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Verizon Plans Second Windows Mobile Smartphone

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Aug 30, 2004, 11:05 AM   by (staff)

The FCC late last week approved a new, unannounced smartphone intended for Verizon Wireless. Made by Taiwanese manufacturer HTC, the dual-band CDMA device will run the 2003 version of Microsoft's Windows Mobile for Smartphones operating system. Code-named "Vivida", the phone is notable for its unique sliding form factor and internal antenna. Documents made public on the FCC web site include a photo of the Vivida with a Verizon logo, and versions both with and without a camera. Verizon's first Windows Mobile Smartphone was the Samsung SCH-i600. HTC makes a number of carrier-branded Windows Mobile devices, including the popular XDA and SPV series.

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gmrealty

Sep 1, 2004, 1:38 PM

Bluetooth

I hope this phone will also have Bluetooth, because if it dose not have it, they have no chance to beat the SCH-I600
Why have you said that? There isn't Bluetooth on the Samsung i600 either. Point being...???
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newjerseycat

Aug 30, 2004, 8:30 PM

I can not wait to get details on this smartphone.

If this Windows Smartphone does not have bluetooth technology, memory card slot and a high resolution camera what is the use of releasing it. Rumors is that Verizon Wireless might be getting the new Treo 650 next year so for this smartphone to compete it must have all the bells and whistles the consumer are looking but still keep it at a reasonable price. The current Windows Smartphone is way over priced so I guessing this one is sure to cost a arm and a leg as well.
I can
Definitely no Bluetooth on this one. Sad

It's not designed to compete against something like the Treo, BTW. The Treo is a full-fledged PDA-phone.

A smartphone like this is really just a high-end phone, that happens to have a platform with much m...
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