New HTC phone heading to Verizon?

New HTC phone heading to Verizon?
New HTC phone heading to Verizon?
New HTC phone heading to Verizon?
New HTC phone heading to Verizon?
New HTC phone heading to Verizon?
When we tell you that a handset has just made its way through the GSM Global Cetification Forum, one of the last carriers that probably comes to mind is Verizon Wireless with their CDMA/EV-DO brand of 3G lovin'. If we give you two more clues, one being that it is an HTC device, and two, that the device is labled XV6175, well that could really narrow things down quite a bit. Verizon uses the XV prefix on its handsets that are manufactured by HTC. So we can add things up and say that this model is probably an HTC phone heading for Big Red with dual GSM/EV-DO radios. So which model is it? Web site wmpoweruser went through the manufacturer's expected 2009 releases and came up with 3 possible devices, the HTC Twin, HTC Cedar and the HTC Whitestone.

The HTC Twin is aptly named with support for both GSM and CDMA. But other rumors had wmpoweruser eliminating this unit. The HTC Cedar is a Windows Mobile handset similar to the Maple. While the word is that this model is expected to head to Verizon, there has been no talk about it running both GSM and CDMA. On the other hand, the low number of XV6175 suggests that this mystery device is a low end handset and that fits the category that the Cedar fits into. Lastly, this could be the HTC Whitestone W, expected to hit Verizon in September. After using much brain power, the guys at wmpoweruser decided that the mystery phone could be the HTC Cedar with the Whitestone W being a much weaker possibility.

Hopefully, Shaggy, Scooby and the rest of the gang will be able to figure out the identity of this phone and we will let you know. Someone will win the office pool. If you think you have got this narrowed down to the right device, let us know.

source: wmpoweruser



1. tanders04

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

I'm pulling for the Whitestone. Wouldn't mind having one of those.

2. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Its the CDMA/GSM IPHONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3. T-Money3000 unregistered

no.......its just a cdma/gsm phone........why'z it gotta b the iPhone? with that idea, the BB storm is the cdma/gsm iphone too!

4. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I was jesting sir, I meant the Iphone literally.

5. T-Money3000 unregistered

Don't u mean metaphorically?

6. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Nah, literally

7. david_the_gom

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2008

No Rhodium W (supposed to be VZW's Touch HD Pro) yet?

14. htsee

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2009

Considering the "leaked roadmap" for sprint, the rhodium sports both cdma and gsm radios, as well as supporting rev a and hsdpa. This would be my guess, as in falls in line with htc making one handset, and both cdma carriers picking it up.

8. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Bear in mind, 4G is scheduled to launch later this year, will be GSM based, and voice calls will be handled via VoIP through GSM handsets....

9. tanders04

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Its testing in 2009 but not scheduled for launch until 2010. Plus calling it GSM based is a little misleading. Anyways this has nothing to do with it.


Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

acually it is scheduled to begin launching in 09. Just read an email about this a week ago

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they are going to start putting up towers sometime in Q3 09 if everything goes according to plan. there is no offical word on when any phones will come out to take advantage of it, since it will be only in a few cities at first, just like everything else. it is NOT GSM based.

15. tanders04

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Its supposed to start testing in 09. The "cities" that everyone keeps saying its "launching" for in '09 are just test areas. Go to NJ, drive down to Basking Ridge and tell me what company you run into. They're just going to be testing it on site, not launching it in the city.

11. crd22

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 15, 2008

Accroding to the model name, XV6175 (Please Verizon, don't use this!), I would guess it to be either the Twin or Cedar. I can't see the Whitestone with a lower model number than the HTC Touch and Touch Pro. The Cedar is a rather basic WM phone (non touchscreen even, I think), and I doubt Verizon would pick that up with both CDMA/GSM support. My pick is the Twin, which at this point I expect to be released in the Summer, probably before the Whitestone.

12. prettyboy1974

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Well I think we can successfully rule out the cedar especially with this info over a boygenius

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