We knew that these two phones would soon be sharing shelf space with the iPhone 3GS, but it’s still good to get a formal announcement one way or another. AT&T has come forward to officially reveal the HTC PURE and the HTC Tilt 2, both of which will come preloaded with Windows Mobile 6.5.
If you’re thinking that these two phones look eerily similar to something that you may have seen through another carrier, your impressions are mostly correct. The HTC PURE is the AT&T variant on the HTC Touch Diamond2 and the HTC Tilt 2 (also known as the AT&T Tilt 2) is their take on the HTC Touch Pro2.
The HTC PURE and the Tilt 2 will both come with full support for the Windows Marketplace for Mobile, so you will have the opportunity to browse, buy, and enjoy a range of applications on these phones. I’d imagine a handful of games, a Twitter client or two, and a Facebook app will be among the first out the chute. AT&T customers can choose to have their Marketplace purchases show up on their regular monthly bills.
The HTC PURE gets a 3.2-inch WVGA touchscreen, 5MP autofocus camera, expandable memory, gravity sensor, and an ambient light sensor. Expect to pay $150 with contract and mail-in rebate.
For the HTC Tilt2, you get a 3.6-inch WVGA touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard, HTC StraightTalk, and a 3.2-megapixel camera, aswell as the TouchFLO 3D experience. Look for the Tilt2 to run for $300 with a two-year agreement and $50 mail-in rebate.