Verizon Wireless has announced plans to release a smartphone it is calling the SMT5800, which is reportedly a version of the HTC Vox, a Windows Mobile smartphone with both a keyboard and numberpad.
This telecom has confirmed that the SMT5800 will be able to access its its 3G cellular wireless network, and feature a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 2.0 megapixel camera, and Bluetooth.
Verizon also says this smartphone will run Windows Mobile 6 Standard, which means it will not use a touchscreen.
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According to published reports, the SMT5800 will be a version of the HTC Vox, a smartphone that matches Verizon’s description of its upcoming model in most respects
However, the Vox is a GSM model, so it’s not compatible with this telecom’s CDMA network. However, there’s a less well known version of this smartphone code-named the Libra that was created for CDMA carriers.
If the SMT5800 is a version of the Vox, it will have a QVGA screen and a numberpad on its front, in addition to the sliding keyboard.
It will have a 200 MHz processor from TI, and include 64 MB of RAM and 256 MB of ROM. It will also have an internal microSD card slot, and a 1050 mAh swappable battery.
Although Verizon has announced its intention to release the SMT5800, it has not yet said exactly when this model will be available. All the carrier has said so far is that it is going to be released for this holiday shopping season.
Verizon also hasn’t revealed what this device will sell for.