updated 04:45 pm EST, Thu November 6, 2008
Fuze pricing leaked
Following up a spotting of the AT&T Fuze just a couple of days ago, Thursday's news sees the handset get a concrete ship date and pricing information courtesy of a few official leaked documents. Basically a rebadged HTC Touch Pro for the AT&T network, the handset will cost just about $500 contract-free or about $300 with a two-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate when it reaches AT&T showrooms and web store on November 11th. Those prices are significantly higher than other high-profile smartphones on the market, namely the T-Mobile G1 and iPhone 3G, both available for under $200.
Other pricing/contract combinations include a one-year contract with or without a $50 mail-in rebate, resulting in either a near $375 or $425 list price. The leaked documents also confirm some of the Fuze's features, including a 3.2-megapixel camera, 512MB of integrated memory along with a microSD card slot, simultaneous 3G voice and data network use and integrated aGPS functionality. The user interfaces via HTC's new TouchFLO 3D UI on the 2.8-inch, 480x640-pixel touchscreen. [via BGR]