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The camera is once again 3.2Mp, so still one up on the current iPhone, though lagging a little behind today's better cameraphones. There's none of the touch focus or extended settings menu available on HTC's Windows Mobile handsets like the Touch Diamond 2 – it's pretty much point and shoot.

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Photography's not this phone's focus

One nice touch, however, is that a thumbnail of the last picture you took sits in the corner of the screen – you can press it to save it to your gallery or send it on.

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Even on High Quality, the video's not too hot

Picture quality isn't bad, but photography clearly hasn't been a focus on this handset. There's still an unpleasant amount of drag when you move the viewfinder, and pictures often look a little fuzzy with ill-defined edges. Video is worse. It's prone to blurring and pixilation when there's movement involved.

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The trackball makes navigation a doddle

Don’t expect much in the way of photo versatility or picture editing, either. You can crop shots, or set up a slideshow, and that's about it. We also missed the picture magnifying options available on HTC's Touch models.

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