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HTC Pure

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The camera and design are also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the connectivity and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

usability, design, camera, screen, portability

responsiveness, reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Pure is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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HTC Pure with Windows Mobile 6.5 Review

 

Today AT&T announced the HTC Pure with Windows Mobile 6.5 and we had the chance to get our hands on [...]

Windows Mobile 6.5′s new user interface is way better than before and the HTC Pure is a stylish and overall efficient device, except for typing. Just like the iPhone, this smartphone is better suited for people who mainly browse the Internet, snap...

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HTC Pure (AT&T)

 

The HTC Touch Pro2 has been making the rounds to all the major carriers with much fanfare, yet its keyboard-lacking sibling, the HTC Touch Diamond2, has thus-far stayed hidden in the shadows, which is a shame since we loved the unlocked model when we...

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

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

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...

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HTC Pure

 

What's in a name? A few months ago, this smartphone was known as the HTC Touch Diamond 2. Now, it's called the HTC Pure ($150 with a two-year contract from AT&T). Rebranding aside, the handset improves significantly on its predecessor, the Touch...

Svelte and attractive design ; Inexpensive

User interface can be slow ; No 3.5mm headphone jack

The head-turning HTC Pure is touch-friendly and inexpensive, but its lack of a headphone jack and its drab multimedia features are disappointing.

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AT&T HTC Pure Windows Phone review

 

AT&T's first Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone, the HTC Pure, has some reasonable heritage; while the casing may look new, the guts of the handset are shared

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HTC Pure

 

The new HTC Pure is the latest in touch screen Windows phones, a business-centric crowd pleaser for folks who feel the iPhone's visceral appeal, but want to stay within the cozy embrace of the Microsoft ecosystem. It makes some major missteps with...

Sharp looks. Stunning LCD display. Great Web browser. Good voice quality

Squished control keys and on-screen keyboards. Poor speakerphone. Horrendous dongle required for headphone use

The HTC Pure is a stylish option for business customers looking for a Microsoft-powered smartphone with top-notch Web browsing.

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HTC Pure Review

 

With Verizon Wireless parading the HTC Imagio as one of the premier Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphones, the HTC Pure has geared up to claim the same stake over on AT&T. We'll take a closer look to see if the HTC Pure has the stuff it takes to really...

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HTC Pure Review

 

HTC Pure reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the HTC Pure and comparisons to other Cell Phones

Windows Mobile 6.5 software; Responsive, high-resolution touch screen; Push email

Proprietary headphone jack requires bulky adaptor; Cramped keyboard

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Review: Review of AT&T's HTC Pure WinMo 6.5 smartphone

 

The HTC Pure for AT&T was one of the very first Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphones to hit the market. It features a nice 5mp camera and a sleek design, along with a high-res touchscreen display. Ricky tests it out for us in this in-depth review.

Despite the small 1100mAh battery, I was quite impressed with the HTC Pure's battery life. With the weather on HTC's TouchFLO 3D interface set to update periodically, two IMAP email accounts checking mail throughout the day, and moderate web browsing,...

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Review Of HTC Pure Cell Phone

 

Apart from Windows Mobile 6.5, the phone comes with the basic Microsoft office for working with office, excel and PowerPoint. The Direct Push feature allows for coordination of your mailing and outlook calendar with the Exchange Server for POP 3 and...

Windows Mobile 6.5 with an easy-to-use interface, improvised Browser, latest features ; Full blown wireless options ; 5 megapixel camera

Standard 3.5 mm headphone jack not present ; Resistive touch screen ; Windows Marketplace not really fast ; Internet Explorer below competitive levels

A touch screen phone at affordable price which is good for both entertainment and business purposes. The Windows Mobile 6.5 system is its highlighting feature. For an affordable price this is a good bet.

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Video Tour: HTC Pure

 

Phone Scoop goes hands-on with the HTC Pure for AT&T. HTC brings TouchFlo 3D goodness to the Windows Mobile 6.5. platform in this compact handset.

Product Specifications

In today's world, a conversation can take many forms, from voice to text - but there's always a person on the other end. The HTC PURE arranges your conversations by people, not just by how you speak with them. When looking at your contacts, you now can see a history of your conversation in whatever form it took place. It doesn't matter if you get asked about a recent email while you are talking on the phone, or if you're in a caf

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Type:Basic

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Integrated Components:Digital camera / FM radio / Digital player / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:AT&T
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.3in
Weight:4.1oz
Width:2.1in

Display

Diagonal Size:3.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSDHC

Header

Manufacturer:HTC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HTC PURE

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:5Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes
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