The first details on the Verizon XV6975 have emerged, but these raise more questions than they answer.
The information available at this point is very scanty. Earlier this week, the Global Certification Forum revealed that this model will be produced by HTC, and that it will have quad-band GSM and and HSDPA. As its name fits the pattern used by Verizon Wireless for many years, clearly CDMA and EV-DO are also included.
In addition, the Dutch site tweekers.net was able to turn up a a user agent profile that added a few additional details: the XV6975 will supposedly have a 800 by 480 pixel display and no hardware keyboard.
Is This the Whitestone?
Early this year , a roadmap of upcoming HTC devices leaked out. On it was one code-named the Whitestone, which is supposedly headed to Verizon in September. It’s possible this will be the XV6975 when it’s released, as it fits all the details that are known about this model.
The Whitestone will be the follow-up to the HTC Touch HD (code-named Blackstone). It will have a tablet shape without a hardware keyboard, and a 3.6-inch, WVGA touchscreen. It will be a worldphone, able to access both CDMA and GSM networks.
Other features of this upcoming smartphone will include Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro, 256 MB of RAM, 528 MHz processor, 5 MPx camera, and GPS. It will have a focus on multimedia, and include a small stand so it can hold itself upright when playing movies (see here).