HTC has been pushing the limits with Windows Mobile devices and improves the HTC Touch Diamond for the enterprise by adding a QWERTY keyboard and larger battery. The device is known as the HTC Raphael or Touch Pro and the two models I had a chance to play with from Sprint and AT&T are slightly different (primarily in the keyboard design). The Touch Pro and Fuze are high end Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional devices with 3G radios, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
AT&T gives you a sheet that gives you tips on using TouchFLO 3D.
There is a manual for the HTC Fuze included in the box.
The HTC Fuze comes with several needed accessories, but is missing a stereo headset.
You need this cable to use standard headsets.
You can still charge up and sync your Fuze with the included adapter.
You can plug in a 3.5mm, 2.5mm, or ExtUSB HTC cable for audio.
Front view of the three devices.
The Touch Pro is slightly taller than the HTC Fuze, but the width and thickness are the same.
See how these HTC device stack up.
Here is another view of the Touch Diamond, HTC Fuze and Sprint Touch Pro.
The backs of the two Touch Pro variants are quite a bit different. The HTC Fuze is similar to the Touch Diamond.
A view of the backs from an angle.
The HTC Fuze keyboard is shown on top of the Sprint Touch Pro.
Here you can see the keys on the left side.
This shows the keys on the right side of the keyboard.
The keys are fairly well designed with good feedback and size.
The HTC Fuze has a PTT button below the volume controls.
The ExtUSB port is found on the bottom.
There is a flash light located below the camera lens.
I placed my 16GB microSD card in the slot that is found under the battery cover.
There is a large capacity 1340 mAh battery, SIM card slot, and microSD card slot under the back cover.
You can see here that AT&T created some of their own folders to include bloatware on the phone.
There is lots of junk on the device, as partially shown in this AT&T Music folder.
More bloatware on the HTC Fuze.
I know there are some services people may like, but all these trial games are unnecessary.
AT&T includes an IM utility that uses text messages instead of data.
You can find many of the standard utilities from Windows Mobile in this tools folder.
AT&T made a tab on the TouchFLO 3D Today screen just for all their services. Each service requires a subscription too.
The light gray background does not show off the display very well. You can change the background for just this single tab, but all others remain gray.
Retail packaging of the Sprint Touch Pro
You can see here how much thickness is added for a keyboard and better camera.
You can see the shiny silver band around the Touch Pro and the ExtUSB port on the bottom.
The volume buttons are quite flush on the left side.
The flush power button is found on the top.
The stylus is magnetic and is securely held in the device.
Look at those 5 rows of keys on a phone!
You can see the keys on the left side of the keyboard here.
This photo shows the right side of the keyboard.
It is nice to see the Ctrl button on the keyboard.
The keys have nice feedback and spacing.
Sprint has plenty of guides in the retail box.
Sprint includes everything you need in the box, including an extra stylus, audio cable, case, stereo headset, and more.
The devices are similar in appearance and functionality.