of Microsoft's official Windows Mobile 6.5 launch tomorrow, AT&T and HTC today
announced the upcoming availability of the HTC Tilt 2 and the HTC PURE with
Windows Mobile 6.5. The HTC PURE delivers a touch screen experience in an
alluring, compact form factor, and the HTC Tilt 2 features the convenience of a
tilting touch screen combined with the practicality of a slide out full QWERTY
Powered by the nation's fastest 3G network and the Windows phone platform, the
HTC Tilt 2 and HTC PURE deliver an enhanced TouchFLO 3D interface on a large
vibrant touch screen that makes navigation intuitive and rich while enabling
smooth access to desktop like web browsing.
Both devices embody HTC's approach to put people at the center of the
communications experience by providing full access to voice, text, or E-Mail in
a single contact view, regardless of whether voice, text or E-Mail was used.
This view can be accessed from the contact card or in the in-call screen during
a phone conversation, ensuring the latest conversations are always at hand.
Also AT&T will support
for Mobile in 2009 for access to a variety of applications on new AT&T
devices, including the HTC PURE and HTC Tilt 2. Additionally, AT&T customers'
purchases from Windows Marketplace can be added to their monthly statements.
After Microsoft delivers Windows Marketplace later this year for other versions
of Windows Mobile, AT&T will make it available to customers using those
Windows Mobile 6.5 received several upgrades that enhance ease-of-use, such
as a touch-friendly user interface and improved browser with Flash support.
Content and applications are just a fingertip away on the redesigned Start Menu
and Internet Explorer Mobile will support the rich experiences that many Web
pages offer for desktop computers.
HTC Tilt 2 - Designed for the business professional, the HTC Tilt 2 is
designed with distinct style and strength while delivering the most powerful
productivity experience available on a mobile phone. The HTC Tilt 2 features a
high-resolution 3.6" widescreen WVGA display which can be easily tilted for an
expanded viewing area and a large QWERTY keyboard, which is optimized for heavy
E-Mail use. A quality speakerphone experience is enabled by dual speakers and
dual microphones with advanced noise cancellation, and HTC's Straight Talk which
allows for simplified conference calling and activation of the speakerphone by
simply turning over the device. The HTC Tilt 2 also features a 3.2 megapixel
HTC PURE - Leveraging HTC's TouchFLO 3D experience, the all touch
screen HTC PURE offers an advanced touch experience that is optimized for
one-hand use, which further evolves the compact smartphone design. Incorporating
a large, brilliant 3.2" WVGA touch screen, the HTC PURE is crafted to fit
perfectly into the hand and accentuates one's sense of style. With a crisp
advanced five megapixel auto-focus camera with video capture, expandable memory,
gravity sensor and an ambient light sensor, the HTC PURE brings many of the most
sophisticated features to a broad consumer audience looking for the professional
benefits of a smartphone, without sacrificing size, looks or functionality.
The HTC PURE is available from today at AT&T retail stores nationwide and
online for US$ 149.99. The HTC Tilt 2, will be available in the following weeks
for US$ 299.99. (For the HTC PURE, pay US$ 199.99 and receive US$ 50
mail-in-rebate, for the HTC Tilt 2, pay US$ 349.99 and receive a US$ 50
mail-in-rebate. Two-year agreement on a minimum US$ 69.99 plan required).
Cheers ~ Arne