HTC Fuze (AT&T)
Manufacturer: HTC Part number: 3090226
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CNET editors' review
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- Reviewed by: Bonnie Cha
- Reviewed on: 11/10/2008
- Released on: 11/11/2008
The good: The HTC Fuze for AT&T ships with Windows Mobile 6.1, push e-mail capabilities, and a good helping of multimedia features, including a 3.2 megapixel camera. Other highlights include a full QWERTY keyboard; VGA touch screen; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth: GPS; and HSDPA support.
The bad: The HTC Fuze doesn't have a standard headphone jack, and the smartphone is a bit bulky. Speakerphone quality isn't the greatest and streaming video can cause the phone to stall. It's also pricey.
The bottom line: For AT&T business customers who demand the most out of their smartphones, the HTC Fuze is up to the task, delivering plenty of features, good performance, and a functional design.
iPhone for real Geeks
by cornelius_ms on November 14, 2008
Pros: Beautiful VGA touchscreen
5 Row QWERTY keyboard
Pre-loaded with Opera as the default browser
FM Radio + TV-out
Cut & paste
HTC has a cult following
Cons: Fingerprint magnet; wish the back wasn't so glossy
AT&T bloatware preloaded (can be easily fixed)
1340 mAh battery is insufficient for more than one day of casual use
Summary: It's a great phone out of the box, but in the hands of a knowledgeable person it can be made so much better through tweaks and customizations. It supports ...
Summary: It's a great phone out of the box, but in the hands of a knowledgeable person it can be made so much better through tweaks and customizations. It supports all of the smartphone features that pros need (Blackberry connect, push email, outlook, office, even a business card scanner!), yet it comes with cool toys that would make even iPhone users jealous (higher-res screen, QWERTY keyboard, more media support).
One of the biggest pluses is the fact that HTC phones are easily tweakable. HTC users can simply head over to xda-developers dot com to find tons of tips, tweaks, and software to make their phone better. Want to run Quake3 on your Fuze? Want to get rid of that annoying message whenever you hit the PTT button (and remap it to something actually useful)? It's possible.
While there's nothing comparable to the "App Store" for Windows Mobile phones, there are thousands of free (and really useful) applications and games for this phone.
Highly recommended accessories:
- Micro SDHC card (8gb cards are ~$20)
- Spare battery ($5 on ebay)
- Screen protector (one comes with the phone)
- TV-out cable
36 out of 37 users found this user opinion helpful.
Great Video, Some BAD calling characteristics
by Ken98045 on November 18, 2008
Pros: The 480x640/640x40 resolution is great!
With the opera internet client you can actually read real websites without a great deal of frustration!
There are some very nice add-in programs that ship with it.
The Touch Flo is OK, but has problems.
Cons: If you don't have headphones on dealing with voice mail systems is almost impossible!
Reception is good, not great.
Sucks batter like a starved vampire if you are actively using the device.
Summary: If you don't have headphones on dealing with voice mail systems is almost impossible! When a call starts it blanks the screen. So, to press 9, 5, 3 0 ...
Summary: If you don't have headphones on dealing with voice mail systems is almost impossible! When a call starts it blanks the screen. So, to press 9, 5, 3 0 You need to press power/Show Keyboard/digit FOR EACH KEY. You can slide the keyboard out, but that makes the phone awkward to hold. You still can't see what you are pressing on the screen. If you have a headset on it does not blank the screen and you can press the 9 keys required to get to a live human.I forgot to mention that this phone is slippery! Get a case for it and/or absolutely, definitely get the $5.00/month insurance. You WILL drop it 3 times in the first day, guaranteed! I've already seen people on various sites requesting an aftermarket back plate. The all gloss black body looks nice, but a somewhat rubberized/textured, less slick feel to the back would be very helpful in keeping the thing in your hands.
The screen resolution combined with the Opera client makes this a very practical way to use the internet for moderately long browsing. The zoom circle (whatever they call it) is very useful for zooming in and out on a web page.
The touch flow interface has good and bad points. It is nice for things not too touchy (like the bottom menu slider). However, for going through your contacts it is very difficult. You can flick through the contacts, but if you don't handle this just right it ends up calling/selecting someone you didn't want to call. On my contacts list (yes, I'm just starting using this, but...) it can take 3 or 4 tries to scroll down to the person I want without it selecting someone I hadn't intended to select.
