updated 01:30 pm EDT, Fri October 10, 2008
Touch Pro becoming Fuze?
HTC's Touch Pro smartphone, promised for North America before the end of 2008, appears to be headed toward AT&T as the Fuze, a report claims. The Pro is distinguished primarily by its sliding QWERTY keyboard, and a 2.8-inch VGA (480x640) touchscreen; an alleged photo and list of specifications for the Fuze appear to echo these facts, with the notable difference of AT&T-specific markings on the keyboard. The phone is, however, lacking an AT&T badge in its current depiction.
The specifications list a TouchFLO 3D interface layered on top of Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, and quad-band GSM combined with tri-band 3G support. Bluetooth 2.0 and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi should be supported, and memory expansion should be possible through a microSDHC slot. Fuze numbers suggest a 3.1-megapixel camera instead of 3.2, but this may just be a question of rounding. No date for the Fuze is indicated.