Building on their powerful, popular line of sleek touch screen devices, HTC has released the Fuze, also known as the GSM variant of the Touch Pro. The HTC Fuze offers a wonderful 2.8” high resolution screen and a beautiful TouchFLO 3D interface which runs on top of the Windows Mobile Professional 6.1 operating system.
This TouchFLO interface is remarkably intuitive, and since it runs on top of the Window’s OS, it simplifies what might be an otherwise cumbersome navigation process. The user can relax and let the TouchFLO interface not only make interacting with the device simple and intuitive, but fun as well! However, the one drawback to the interface is that it can, at times, lag. This is a complaint echoed in some circles.
The HTC Fuze boasts a high-end feature set sure to please. In addition to a 3.2MP camera and video player, you get WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, push email capability, enormous customization options, music player and much more. You also receive a number of useful applications, including WikiMobile, Internet Sharing, Adobe Reader LE and Remote Desktop.
Pros: Great touch interface, powerful apps, fun to use
Cons: Touch interface sometimes hit or miss/lags, YouTube and MSN Messenger must be downloaded.
Verdict: The Fuze competes on an Olympic level with the finest smartphones on the market. Aside from a small concern for the sometimes sluggish UI, this phone can simplify your life and keep you connected better than most of the competition. If you are looking for an all-in-one device that has the horsepower to run the most advanced mobile applications currently available, and do it in a way that is pleasing to the senses, take a look at the HTC Fuze.
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HTC released the Fuze on June 4, 2008.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the HTC Fuze user manual here.
HTC backs up the Fuze with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Fuze has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact HTC support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find HTC's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.