Verizon announces HTC Imagio, Nokia 2705 Shade, Motorola Barrage and more

Today, Verizon Wireless has announced no less than four new phones, as well as a netbook.

The most important new phone is, of course, the HTC Imagio, which is actually a smartphone that will come with Windows Mobile 6.5.

Verizon will sell the Imagio online starting October 6, and in retail locations starting October 20. The handset’s price is of $199.99 with a 2-yr contract agreement and after a $100 rebate.

For that money, you get the following features: 3.6 inch WVGA touchscreen display, TouchFlo 3D, HSDPA and EV-DO Rev. A connectivity, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headset jack, 5MP autofocus camera, and V CAST Mobile TV (this service costs $15 per month).

HTC Imagio Verizon official

Next we have the Nokia 2705 Shade, a clamshell touted as “one of the smallest phones to be offered by Verizon.”

Nokia 2705 Shade Verizon official

Nokia 2705 Shade has internal and external displays, 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth, micro USB and a battery that can provide a talk-time of up to 5 hours. The phone will be available on October 6, in two versions (with or without camera), and users will be able to buy Xpress-on color covers for it. As for the price, Verizon asks only $29.99 for the 2705 Shade (with a 2-yr agreement).

The third new phone from Verizon, Motorola Barrage V860, is also a clamshell – but a rugged one that’s shock, vibration, water and humidity resistant.

Motorola Barrage official

The features of Motorola Barrage include: push-to-talk, VZ Navigator, 2MP camera and a 1170 mAh battery. The Barrage is available at Verizon starting today, for $129.99 with a 2-yr agreement and after a $50 mail-in rebate. There will also be a cameraless version, launched on October 21.

Verizon Razzle is the fourth new phone. As previously reported, this is a candybar with a QWERTY keyboard that swivels to unveil dedicated music controls. Other features include a 2.2 inch QVGA display, VZ Navigator, Bluetooth, 1.3MP camera and a 1GB card.

Verizon Razzle official

Verizon Razzle costs $69.99 on contract. It will be available starting October 6.

And finally we have the Gateway LT2016u – a new netbook with Windows XP, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, 10.1-inch WSVGA display, Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, 1GB DDR2, and a 160GB hard drive.

Verizon Gateway LT2016u

Verizon will offer the Gateway LT2016u netbook starting October 4, for $149.99 with a 2-yr agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate.

Via Mobile Burn

Author: Ilinca Nita

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