AT&T is now offering the HTC Fuze smartphone online and at its retail stores, hoping to appeal to both business users who need the capabilities of WIndows Mobile 6.1 and consumers who want friendly, media-savvy features and a fully QWERTY keypad. The HTC Fuze also features HTC’s TouchFlo 3D interface, enabling one-touch access to many functions and intuitive zooming capabilities…which even extend to the unit’s integrated Opera Web browser.
“The HTC Fuze is a great illustration of AT&T’s commitment to innovation and choice,” said AT&T’s VP for smart devices Michael Woodward, in a statement. “The HTC Fuze, with its array of connectivity features, provides our customers with the ability to choose the manner in which they communicate using the form factor they deem most appropriate at a given moment—all in a very attractive and sleek package.”
The Fuze features a 2.6-inch 640 by 480-pixel touchscreen display, integrated aGPS functionality, built-in 802.11b/g Wi-Fi wireless networking, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, and (of course) support for AT&T’s mobile content offerings and services, like AT&T Video Share (enabling users to share live video using mobile devices) and Push-to-Talk capabilities. The Fuze also offers an integrated 3.2-megapixel camera, 512 MB of on-board memory plus microSD storage expansion, GPS/GPRS/EDGE and 3G connectivity, and (of course) the full spate of applications and media-handling features of Windows Mobile 6.1.
The HTC Fuze is available now for $299.99 after a mail-in rebate and with a new two-year contract.