The included Sprite backup program is very useful. I've had to pay for that in the past, and its very nice to have it included.
The Text Messaging screen is ... wierd. If you have a MM message and you click on the message to see it, it doesn't go to that message, it brings up a list of every message you have from that person and then you can view the media file.
Unless you plan on using PTT, the PTT button is a real pain. Every time you turn around you've accidentally pressed the thing. There doesn't appear to be an easy way to disable it either. Maybe there is, but I didn't see it. Finally I did a registry hack to disable the thing. I guarantee that if you don't want PTT you'll want to do that too.
The Sling Media player works great on this phone! The video is very clear and smooth as long as you're in a 3G area.
The WiFi is OK, but 3 feet from a router is still only shows 60% signal strength. This is strange, but it shows the receive bandwidth at 1M, but the transmit rate at 54M. You'd think it would be the other way around if anything. Why I can't get more than 1M down at 3 feet I don't know.
This did not ship with the FM radio application, but you can easily find it on the web. However, using it requires a wired headphone since they use the headphone wires as an antenna. To do that you need to plug in the ExtUSB adapter (included, but a pain to keep track of).
I don't want to sound too negative, because overall I like the phone! I might not like it as much without the 480x640 screen, but with that I'd recommend it. I may get used to the the annoying things, but at least I have another 22 days to find out.
Updated on Nov 18, 2008
20 out of 21 users found this user opinion helpful.
Feature packed phone but bulky and difficult to use
by dawg89 on November 12, 2008
Pros: Really feature-packed smartphone:
<li>640x480 display resolution--gorgeous hi res graphics
<li>Full QWERTY keyboard
<li>Windows Mobile 6.1
Cons: <li>Surprisingly heavy and bulky--it's uncomfortable to keep in the pocket of my jeans
<li>Touch screen scrolling really inconsistent between apps
<li>HTC TouchFlo app is more annoying than helpful.
<li>Goofy adapter required to
Summary: I've been using a Motorola Q for the last two and a half years, and while it was pretty annoying in some ways, it worked great as a phone ...
Summary: I've been using a Motorola Q for the last two and a half years, and while it was pretty annoying in some ways, it worked great as a phone with Exchange-synched email, calendar and contacts. I also liked the full QWERTY keyboard.I've discovered several more things that I like, plus several I dislike about this phone. Getting very close to exchanging it...
My contract expired about the time the iPhone came out, and while I love just about everything about the iPhone, it's Exchange integration is really weak. Thus, I've been holding out for a Windows Mobile device that was more iPhone-like.
I bought the HTC Fuze device because I thought it might fit the bill. Aside from having a 640x480 VGA screen and a full QWERTY keyboard, it seemed to have some of the iPhone bells and whistles, like a touch screen and good multimedia support.
But alas, after 24 hours I am simply annoyed. The HTC TouchFlo app looks really nice but is difficult to use and, frankly, annoying. Some examples:
<li>Scrolling between the tabs demos but in practice I find it somewhat difficult to use, especially compared to scrolling on my wife's iPhone. I have to move back and forth a couple times to get where I want to go, and if I don't put my finger on the currently selected tab, chaos ensues.
<li>The mail tab displays messages in a skewed semi-3D mode that looks kind of nice the first time you use it but is totally impractical for reading email.
<li>There is no way to get to your inbox from the mail tab--you can only read the one message that you're looking at, and scrolling to other messages is not an efficient way to scan your mail.
<li>The favorite contacts list seems to have no connection to contacts speed dials, so you need to manage your contacts in two different apps.
Overall, I'd like to turn off TouchFlo and just use pure Windows Mobile. Haven't figured out how to do that yet.
<li>The headset adapter is a ridiculously big dongle that hangs out the bottom of the phone. I don't see how I would ever actually use it, since it looks goofy and makes it impractical to put your phone in a pocket. I'll have to get a set of bluetooth headphones if I want to use the device as a media player.
<li>The touch screen is fickle. I feel like I have to press too hard for basic operations, yet the touch-scrolling requires a more intermediate level of pressure.
