AT&T announces first WM 6.5 devices, the HTC Pure and HTC Tilt 2

AT&T announces first WM 6.5 devices, the HTC Pure and HTC Tilt 2

Summary: AT&T jumped the gun a bit and today announced the HTC Pure and Tilt 2, both running Windows Mobile 6.5. I have an HTC Pure here in my hands under evaluation, but cannot post my full review until early Tuesday morning when the embargo on Windows Mobile 6.5 lifts. In the meantime, you can check out the official press release and even visit your local AT&T store as I understand many of them are actually selling the HTC Pure now for just $149.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and 2-year contract.

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AT&T jumped the gun a bit and today announced the HTC Pure and Tilt 2, both running Windows Mobile 6.5. I have an HTC Pure here in my hands under evaluation, but cannot post my full review until early Tuesday morning when the embargo on Windows Mobile 6.5 lifts. In the meantime, you can check out the official press release and even visit your local AT&T store as I understand many of them are actually selling the HTC Pure now for just $149.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and 2-year contract.

The HTC Pure is the US version of the HTC Touch Diamond2 (see my first impressions of that device) that is powered by Windows Mobile 6.5. The Pure has a 3.2 inch WVGA display, TouchFLO 3D support, and much more.

The Tilt 2 is the AT&T version of the HTC Touch Pro2 and AT&T is the last carrier to add this device to its collection, but the first to offer it as a Windows Mobile 6.5 device. The HTC Tilt 2 will be available in the "following weeks" for $299.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. Verizon still comes in with the lowest price on this device while AT&T is slightly less than Sprint and T-Mobile.

Stay tuned late tonight for my full review of the HTC Pure to see what I think about the device and whether it is worth the $150 price.

Topics: Operating Systems, Hardware, HTC, Mobile OS, Mobility, Software, AT&T, Wi-Fi, Windows

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  • Great, slick looking phones!

    It appears Windows phones have finally become competitive with the iPhone. Nice job! Now I hope MS and its partners do great, consistent advertising as well.
    P. Douglas
  • RE: AT&T announces first WM 6.5 devices, the HTC Pure and HTC Tilt 2

    I have the Sprint Touch Pro 2. This device is impressive. The display is beautiful and the keyboard with its staggered key placement is really easy to type.
    faxmonkey