|In today's world, a conversation can take many forms, from voice to text - but there's always a person on the other end. The HTC PURE arranges your conversations by people, not just by how you speak with them. When looking at your contacts, you now can see a history of your conversation in whatever form it took place. It doesn't matter if you get asked about a recent email while you are talking on the phone, or if you're in a café reminiscing about a friend's recent text - all your interactions are neatly laid out for viewing and follow-up in a tree of communication with that person.One indisputable fact about smartphones - a big screen on a small phone is good. That's why they've stretched the display on the HTC PURE to its very limits, while still keeping the same compact size. Enjoy videos, websites, photos and any other images on the ultra sharp wide screen display. The high resolution screen will reveal every minute detail in the most vivid way.|
|Family Line||HTC PURE|
|Storage Capacity||512 MB|
|Network Technology||GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)|
|Band||WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSDHC|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Diagonal Screen Size||3.2 in.|
|Display Resolution||800 x 480 pixels|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
The HTC Touch HD boasts a spacious and sharp 3.8-inch WVGA touch screen, and offers integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The Windows Mobile smartphone also includes the Opera Web browser, YouTube app, and a 5-megapixel camera.
The Touch HD doesn't support U.S. 3G bands. The smartphone can be sluggish at times, and the video performance is disappointing. It's also expensive.
The HTC Touch HD dazzles with its large, high-resolution touch screen, but the smartphone's feature set and performance is average at best. You can get much more for your money.
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I had HTC Touch Pro with Windows Mobile 6 before so it was like a quantum leap to another era. I am amazed of in how such short time, phones can develop in such a fast pace. Even though I liked my previous tiny "fatso" alot, the HTC I had before had serious overheating issues, with WiFi on it lasted about an hour, GPS signals were a headache and screen sensitivity was not even comparable.
The new G2 (or Vision/Desire Z) impressed me from the start. I had never used Android system before but within days I had all set up I needed. For travelling Google maps is a joke for a mobile person in Europe unless you want some huge phone bills so I use Sygic. I get a fix in seconds, see the direction I am facing and finding places is so easy. For sports I have Runkeeper and love how the phone now is my everyday companion in tracking my speed and results and does not run out of juice or into problems while doing so. To make the battery last though I had to tinker the processor to run in low speed while screen is off, so it does help alot. All depends of how much you use the phone, it can last in my case for days if I only use it for calling. Once you start surfing heavily or playing, the stock battery wont last till the end of day. For those who wish more battery life, there are Mugen batteries with same size as stock batteries but give you an amazing battery life boost (1800mAh compared to stock 1300mAh).
It is a bit heavy though I have to admit, but qwerty keyboard is a must for me and a compromise I am willing to accept. Since I use Nordic letters alot, by long pressing a key you get the extra key options by default, so there was no worries I actually purchased this one made for the US market.
The screen sensitivity is excellent, have had no issues with reception so far in Europe also and got my 2G/3G also configured fine in Belgium. So all in all, very pleased with my new tiny amusement centre.
After the frustration with the Hero, I wanted a better android phone, since I'm pretty familiar with the HTC sense and interface, therefore , I decide to look for another one from the manufacturer of HTC,after read all the reviews of the EVO 4g , also, my nephew , also have one,and then later I found out , his brother also have one, since it's long way till our contract expired from Sprint,which doesn't qualified for a upgrading, hence this purchase from ebay.I did, want to refused the purchase, but it's only fair and to all ebay users, that both sides agree.I should never have done that, because this is probably, the greatest gadget , phone, toy , etc, you will see today, until some others come along.Why, compare to the Hero, which slow and momentarily freeze sometimes(unless you only use as a phone),stock or rooted.Well, it has to beexpected, because this baby, have almost twice the power , and the 2.2 update, I meant is almost a micro netbook in disguise, pardon my expression !This thing even faster than my 3 gig desktop, for surfing on the net! and that big screen, that's why I didn't go for Iphone, no matter how prettier, or more responsive it is, bigger screen, that is, is better.As for the rating , well, this thing gobble on batteries, unless you don't play around it too much, but with all that power, it is too be expected.Also, the control touch screen is less responsive than the Iphone, but only a tad less and required a soft touch, from my experience.By the way,even 4g not available at my area, somehow, it seem faster! weird!
My wife wanted an uncomplicated replacement phone, not the same typical flip phone that she has been using for years. QWERTY was too much for her to use but I wanted to get more than the average technology.
This was a perfect phone without any more of the 2 year contract or data plan/messaging requirement from AT&T - unlocked phone has t-mobile logo but worked well with AT&T. The real bonus is Wi-Fi plus Windows mobile, which connects to check web based email (Yahoo, Gmail) - and allows sync when connected via cable or bluetooth to the computer via office synchronization.
It is very good for my wife to catchup with some technology and use calendar and contacts sync'ed up between computer and cell phone. Standard motorola/blackberry connector cable and micro-SD card are also good, I didn't have to buy any new and proprietary technology like memory sticks.
overall, a good decision to get some wi-fi data connectivity and sync capability for a one time $75 phone rather than a monthly $30 plan.
I purchased my HTC Desire on e-bay for USD$400.00. It came unlocked and unbranded.
The HTC Desire is a very comfortable size and weight, closely comparable to the Iphone 2G. The camera is really nice, it's a 5 mega pixel, but the motion blur caused when taking a picture does suck in low light conditions. There is an LED Flash which is bright enough to also double as a fairly effective flashlight. It also came with an 8Gb SD Card and about 600 Mb internal memory. The internal memory I would say is not nearly enough and poses a serious problem as you have to install apps to the internal memory, which runs out very quickly! With Android 2.2, some apps can be saved to the external memory after installing, but other can't. This means the internal memory runs out quickly. Of course, if you root your device i.e. jailbreak it, you can install apps directly to the SD card, but I don't look forward to rooting. The HTC Sense UI is bloody brilliant and provides an awesome, user friendly interface for the phone. The button layout is fantastic and provides great functionality, although the physical buttons won't see much use. I think most everything else has already been said in the reviews (Techradar's was particularly useful). One last thing: the phone is very quick and the touchscreen is as responsive as the Iphone's. THere is a slight lag when switching to landscape mode but this can be easily overlooked.
We got this for our soon to be US Tour and we will not be getting the phone service!! After reviewing all the phones we could get, we ended up choosing the Evo...why? Well, besides the size of the screen and all the apps you can get for it...the winning factors for us were the front facing camera and sd card. Since we will be making a video documentary of our adventure...we needed the extra storage of the sd card. We also wanted the front facing camera for video chats...even though at the moment there aren't any mobile to PC apps that allow video chat. When we were buying, Skype was available through Fring but they pulled it and I wasn't aware of it. So, I figure its just a matter of time. Ease of use is pretty good...if you got at least a little tech savvy in you. I didn't get an owners manual with mine but was able to figure out how to do things. In the end, this one item does the job of the multiple items we were going to need...GPS, MP3s, Camcorder, Camera...these alone would cost $300+. I am very happy with my swiss army pocket computer.