The HTC Imagio, Verizon’s version of the HTC Whitestone, is reportedly scheduled to launch on Oct. 6. This high-end Windows phone will have a tablet shape centered on its 3.6-inch, WVGA touchscreen.
October 6 is the day Windows Mobile 6.5 will debut, and that’s the version of Microsoft’s smartphone operating system the Imagio is expected to run.
The latest unconfirmed report is the first to include the name “Imagio”. Previous rumors have called this device the XV6975.
There’s no word on what this device will cost yet.
An Overview of the HTC Imagio/Whitestone
The Whitestone will supposedly be the successor to the HTC Touch HD, and will have much in common with its predecessor, including a WVGA (800 x 480) screen, mobile broadband, and a tablet design.
It recently received FCC approval, confirming that this model will support CDMA networks and the EV-DO standard. In addition, this will supposedly be a worldphone, able to access both CDMA and GSM networks, but the FCC documents don’t confirm this.
Other features of this upcoming smartphone will include 256 MB of RAM, a 528 MHz processor, 5 MPx camera, and a GPS receiver.
It will have a focus on multimedia, and include a small stand so it can hold itself upright when playing movies (see here).
The Imagio will join the recently-released HTC Touch Pro2 in Verizon’s lineup. Both models have 3.6-inch WVGA touchscreens, but the current one has a sliding keyboard.