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Review of HTC's Pure Windows Mobile smartphone for AT&T with wide-VGA touchscreen and 5MP camera

Review by Ricky Cadden on Friday December 04, 2009.

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The HTC Pure from AT&T is one of the very first Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional-powered smartphones to hit the market, and brings a number of interface improvements to the smartphone platform. The Pure includes a 5 megapixel camera and a number of other features. I've been using it for several weeks now, to get an idea of how well it works as a connected device.

Physical Aspects

The HTC Pure looks quite nice, with its piano black glossy exterior and small understated buttons below the display. Unfortunately, this glossy casing shows fingerprints incredibly, such that I found myself constantly wiping the phone down. The Pure is small, though, measuring in at 109mm x 53mm x 15mm (4.3in x 2.1in x 0.6in), and only weighs 117g (4.1oz). The thin profile allows the HTC Pure to easily slip into your pocket unnoticed. As is typical of HTC's smartphones, the build materials are high quality, with no unnecessary creaks or squeaks when in use.

The HTC Pure's large 3.2-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) resolution touchscreen display takes up the majority of the front of the phone, with a touch-sensitive scroll bar positioned along the bottom of the screen. Below this are four hardware buttons; send, home, back, and end, from left to right. The right edge of the phone only has a single speaker grille, while the top of the phone houses the power button, which also serves as a screen lock button. There is a volume rocker on the left edge of the phone and the miniUSB combination data/charging/audio port is located on the bottom of the phone, with an attached door to block debris.

The back of the HTC Pure from AT&T is where you'll find the 5 megapixel autofocus camera lens, though annoyingly, there is no flash on this phone. The entire back panel of the phone can be removed to access the 1100mAh battery, SIM card slot, and microSD card slot. There is also a stylus hiding in the bottom right corner of the phone, though I never once needed this while using the phone.

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chrislord @ 11:17:53PM EST on Friday March 12, 2010

hello i want to know how to block a phone number on my htc pure from att can somebody help me please

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Ricky Cadden
Former news editor Ricky Cadden runs Symbian-Guru.com. Ricky is based in Texas.

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