<li>Touch scrolling is very inconsistent across apps. It works in Outlook, for example, but only if you're careful not to press too hard, in which case you'll select messages or text. This is clearly an HTC add-on feature that is not well integrated with Windows Mobile.
<li>This device is a brick. It's small and narrow yet surprisingly thick and heavy. It's heavier and thicker than much bigger devices like the Q, iPhone and Samsung Epix.
I'm gonna stick with the device a bit longer but I'm very close to exchanging it. I dislike HTC's poorly integrated custom software. I think I want something that's more fully integrated, like a pure WM device or an iPhone.
Updated on Nov 13, 2008
On the good, the web browsing is snappy, and the pages look great on the VGA screen.
On the bad, I find the controls very cumbersome. There is an iPod-like directional control that you can use to click left/right, up/down. You can also zoom in on web pages and email messages by circling your finger around the enter button in an iPod-like way. Good concept but flawed execution. I find that when I try to press the left and right arrows to navigate I often end up unintentionally zooming in or out. It's very distracting when I'm trying to read email.
I've also discovered that I dislike not having a keyboard on the outside of the phone (like the Moto Q or Samsung Blackjack & Epix). I can no longer quickly look up a contact to call using just my thumb. Making calls is much harder.
Updated on Nov 16, 2008I just read some of the other early reviews and most of them seem to be shameless plugs.
I've learned that this phone is virtually impossible to use one-handed, which I'm sure is fine for anyone who uses it while sitting on a train or something. But I'm finding it exquisitely difficult to do even the most basic things.
An example: try searching for a contact one handed or with the keyboard closed. Blah.
I'm also just really frustrated by the controls. Half the time I try to press the right arrow hard key, I inadvertently press the "back" hard key. That's very disruptive.
17 out of 20 users found this user opinion helpful.
Perfect phone for business AND personal use
by ssbmg on December 15, 2008
Pros: Well thought out keyboard layout
Hardware performs as expected
Easy to customize and configure - not locked to any look, feel, or UI
Cons: As with any Windows Mobile device, requires some acclimation
A little on the thick side
Summary: I've gone through my share of phones (yes iphone included) and this one is the best for MY needs. I don't know what all the fuss is about ...
Summary: I've gone through my share of phones (yes iphone included) and this one is the best for MY needs. I don't know what all the fuss is about Windows Mobile being crap. It must be all the Apple fanboys who buy into the commercials because I think that anyone who has used a Windows PC (pretty much any grown person who has had a job) should have no problem learning how to navigate through ANY WM phone.Why don't you do some web searching to customize the phone to work for you? That's the beauty of WM phones - I'm 99.9% sure you can load an application that will give you 1or 2 touch access to texting. Also, using the built in "People" tab, it takes 2 taps to send a text or make a call. Store your frequently dialed/text contacts here and they are 2 taps away. Finally, go online and READ THE MANUAL - this phone is brilliant but it takes some getting used to. Many of the subtle advantages are not apparent out of box. Asking some 19 year old kid at the store is not the most reliable method either - they do work on commission after all...
Good - push Hotmail actually works so I can get emails from both my work and personal emails whithout having to constantly hit send/receive. Touch Flow 3D is an amazing UI once you actually read the manual to understand how it works. The auto focus camera takes great snapshots. Using Opera mini browser is a great experience but again, YOU MUST READ THE MANUAL to take full advantage of the zoom and scroll functions built into the phone. The touch screen, though resistive as opposed to capacitive, is very responsive. It works EXACTLY like it's supposed to as long as you are not treating it like an iphone. There are seemingly limitless custom apps available if you just do some web searches. You can basically re-write your entire phone's software or just add/remove little features to your liking. Finally, the qwerty keyboard is the deal breaker - simple text messages are fine using the touch keypad however when it comes to actually emailing, I need physical buttons.
Bad - there is a learning curve to this device. Again, go online and READ THE MANUAL. I promise your experience will be 1000x better if you understand all of the features built in to this phone. In that respect, it is not as easy to use out of the box as the iphone but it is a much more powerful and practical device. As I stated before, this phone is a tad thick for my taste. I'm looking forward to the day when I can get a qwerty keypad in the thickness of an iphone. Finally, if you are expecting this phone to be as easy to use as your old Nokia 5100, don't buy it. If you are ready to dedicate some time to playing around with it, searching for and trying new software (which is usually free BTW), and not falling for the iphone hype; this could be a great phone for you.
