The Dallas, Texas-based carrier said the Pure, its version of the HTC Touch Diamond2, runs on Microsoft’s new Windows Mobile 6.5 platform, for improved features such as an Internet Explore Mobile browser with Flash support, “MyPhone” backup service and access to applications and games through Windows Marketplace for Mobile — launching later this year.
The handset also offers a more touch-friendly functions — using HTC’s TouchFLO 3D interface — and combines voice, text and email for contacts in a single view during calls, so users can see their conversation history.
The Pure features a 3.2-inch touch screen with an accelerometer and light sensor, 5.0-megapixel auto-focus camera and music player, Wi-Fi and high-speed HSDPA Internet, Bluetooth, and a microSD slot.
The Tilt 2 is an upgraded version of the HTC Touch Pro2, previously released for Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.
In addition to the same Windows Mobile 6.5 features found on the Pure, the Tilt 2 offers a 3.6-inch “tilting” touch screen display, QWERTY keyboard, and HTC’s Straight Talk Technology for loud and clear conferencing with noise suppression.
“The HTC Pure and Tilt 2 provide a simple way to communicate through voice, text or email,” said Jason Mackenzie, HTC’s vice president. “Our desire is to put people at the center of every mobile experience.”
AT&T said the HTC Pure is available now for $150 and the Tilt 2 will launch in the coming weeks for $300 — both with a two-year contract.