Ever since Sprint got its HTC Touch Pro in early November, the rest of the cell phone community (non-Sprint users) has been getting a little antsy to find out when they might be able to get their hands on the Windows Mobile smartphone. Well, for AT&T subscribers, the day is here. Check out our hands-on photos of the HTC Fuze.
Meet the HTC Fuze
The HTC Fuze offers many of the same great features as the Sprint HTC Touch Pro, such as Windows Mobile 6.1, Wi-Fi, and GPS. It's also tri-band HSDPA/UMTS and supports AT&T's various multimedia and voice services.
As a rebranded version of the HTC Touch Pro, the design of the HTC Fuze for AT&T (left) isn't much different from the Sprint model (right), though there are some minor differences. For example, the Fuze loses the silver trim found on the Touch Pro, and the back covers are different.
HTC Fuze include a standard navigation array below the screen, which includes Talk and End keys, a Home shortcut, a back button, and a directional keypad with a center select button. The latter is also touch sensitive.
The HTC Fuze comes equipped with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The layout and feel is slightly different from the one found on the Sprint Touch Pro. Instead of a dedicated number row, the top row of keys on the Fuze are reserved for symbols. There are also some shortcuts to popular applications on the bottom.
On back, you'll find the 3.2-megapixel camera and flash. You'll also notice the Fuze forgoes the gray soft-touch back cover found on the Sprint HTC Touch Pro in favor of the geometric cover like the unlocked HTC Touch Diamond.