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.
Back of the retail HTC Pure box
A small pamphlet is provided so people can easily understand how the touchscreen works.
There is not a lack of information for the new buyer to understand their device.
There is a plastic protector over the HTC Pure as you unwrap the box.
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.
The 1100 mAh battery is removable under the back cover, along with the microSD card and SIM card.
The battery actually has performed quite well over the last few days.
The battery can remain in place as you take out the microSD card.
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.
The back is glossy black, like a PSP, and quite a fingerprint magnet.
A decent digital camera is included on the HTC Pure.
The volume controls are found on the upper left.
There is a mono speaker on the upper right side.
A power button is placed along the top of the device.
The miniUSB (aka HTC extUSB) port is used for syncing, charging, and headset functions.
There are some minor differences between these two HTC devices.
Four hardware buttons are found along the bottom below the display on the front.
Another comparison shot of three sleek devices.
The Pure is narrow and feels quite good in your hand.
The HTC Pure has 4 columns of apps in the Start menu.
TouchFLO 3D is loaded by default on the HTC Pure.
Thankfully, you can hide the AT&T tab in TouchFLO 3D.
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.
Many of these require payment to actually keep on the device.
The hardware is decent, especially considering the price.