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HTC Pure Review

1 December 2009
  • 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...
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Overall 7

HTC Pure (AT&T)

PC Magazine
3 November 2009
  • Conclusion: The HTC Pure is a stylish option for business customers looking for a Microsoft-powered smartphone with top-notch Web browsing.
  • Pros: Sharp looks. Stunning LCD display. Great Web browser. Good voice quality.
  • Cons: Squished control keys and on-screen keyboards. Poor speakerphone. Horrendous dongle required for headphone use.
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20 October 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6

HTC Pure

5 October 2009
  • 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.
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