AT&T Pure Available Now, AT&T Tilt 2 Coming Soon

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AT&T has announced its first two models running Windows Mobile 6.5, the newest version of Microsoft’s operating system for smartphones. The AT&T Pure — which has a tablet-shape — has just launched, while the AT&T Tilt 2 will debut later this month.

AT&T PureDespite the proprietary names, these are versions of two smartphones already available from other carriers; the Pure is this carrier’s name for the HTC Touch Diamond2, while the Tilt 2 will be a version of the HTC Touch Pro2.

A Comparison of the AT&T Tilt 2 and AT&T Pure
These two smartphone will have much in common — they will both run Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro on 528 MHz processors, have WVGA touchscreens, mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, GPS, and microSD card slots. They will have different designs, though.

The Pure has a tablet shape with a 3.2-inch display, and depends on its on-screen keyboard. The Tilt 2, on the other hand, will have a 3.6-inch slide-and-tilt display and a horizontally-oriented QWERTY keyboard. 

The Pure has a 5.0 MPx camera, while the Tilt2 will have a 3.2 megapixel one.

AT&T Tilt2Microsoft + HTC
Both models employ the HTC TouchFLO 3D user interface on top of Windows Mobile. This is a fingertip-friendly UI that extends the homescreen with a number of tabs, each with a different focus: e-mail, music, calendar, applications, etc.

Underneath this is Microsoft’s standard suite of entertainment and productivity applications, including Office Mobile and Outlook Mobile.

These devices will include other apps too, like Opera Mobile and a Facebook client as well.

Pricing and Availability
Read a ReviewAs mentioned earlier, the AT&T Pure is available now in stores and at www.wireless.att.com. It sells for $150 with a two-year contract of at least $70 per month, and a $50 mail-in rebate.

UPDATE:

The AT&T Tilt 2 will be released in the coming weeks for $300, under the same contract and rebate conditions.

Source: AT&T

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