|HTC FUZE From AT&T announced|
Posted: 12-Nov-2008 [Source: AT&T]
[The FUZE is powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and offers a full QWERTY keyboard, a 262K color 2.8" VGA touch screen, built-in aGPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and PTT.]
Dallas and Bellevue, WA -- AT&T customers now have the best of both worlds. AT&T Inc. and HTC Corp. have announced the availability of the new smartphone HTC FUZE(TM). The HTC FUZE provides users with a familiar QWERTY keyboard paired with HTC's intuitive, graphic-rich TouchFLO(TM) 3D touch-screen user interface for easy one-touch access to a range of fun and powerful features.
TouchFLO 3D is designed for one-hand operation using simple, gesture-based navigation, allowing customers to simply touch, hold and slide along the screen tabs. A quick slide on the home screen quickly activates the most used features such as e-mail, text messaging, music player and camera. This instinctive interface extends to the powerful Web browser. A useful "zoom in, zoom out" feature makes it especially fun and easy to access the Web via the included Opera browser, which provides for desktop-like Web page renderings and user interactions.
Powered by AT&T's 3G network -- the nation's fastest -- and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, the HTC FUZE is a compact yet powerful communications tool with a smooth gloss black finish and a distinctive and unique faceted backplate. The HTC FUZE features a sharp, 262K color 2.8-inch (480 x 640) VGA touch screen for touch-sensitive navigation control, complete with three-dimensional animated transitions. For e-mail, messaging and other data input, the HTC FUZE also comes equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard, which was designed specifically for AT&T and slides out from the smartphone's side.
Beyond AT&T's robust 3G network, the HTC FUZE provides AT&T customers with a host of other connectivity options. When abroad, AT&T customers can use the HTC FUZE to make or receive a phone call in more than 200 countries and check e-mail, browse the Web or perform other data functions in more than 150 countries, including in more than 60 -- such as Japan and South Korea -- that have deployed 3G networks. In addition, the HTC FUZE boasts:
-- Built-in aGPS -- for use with AT&T Navigator powered by TeleNav and other location-based applications such as TeleNav Track(TM) and Xora GPS TimeTrack(TM).
-- Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g) -- to connect with home or campus networks or access more than 17,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide, including at thousands of participating Starbucks locations.
-- Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) -- for simultaneous connection of up to six Bluetooth-enabled devices, including hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits, network printers and other Bluetooth peripherals.
-- AT&T Video Share(SM) -- the first service in the U.S. that allows users to share live video over wireless devices while participating in a voice call.
-- Push To Talk (PTT) -- via the nation's largest PTT network.
"The HTC FUZE is a great illustration of AT&T's commitment to innovation and choice," said Michael Woodward, vice president, Smart Devices for AT&T's wireless unit. "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. It's a fantastic addition to AT&T's industry-leading Windows Mobile smartphone portfolio."
Jason Mackenzie, vice president of HTC America, said: "By combining the power of Windows Mobile 6.1 with HTC's innovative TouchFLO 3D interface, the HTC FUZE ensures that your most important information -- from mail to music to images -- is never more than a touch away. The HTC FUZE's range of cutting-edge mobile features, like a desktop-quality mobile browser, paired with AT&T's lightning-quick 3G network makes it an unbeatable choice for consumers."
AT&T also offers customers a variety of choices in the types of services available to them when using the HTC FUZE, both during work and after-hours.
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