Excerpt: The HTC Pure is a candy bar smartphone offered by AT&T and features the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system. The Pure seeks to retain most of what HTC has already laid down in the area of smartphones with a few tweaks here and there. This review will...
Excerpt: Especially released for AT&T network operator, HTC Pure is the American version of HTC Touch Diamond2. The only technical difference between the two is the 3G network compatibility, HSDPA 850 / 1900 for Pure and HSDPA 900 / 2100 for Diamond2. So, if you live in Europe and you got yourself a Pure smartphone when visiting the States, then you won't be able to use its 3G network.
Pros: HTC Pure distinguishes through its rather low price and a few other gimmicks that make it a possible choice for those looking for a mid-budget smartphone. I would enlist here: elegant design, Wi-Fi and HSDPA connectivity, 5-megapixel camera, good music sound, decent 528 MHz CPU, Stereo FM Radio with RDS function, as well as the GPS receiver.
Cons: The major drawbacks of the smartphone are the frequent freezes, plus the numerous software bugs (Bluetooth not working correctly sometimes, Wi-Fi not always connecting, etc.). The small keys of the virtual QWERTY keyboard are a nightmare. Besides the fact that you need to click every key with the tip of your nail (which has to be very small), you have 50% chances of clicking the wrong key. I would also add here the low battery life, the lack of headset and a 3.5mm jac...
Summary: The HTC Pure offers AT&T customers an affordable touch-screen smartphone that showcases a more intuitive Windows Mobile operating system and strikes a nice balance between work and play. That said, those looking for a handset that excels in multimedia and Web browsing should stick with the iPhone.
Pros: The HTC Pure for AT&T ships with Windows Mobile 6.5, which brings an easier-to-use interface, an improved browser, and new services. The compact smartphone also offers full wireless options and a 5-megapixel camera.
Cons: The Pure lacks a standard 3.5 millimeter headphone jack. Touch screen is resistive instead of capacitive. Windows Marketplace is a bit slow to load and Internet Explorer Mobile still falls behind the competition.
Excerpt: The AT&T HTC Pure was one of the first phones to be released with the new Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional operating system. The device was designed by HTC and is basically the same as their Diamond2 , just with a different body style. It's another "slab" full touch-screen device with minimal hardware buttons and all touch input. Since AT&T never carried the original HTC Touch Diamond, the Diamond2 is a welcome addition to the AT&T line up.
Excerpt: We all have a different usage pattern that influences how we perceive certain features (like a keyboard). It is also the single most important thing that affects battery life. I got the phone less than 48 hours ago so I could not play with it much , I will post a complete review later. I tried the keyboard, checked the phone basics, replied to emails, browsed the Internet, took pictures and updated my Facebook.
Conclusion: The HTC Pure is a solid Windows Mobile Pro phone that does a good job of handling multimedia along with business tasks. Call quality is very good, the camera takes decent, though not exceptional photos and the Pure is light and small for a full-featured smartphone. It lacks the wow factor of the HTC Imagio but it is relatively inexpensive for a high end smartphone.
Pros: Compact, full featured TouchFLO 3D WinMo smartphone that's affordable.
Cons: Screen is sometimes a bit too small for the UI elements to be truly finger-friendly.