Verizon May Be Picking Up New Smartphones from Palm and HTC

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Verizon Wireless will soon be picking up the latest Windows Mobile smartphones from Palm and HTC, if an unconfirmed report is correct.

phoneArena was told by an unnamed source that Verizon will be offering two models from HTC, the Touch Diamond and the Touch Pro. Naturally, these will be the CDMA versions of these smartphones, and support for EV-DO can be assumed.

HTC has officially announced both models, but this same report says Verizon will also be introducing one that hasn’t yet been unveiled, the Palm Treo 800w, which is expected to debut later this month on Sprint’s network.

The source of this unconfirmed information didn’t indicate when any of these products will be released by this wireless carrier.

More about the HTC Touch Diamond and Touch Pro

HTC’s latest models have a great deal in common, but the Touch Diamond is a consumer-oriented smartphone, while the Touch Pro will have more of a focus on business users.

HTC Touch Diamond

HTC Touch Diamond
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Both these Windows Mobile 6.1 devices will have a 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen, 3G, and Wi-Fi, but the Touch Pro will add a sliding keyboard and larger battery.

And while the Diamond has 4 GB of built-in storage, the Pro will have a microSD/SDHC card slot instead.

Each will include TouchFLO 3D, HTC’s new alternate user interface that makes Windows Mobile devices easier to use with a fingertip.

The GSM version of the Diamond is available in Europe now, while the Pro has yet to be released.

More about the Palm Treo 800w

According to leaked information, Palm’s next Treo will run Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro, and have a number of firsts.

This is expected to be one of the first devices running Microsoft’s mobile operating system to have a 320-by-320-pixel touchscreen, and Palm’s first smartphone with Wi-Fi, GPS, and a Micro-USB 2.0 connector.

Like all Treos, this model will reportedly have QWERTY keyboard. In addition, the 800w will have a microSD/SDHC memory card slot, a 2 MPx camera, Bluetooth, and an infrared port.

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