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Image Gallery: A walk around the AT&T HTC Pure Windows Mobile 6.5 device

The HTC Pure from AT&T is the first Windows Mobile 6.5 device launched on a US wireless carrier. This is an AT&T branded HTC Touch Diamond2 loaded up with plenty of AT&T bloatware in a sleek form factor at a nice price of $150 after rebate and contract. The device performed quite well with lots of apps running and may be what some people are looking for in a touch screen device.
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The HTC Pure from AT&T is the first Windows Mobile 6.5 device launched on a US wireless carrier. This is an AT&T branded HTC Touch Diamond2 loaded up with plenty of AT&T bloatware in a sleek form factor at a nice price of $150 after rebate and contract. The device performed quite well with lots of apps running and may be what some people are looking for in a touch screen device.

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Back of the retail HTC Pure box

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A small pamphlet is provided so people can easily understand how the touchscreen works.

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There is not a lack of information for the new buyer to understand their device.

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There is a plastic protector over the HTC Pure as you unwrap the box.

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You will find some guides, AC charger, USB cable, spare stylus, and 3.5mm headset adapter in the box. No headset is provided in the box.

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The 1100 mAh battery is removable under the back cover, along with the microSD card and SIM card.

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The battery actually has performed quite well over the last few days.

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The battery can remain in place as you take out the microSD card.

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It is unfortunate that a stylus is still needed on the HTC Pure, but the WM 6.5 update doesn't improve the touch UI very much.

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The back is glossy black, like a PSP, and quite a fingerprint magnet.

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A decent digital camera is included on the HTC Pure.

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The volume controls are found on the upper left.

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There is a mono speaker on the upper right side.

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A power button is placed along the top of the device.

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The miniUSB (aka HTC extUSB) port is used for syncing, charging, and headset functions.

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There are some minor differences between these two HTC devices.

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Four hardware buttons are found along the bottom below the display on the front.

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Another comparison shot of three sleek devices.

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The Pure is narrow and feels quite good in your hand.

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The HTC Pure has 4 columns of apps in the Start menu.

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TouchFLO 3D is loaded by default on the HTC Pure.

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Thankfully, you can hide the AT&T tab in TouchFLO 3D.

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Here is the AT&T tab showing most of the included AT&T service links to get you to spend even more money with your carrier.

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Many of these require payment to actually keep on the device.

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The hardware is decent, especially considering the price.

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