Video looks awesome on the Diamond.
Once thing I like about the Diamond is that is is narrower, and it makes a big difference It feels more like a phone; holding the Touch (and wider phones, including the iPhone, Blackberries, Moguls, Tilts, etc.) is that they are a bit awkward. The Diamond "feels" the right size and more natural.
- 09-22-2008, 07:15 PM #13
Okay, I got a new Diamond.
Same problem...so I did "the fix", and viola, it works great! Wish it had worked on the first one.
I think a large percentage of phones are shipping this way, to endless frustrations. I got two in a row, so that means it's not isolated.
But now my Diamond is working tip-top. Love the screen.
- 09-26-2008, 06:57 AM #16
I really like the keyboard, I think its easier than my Centro. Use full and compact querty. I see no need to go Pro for size unless you are really a heavy typer, can't change, or have huge fingers. My only complaint is having the kb on screen and trying to get rid of it to see what's behind it. For that reason, you might like the Pro.
However, never having used Windows, its probably just learning the programs. I just keep swiping till something happens!!!!!!!!!!
And yes, I had to make 3 calls to Customer Service to get everything working, annoyed me but they were helpeful and got it going, took less time than reading the forums, trying to reset, of which none of these worked. Just call and save time, its sweet.
I'm returning mine, going back to Centro and waiting for HD, unless Palm puts out a full touch screen in the meantime like Blackberry. That would be sweet!!!
- 09-26-2008, 11:02 AM #17
- 09-26-2008, 11:24 AM #18
I do a lot of email check, some composing/sending, and some IM. The keyboard is adequate short replies (which is what I do on any mobile device, keyboard or not.)
It's about as think as I would want a device; the Pro is too thick for me.
- 10-09-2008, 09:27 PM #19
Do you ever run into problems where the keyboard covers what you need to see? I'd like to go diamond but coming from 4 yrs of Treo/Centro it's hard to imagine. I probably should wait for the Pro.
I think if Redfly had drivers for Sprint Diamond I'd buy both immediately.
- 10-10-2008, 01:50 PM #20
- 10-10-2008, 05:39 PM #21
I probably will wait for the Pro but I sure like the size of the Diamond. It sounds like to Pro will be much thicker but I know there are some other things about the Pro that may be worth the extra weight and thickness.
10-14-2009, 10:11 PM #22
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i love my diamond but i dont do much texting, also changed the on screen keyboard and works even better for my fingers now so thats always an option :P if you text alot defintly get a pro