"iPhone for real Geeks"5.0 starson by cornelius_ms
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 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