Overall, if you are comfortable with using Windows (best for the geeks and nerds), then this is probably a better option for you - especially if you need a solid business device. If you are comfortable with Apple OS and/or using the capacitive iphone/ipod touch screens, then be prepared for a completely different experience. I recommend you stick to Apple. Someday everyone will get tired of all the hype and move on to the next cool brand. Then we can all join forces and talk non stop trash about the new "it" item.
Updated on Dec 15, 2008
9 out of 9 users found this user opinion helpful.
Does it all
by littlemisfit679 on November 25, 2008
Pros: +solid metal sliding mechanism
+every radio imaginable (wifi, 3g, edge, gprs, bluetooth)
+long battery life (for a smartphone): 1+ days with 3g and bluetooth on, nearly 2 w/out bluetooth on
+syncs with microsoft exchange server
+touchscreen + QWERTY
Cons: -for those with big fingers, the stylus is a must
-screen protector is REALLY hard to put on right
-no TVout cable in box
-no docking station available in the US
-hard to find silicon case
-mute button on screen during call is right where cheek hits
Summary: Having had many phone in the past (recently and iPhone 3g, Moto Q9h and Sidekick Slide), I really appreciate the large buttons on the keyboard and the responsive touch screen. ...
Summary: Having had many phone in the past (recently and iPhone 3g, Moto Q9h and Sidekick Slide), I really appreciate the large buttons on the keyboard and the responsive touch screen. As we all know, Windows mobile has both pros and cons, but for me, I need direct syncing with my Microsoft Exchange Server, so it is a must. The phone does attract fingerprints/smudges galore, but what touch screen doesn't. Also, the white indicator lights could be brighter.
Overall, this is an extremely strong performer for those who need a business-oriented smartphone. The $299 sticker (after MIR) on AT&T is likely to scare off many consumers, but for business folks it is an acceptable price. I looked at both the Blackberry Bold and this AT&T Fuze, and was impressed by the screens and keyboards on both, but wanted native Exchange support, so the Fuze was the winner. The Fuze has a nice heft to it, big enough to house a great screen and feel solid in your hand, but light enough to put in a pocket without it weighing you down.
The TouchFLO interface takes a bit of getting used to, but once you customize the phone to suit your needs and programs, it is nice way to navigate the ugly Windows Mobile operating system. Although, it is a bit annoying that you can't allow homescreen plug-ins that many programs have built in. Also, the default themes don't really suit the phone, the colors should be reimagined a bit.
Overall, this is a solid messaging phone with zippy processor. It has a great shortcut to task manager in the upper right hand corner. It is a great investment for the Microsoft Exchange user and with a few tweaks can offer a great browsing experience.
9 out of 9 users found this user opinion helpful.
Glad I didn't return this phone
by lynnhayes on February 12, 2009
Pros: Amazing array of features
Incredible battery life and quick recharge
Gorgeous screen resolution
Cons: Touch flo navigation difficult to get a handle on
Steep learning curve. MUST read the manual and even then...
Summary: I've been a Palm user since the 1990s. I loved my Treo 680 even though I never could get some functions to work properly. When my screen started to ...
Summary: I've been a Palm user since the 1990s. I loved my Treo 680 even though I never could get some functions to work properly. When my screen started to die I wanted another Treo but couldn't get it through AT&T where my other phone lines live. I didn't want an Iphone because of (1) exchange server issues and (2) I hate the proprietary nature of Apple products. I was about to take my main business line to Sprint so I could buy the 800 and then I started reading about the Fuze so I thought I'd give it a try.
After a couple of hours with the device I became terribly frustrated and boxed it back up to return the next day. I like to consider myself a major gadget geek so this was discouraging. The next day I read a lot of reviews, most of which said to read the manual to get the most out of the phone.
I am now on Day 3 and every day I find something else to love about this phone so I'm going to keep it. It is every bit as cool as the I-phone but you don't have to use Itunes. You can load your own ringtones. It pushes your email from all of your accounts, and when you plug it into your computer it automatically updates all of your files. When you pull out a stylus while you're on the phone the notes app automatically opens, and you can add a sound recording at the same time .
