HTC Ozone announced by Verizon Wireless

HTC Ozone announced by Verizon Wireless
We knew this one was coming, but now it is official. The Big Red version of the HTC Snap, called the Ozone, just got officially announced! As it was rumored, the HTC Ozone will be available through Verizon’s business saleschannels and online, starting June 29 at an affordable price of $49.99on a two-year contract and after $70 mail-in rebate. In-stores availability begins July 13.

The smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard and sports standard features for a business handset, such as front-facing QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, 3G and large 1500mAh battery to safely get you through the day, 2.4-inch landscape-oriented QVGA display as well as 2-megapixel camera with autofocus and 128 MB of RAM/256 MB of ROM.

HTC Ozone Preliminary Specifications

source: Verizon Wireless


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15 Comments

1. johntkong

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

Ugly. Should have kept the original style.

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

yea i'm not a fan...

3. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

i heard from a friend of mine who works for vzw this is going to have open GPS.

4. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

"The smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard and sports standard features for a business handset" then why does it really not look so professional? why did they change the style? looks better in sprints n t-mo version

5. DolaMite

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 24, 2009

This would have been the sweetest phone ever. . . . . Had it launched the same time as the MOTOROLA Q9. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!! I love HTC but this is a joke right??? 2.0 MP camera (really cool 4 years ago), 128 MB (dont forget your memory card), The screen display in the picture looks like the same software the old "Q" series phones had 5 years ago. The only thing ive heard about this phone so far that is worth anything is the fact that it has Wi-Fi. But thats not really even a bonus when you have to have a data service anyways.. . . . .HTC is awesome, this phone is not.

6. elgee02

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

First off, the Q first launched 3 years ago (2006), not 5 years and secondly... this thing is only $50... FIFTY DOLLARS! Find me another smarthphone for $50 that has specs that match this phone. Maybe, just maybe, there are smarthphone users out there who don't need 5+mp cameras and such, and don't want to spend $200+ on a phone. God forbid HTC make a very affordable lower end smarthpone.

7. DolaMite

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 24, 2009

Ya point noted. . . i guess its just not for me. I just feel like HTC and Verizon are moving in the wrong direction with each other. All the new phones that are coming out from HTC on Verizon are not that exciting. So its just kind of frustrating when an HTC\Verizon user has to go to something else besides HTC to have the latest and greatest. Also this HTC is going to be 50 after either a 70 or 100 dollar mail-in-rebate. your still looking at dropping at least 120 bones up front. I dont know it just seems like HTC's basic phones are old and out dated and there high end phones are way over priced. I can't seem to find a good reason to keep using HTC. . . . . bummer dude

8. rehnhart

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

I agree with elgee02. As a Verizon customer looking for his first Smartphone purchase, it's nice to see a smartphone that is under $200 on Verizon's network. AT&T has several devices running WinMo for cheap. It's not a touch pro, but it does email, syncs with outlook, and handles my scheduling. Some of us actually work on our phones.

10. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

I agree too.. Even though I just switched and got my iphone today! This is a good thing Big Red. $50 for a PDA is unbeatable.

9. DolaMite

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 24, 2009

Well fortunetly for me i believe in the theory "You get what you pay for." So if your looking to get the cheapest Smartphone have fun with that. If im going to pay a minimum of 29.99 extra per month (on top of my regular phone plan) to have a smart phone regardless of which one . im certainly not getting a 50 dollar smartphone. Your talking about saving money look at the long term and what your getting for your dollar.

11. dense_rain

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

They going to require monthly internet service with this thing?

12. DolaMite

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 24, 2009

yes

13. sprntfanboi02

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

wait you mean it's the same phone as the sprint Snap and its going to run the same Mobile 6.1...wait a second is this a joke? Their is nothing better than wrapping up the same gift in different wrapping and expecting the same surprise as when it first came out....here I was thinking only At&T remixed phone (i.e Iphone) now verizon has followed the blueprint

14. VDubb

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 04, 2008

It has WiFi, Quad-Band GSM, and auto-focus on the camera, all of which the Sprint Snap lacks.

15. Sprntfanboi03

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 29, 2009

do you even know what Quad-Band GSM is, if so please cite at least 4 primary sources and 2 secondary sources, no Wikipedia is not a viable source

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