Verizon Wireless today added a handful of new devices to its portfolio. From the latest Gateway netbook to a flashy WinMo smartphone from HTC, the additions offer a spectrum of new choices.
While the new devices didn’t stray too far outside Verizon’s safety zone, the new HTC Imagio marks the first smartphone to offer support for V Cast TV. The Imagio is a Windows Mobile phone, running Windows Mobile.
According to a press release, the new device features a 3.6-inch touch screen, with on-screen qwerty keyboard. Additionally, the Imagio features a 3.5mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi and a 5-megapixel camera.
V Cast Mobile TV allows customers to view 24/7 broadcast and cable television programming, including live shows and other mobile television content. The live mobile TV service is provided by FLO TV and sells for $15 per month.
The Imagio will go on sale Oct. 6 online and in stores on Oct. 20. The initial price is set at $199 after rebate with a two-year contract.
Meanwhile, the carrier also rolled out a simple flip phone from Nokia, the Nokia Shade. The Verizon Razzle, a qwerty messaging phone, and the rugged, weather and water resistant Motorola Barrage with push-to-talk capabilities also were unveiled.
Aside from handsets, Verizon Wireless thought to bring its customers the carrier’s first Gateway offering in the form of the Gateway LT2016u netbook. Available Oct. 4, the Gateway LT2016u features 10.1-inch high-definition WSVGA LED backlit display, 6-cell battery, 1 GB of memory, 160 GB of hard drive space and an integrated .3 megapixel Web cam.
The Gateway LT2016u will be available online and in stores beginning Oct. 4 for $149.99 after a mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers can select from various price plans for Mobile Broadband access, including $39.99 monthly access for 250 MB monthly allowance and 10 cents per megabyte overage, or $59.99 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance and 5 cents per megabyte overage.