Call quality is great, it has a terrific speakerphone, it feels good in my hand. I am still having trouble though with the navigation but from what I've read that will get better as I become more used to the device.
So I recommend this phone to anyone who loves gadgets. If you don't love gadgets, you will not be motivated to learn this phone.
8 out of 8 users found this user opinion helpful.
Great upgrade to My ATT 8125!
by Cdonaubauer on February 1, 2009
Pros: Small size, touch screen and pull out keyboard with 'real' sized keys, very slick! Windows OS phones sync with my scheduler better than palm and blackberry.
Cons: Push to talk button needs editor to disable; battery life much lower than 8125. Takes longer to sync. AT & T specific programming is a bit annoying. fingerprint magnet, screen protector that comes with is useless.
Summary: My 8125 was starting to get haunted, and I wanted an upgrade that was less like having a remote control attached to my hip, without losing all the functionality to ...
Summary: My 8125 was starting to get haunted, and I wanted an upgrade that was less like having a remote control attached to my hip, without losing all the functionality to which I was accustomed. The Tilt was my initial choice, but it was no longer available so I chose this phone.I have since discovered some of the cool voice activated features (It will tell you your schedule for a given day, or call someone-and it doesn't need the bluetooth to do it.) It is nice to just have my appointments announced on my way to work, so I can mentally plan my day. It also will play personalized ringtones into my bluetooth when someone calls, so I can decide if I want to answer it without having to look at the phone (I believe it will verbally announce callers as well, but haven't figured out where that 'checkbox' is.) I am planning to purchase a PDA package for data access, because I am just getting antsy thinking of what other great features I could be missing with my miserly little data package. (Also, you need a data package to take advantage of the rebate that I got from AT&T)
Clearly this is an attempt to compete with the I phone, and I feel they have done a great job, specifically for the business user. Although in order for the Windows OS to sync with Groupwise I had to purchase Intellisync for Handhelds, it syncs like a champ with few errors, and switching from the 8125 to resync took about 5 minutes. (As a rule, I have had much fewer syncing issues, despite the necessary software, than many others I work with, who have other OS phones)
As expected, this phone has way more memory than my old phone, and has bunch of cool new features. It has a whisper function that will announce upcoming appointments into your blue tooth (now i need a smaller blue tooth) and I like the internal gyroscope, that will allow me to simply turn the phone over if it starts ringing during a meeting, and the rings are silenced. (It also allows you to set the phone to automatically vibrate during appointments)
The stylus is magnetized, which is nice as it sticks to the body of the phone if you drop it. I like that they went back to a single state styles from the telescoping (SMALL) stylus in my 8125.
AT and T has a bunch of proprietary programs that link to the web (GPS and others) which I suppose would be cool if that was what I needed, but it makes it hard to find programs, as they are sometimes imbedded in those. The Push to talk button sticks out a bit, and I hit it a few times, but that is a minor annoyance, although it would seem that such a specialized button for a specialized product would be easier to reprogram without an editor.
I had the screenprotector that came with the phone on for about an hour until it rolled up a bit while I was putting the phone in a case, and the lint from the inside of the case stuck to the adhesive; rendering it useless. I had some old cling style screen protectors (Used the old one as a template and just cut it out) Although they don't stick to the corners as well as they did with my 8125 (Where the screen was framed in) They last longer, and seem to be much more reactive that the plastic one that came with the phone.
The slick exterior lends itself to fingerprints as well as less 'gription' than my other phone, so I plan to remedy that with some strategically placed silicone 'grip strips' It hasn't slipped out of my hand yet, but I am expecting it.
I am still getting accustomed to the touchflo, but being someone who refuses to read the entire manual, I could probably get a lot more out of this phone quicker if I just studied the manual.
All and all, this is a great little phone with great productivity features as well as some fun extras. I am considering whether to purchase a PDA package for the data access, but will wait until I get more comfortable with the phone.
Updated on Feb 10, 2009
Updated on Jul 11, 2009The one feature that the I Phone simply cannot compete with is the expandable memory. I can get a 8gb memory card on sale for less than $10 (although if you use it on your computer to transfer files and your computer is a little older, stay away from the HD type of card, as it may not read it) which holds a backup of the phone, my photos and endless videos. It is under the battery compartment, which is inconvenient, but not overly so.
