HTC Imagio, formerly Whitestone, gets the Verizon touch October 6th?

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HTC Imagio, formerly Whitestone, gets the Verizon touch October 6th?
Verizon is expected to launch a couple of HTC handsets next month. On October 6th, Big Red will release the HTC Imagio, formerly called the Whitestone. The phone will be powered by Windows Mobile 6.5 and offers up some outstanding specs like a 5MP camera with AF and anti-shake, and a 3.6 inch WVGA display. Under the hood is a Qualcomm 528MHz processor and 512MB of ROM/256MB of RAM. And while it is not Snapdragon speed, it is powerful enough to keep your applications running smoothly. Throw in Wi-Fi and TouchFLO 3D to complete the picture and you might be able to Imagio this phone in the palm of your hand. We would love to give you an idea about pricing, but alas, none has been revealed. The HTC Imagio bears a resemblance to another of the Taiwanese manufacturer's candy bar shaped phones with a virtual QWERTY. A hint: it is a gem of a phone.

The same tipster who gave BGR the info on the Imagio also reports that Big Red is expected to launch the Android powered HTC Predator later next month. Not much is known about this handset, but if is going to launch later in October, we're sure that more info will be forthcoming.

HTC Whitestone Preliminary Specifications

source: BGR

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13 Comments

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

looks like an impressive device! vzw ftw!

2. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

3. knuckleballer34

Posts: 119; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

This thing looks like a beast. Verizon needs to keep adding more like these and start phasing out some of their other phones. The CNN article is true to an extent, Verizon's lineup is showing a little age. But if you read between the lines, it's just another "all praise the iPhone" article. According to the media, every phone pales in comparison to it, and every carrier pales in comparison to At&t because they don't have it. Simply not true. CNN is little more than a yellow journalism production lately.

4. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

True, very true.

5. knuckleballer34

Posts: 119; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

Thank you for the article post too. People line up to bash the iPhone on all of these posts. A lot of times, other news gets lost in the shuffle. Verizon needs to step their lineup just a tad bit, and in spite of CNN's limitations these days, their article did point that out. I for one think the iPhone is a good device, but there is no way anyone can rationally argue that it is the best, or that it "sucks."

8. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i hate cnn...fox news is where its at. i think its only the tech savvy cell people who care about the lineup. but most people like verizon's phones. the env3 is a big hit! :-)

9. becazican unregistered

what does a fantasy news show like fox have to do with reality of cell phones

11. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

Really? Fox News? Really?

6. killingthemonk

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2009

Lately? How about since its inception. If it were a newspaper, CNN would make a great fishwrap.

7. knuckleballer34

Posts: 119; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

That's the best comment i've ever read on this site. Right on!

10. tuminatr

Posts: 1092; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

verizon is about to get busy when it comes to smart phones, you wait and see I bet they have 10+ sweet smart phones launch in the next 3-4 months

12. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

all i wil say is...the phone is sweet....i have had it in my hands and it runs better than any htc device i have ever used...

13. kjack628

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

I can't decide torn between the omnia II and the imagio aka Whitestone. Which one is better?

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