"Does it all"4.5 starson by littlemisfit679
Pros: +solid metal sliding mechanism
+every radio imaginable (wifi, 3g, edge, gprs, bluetooth)
+long battery life (for a smartphone): 1+ days with 3g and bluetooth on, nearly 2 w/out bluetooth on
+syncs with microsoft exchange server
+touchscreen + QWERTY
Cons: -for those with big fingers, the stylus is a must
-screen protector is REALLY hard to put on right
-no TVout cable in box
-no docking station available in the US
-hard to find silicon case
-mute button on screen during call is right where cheek hits
Summary: Having had many phone in the past (recently and iPhone 3g, Moto Q9h and Sidekick Slide), I really appreciate the large buttons on the keyboard and the responsive touch screen. As we all know, Windows mobile has both pros and cons, but for me, I need direct syncing with my Microsoft Exchange Server, so it is a must. The phone does attract fingerprints/smudges galore, but what touch screen doesn't. Also, the white indicator lights could be brighter.
Overall, this is an extremely strong performer for those who need a business-oriented smartphone. The $299 sticker (after MIR) on AT&T is likely to scare off many consumers, but for business folks it is an acceptable price. I looked at both the Blackberry Bold and this AT&T Fuze, and was impressed by the screens and keyboards on both, but wanted native Exchange support, so the Fuze was the winner. The Fuze has a nice heft to it, big enough to house a great screen and feel solid in your hand, but light enough to put in a pocket without it weighing you down.
The TouchFLO interface takes a bit of getting used to, but once you customize the phone to suit your needs and programs, it is nice way to navigate the ugly Windows Mobile operating system. Although, it is a bit annoying that you can't allow homescreen plug-ins that many programs have built in. Also, the default themes don't really suit the phone, the colors should be reimagined a bit.
Overall, this is a solid messaging phone with zippy processor. It has a great shortcut to task manager in the upper right hand corner. It is a great investment for the Microsoft Exchange user and with a few tweaks can offer a great browsing experience.