The Camera is pretty darn good too. I have uploaded photos, and they are quite good! The video camera is comparable to other cameras I have seen.
I have also found very reasonably priced GOOD screen protectors online (3 sets for about $5) that are crystal clear, and last for a couple months without serious scratches, on amazon.
I caution against the plastic snap on protective case. I put mine on and had to pry it off to switch memory cards, and it 'loosened up' the slideout. Still works wonderfully, but it was scary for a second.
6 out of 6 users found this user opinion helpful.
Great Capabilities, but some minor limitations
Pros: office mobile can create/edit word/ppt/excel files, and this is very easy b/c of touch screen.
large keyboard with easy to push keys.
comes preloaded with opera and IE, both have strengths
good email options
Cons: the font for the contact list is too small (hard to use in a car)
learning curve is a little long
instruction manual is terrible
I'd say battery life, but it's a pocket computer, and my laptop can't go all day without charge.
Summary: Overall it's a really good phone. This is my third smartphone, and my second winmo phone. It does the things I need it to really well (edit word documents, ...
Summary: Overall it's a really good phone. This is my third smartphone, and my second winmo phone. It does the things I need it to really well (edit word documents, fetch email, send and receive phone calls). there are a million ways to customize it online (I love fuzeberry), and the more I use it, the more I get used to where things are, or have moved where things are to easily access what I use most. This isn't a phone for everyone; if you are only interested in texting and email save some money because your phone doesn't have to be smart, but if you are needing a device that can download and edit email attachments, and has office mobile, this phone would be a strong candidate. I decided to purchase this phone over the blackberry bold only because of touch screen, as I see that as a necessity for what I do with office mobile. It gets great reception (I live in an area that is technically outside of att range, but still get 3 bars in my home and in my office with this phone vs 1-2 bars with my previous phone). I am glad I got this phone, and plan on using it hard.
4 out of 4 users found this user opinion helpful.
Not great at first but I found myself reallly liking it
by agargiulo1980 on January 7, 2009
Pros: The option to touch, type or use a stylus is awesome. Windows based, added movies and other programs easily, Smaller than the Iphone: Not as annoying
Cons: Not as fluid as the iphone when it comes to the touch part. Sometimes it lags.
Summary: Bottom line: this phone has much more than an iphone had and has (i still own the iphone) Note: I did not particularly like this phone at first I was ...
Summary: Bottom line: this phone has much more than an iphone had and has (i still own the iphone) Note: I did not particularly like this phone at first I was annoyed at its lack of fluidity and lagging. However I found myself really liking this phone as the days went by. I was getting better at using it therefore the performance improved. Its not like an Iphone when it comes to the touch part (as far as fluidity) However I must say this: once you get used to the touch part on the Fuze you will learn how to properly go thorugh screens without any problems. My issue was I was tyring to use it like an iphone and that created problems. Also: make sure you read the booklet with it. As much technology as I put in my hands there were things that if I had known in the beginning I would not have been getting frustrated. Anyway: this phone is really growing on me. Oh yeah: it may be a little bulky but its definitely not as big as the IPhone. Which to me while slim it was long and annoying (iphone)
The HTC Fuze needs time: once you learn how to use it you'll really start to like it.
I guess I would say the IPhone is for playing around while the HTC fuze is for Business Oriented people: it does have games but for someone like me working as an Account Executive the Fuze is great: The Iphone sucked when it came to emails or anything business related. (however I did keep it: iphone) I just could no longer handle a phone that was all play and no business. Overall: get this phone and keep the iphone on the side in case people start saying: i have an iphone: tell them this.....I do to, I dont use mine I use an HTC Fuze: much better for what I need to get done: TO ALL THE BUSINESS PEOPLE.
YES MY REVIEW IS A BIT OF A COMPARISON AGAINST THE IPHONE BUT HOW COULD I NOT WRITE ONE LIKE THIS. I OWNED THE IPHONE EVER SINCE IT CAME OUT AND IT HAS BEEN THE PHONE TO HAVE SO I FEEL COMPELLED TO COMPARE IT TO THE FUZE: OVERALL: THE IPHONE AND THE FUZE ARE BOTH TOUCH PHONES BUT THEY ARE NOT ON THE SAME PAGE. ONE IS FOR SERIOUS BUSINESS AND THE OTHER IS FOR PLAYING: ITS A BIT LIKE COMPARING APPLES AND ORANGES; BOTH FRUITS BUT NOT THE SAME TYPE. CIAO
4 out of 4 users found this user opinion helpful.
