Verizon Plans Second Windows Mobile Smartphone
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.
Verizon-Branded Windows Phone Pops Up on FCC Site
Documents on the FCC website recently revealed an unannounced handset from Microsoft intended for Verizon Wireless. The FCC notes the device supports Verizon's LTE and CDMA networks, but reveals little else.
HTC's One for Windows Also Hits AT&T Nov. 7
AT&T today revealed availability and pricing details for the HTC One (M8) for Windows. The device, which is already being sold by Verizon Wireless, replaces the Android operating system with Windows Phone 8.1 but is otherwise identical.
Unannounced Alcatel Allura Headed to AT&T
The FCC this week approved and made public the Alcatel one touch Allura, an unannounced Android phone for AT&T. The technical model number (5056) suggests a phone very similar to the Fierce XL (5054) for MetroPCS.
HTC's One for Windows Reaches T-Mobile
T-Mobile has begun selling the HTC One (M8) for Windows smartphone on its web site. T-Mobile is offering the device for $0 down with monthly payments of $24.40, or for $585.60 at full retail.
I can not wait to get details on this smartphone.
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...