Mobile Burn got their hands on Sprint’s soon to be launched HTC Touch Diamond smartphone.  Overall they recommend the touchscreen device and noted a few improvements over the original Touch.  For instance, Sprint has added a larger battery life, by as much as 50%, and upped the anty in the data connectivity department with the addition of an EVDO chip, although they only achieved a 650Kbps download speed at best.  The larger battery resulted in a slightly thicker backing and an increase in weight – 4 grams to be exact – from the original.  Pictures are crisp with the 3.2MP camera, although there’s no flash, and the onboard 4GB of storage will provide ample space for those limited to pics and a small music library.  The interface has been slightly updated on this iteration of the Touch and the Opera browser runs smooth as butter.  The included stylus is pretty much useless since finger control should suffice for most.  Mobile Burn recommends playing with the text input functionality before dropping the cold hard green backs.  Apparently, some may find it a bit too cumbersome for tolerance.

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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."