Great hardware and WM6.1 - best choice for pro users
by andreaskorner on November 30, 2008
Pros: Quality and feature set of the hardware in combination with WM6.1 and some very useful add-on applications make this phone the best choice. Another great thing is that pretty much everything can be customized.
Cons: The amount of features makes it a little difficult to understand and use everything the phone has to offer right away. It may help to not load up as much AT&T stuff on top of WM because it clutters it up and makes it a little overwhelming.
Summary: I have had many WM smartphones, most of them HTC. The quality of their products has always been great and the Fuze is no exception. I had given in to ...
Summary: I have had many WM smartphones, most of them HTC. The quality of their products has always been great and the Fuze is no exception. I had given in to the marketing hype about the iPhone and got one myself. I have tested it for a whole week and given it a serious shot. While it has a nice interface and the touchscreen works really well it is not a phone for a professional user.
The Fuze on the other hand isn't as sleek but it comes packed with features and customization options that are unbeatable. Tweaking it to the users specific needs and preferences is possible and not difficult to do. The result in my opinion justifies spending the time on getting it done. It is like customizing your Windows PC, just put it together the way you want it, create your shortcuts, apply themes - it is all there.
The slide-out keyboard works well and so do the other hardware controls. TouchFlow requires a little bit of practicing but after using the phone for a day or so I was getting used to it and it worked great for me.
I cannot give long-term feedback about battery life yet but so far I have not run into a problem with that. Like many users I plug my phone into my computer at night to synchronize so it gets recharged at the same time. I get easily thru a regular day without the charge dropping to below 50% but your mileage may vary. I get no dropped calls in my very low signal home area and even there it stays on 3G more often than not. I think the radio part of the phone is well designed and is in line with the overall quality of this phone.
For international travellers it is nice to know that it is not just a quad-band GSM / GPRS phone but it is a tri-band HSDPA phone (850/1900/2100MHz) so highspeed Internet access should work in many networks abroad too.
4 out of 4 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: HTC
- Part number: 3090226
- Description: Featuring a sleek touch screen design the multi-faceted HTC Fuze is a smart phone brought to you by AT&T, allowing you access to the world and a host of world class features. This powerful smart phone fuses technology with style. The large VGA touch screen includes HTC's one touch user interface for quick access to your favorite features. Keep connected with email, text and instant messaging, Internet access, a personal organizer, video, satellite radio, and more - all at broadband speeds. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS navigation, add to the rich feature set making the HTC Fuze the ultimate mobile smart phone.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Smartphone
- Form Factor Slider - Full keyboard,
- Integrated Components GPS receiver,
- Width 2 in
- Depth 0.7 in
- Height 4 in
- Weight 5.8 oz
- Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
- Band WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- Mobile Broadband Generation 3G
- Service Provider Not specified
- Operating System Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
- Input Device(s) Touch sensitive screen,
- Phone Navigation Buttons Navigation button
Messaging & Internet
- Cellular Messaging Services SMS,
- Data Transmission HSDPA,
- Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g,
Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
- Communication Features Internet browser,
Mobile Email client
- Additional Features TouchFLO 3D touch-screen
- Type QUALCOMM MSM7201A
- Clock Speed 528 MHz
- RAM 288 MB
- ROM 512 MB
- Supported Flash Memory Cards SD Memory Card
- Sensor Resolution 3.2 megapixels
- Focus Adjustment Automatic
- Camera Light Source Flash
- GPS Navigation GPS receiver
- Type LCD display
- Technology TFT
- Diagonal Size 2.8 in
- Display Resolution 640 x 480 pixels
- Connector Type Data port - 11 pin HTC ExtUSB
- Technology Lithium ion
- Capacity 1340 mAh
- Run Time Details Talk - up to 444 min,
Standby - up to 456 hour(s)
- Included Accessories Power adapter , Power adapter