By Brandon Miniman | May 20, 2008 2:38 AM
The original GSM HTC Touch has been the best selling Windows Mobile phone ever. It was only a matter of time until a CDMA variant showed up in the United States, and as a result we have the white CDMA/EVDO Verizon XV6900, which is a rebranded version of the HTC Vogue. You can get it for $249 with a new contract, or $400 outright.
The HTC Vogue, or XV6900, whatever you want to call it, is actually an improved version of the original GSM/EDGE Touch that we reviewed. It’s got a 400MHz processor (vs 201MHz) and doubles the amount of ROM and RAM. It also adds quicker data speeds with EVDO. Check out this comparison chart to see all of the changes.
Out of the box, I wasn’t impressed with the presentation. If you buy an HTC-branded device, it comes surrounded in fitted black foam that becomes exposed immediately after the box is opened. Verizon doesn’t seem to think the out-of-box experience to be that important. Oh well.
The XV6900 is one of the few WinMo Pro/Pocket PC phones to have a flush touschscreen. This makes for clean lines that compliment the curvaceous shape of the device, and you don’t have grooves for dust and debris to fall into as found on devices with recessed screens.
Oh, and I’m really digging the white, though would it hurt to use pearl paint?