Conclusion: The HTC Imagio from Verizon Wireless is a fine handset. The stylish and sleek looks may have people think you are using an iPhone until they see the front and notice it isn’t. Would I purchase one for my personal usage? That answer is no. It is not a bad phone don’t get me wrong. I’m just never satisfied with just one phone for a certain amount of time. Would I purchase this phone for my wife? Yes.
Excerpt: The HTC Imagio is a multimedia smartphone boasting V Case music and video applications, and business-friendly software. It was one of the first Verizon phones powered by the Windows Mobile operating system.
Summary: The HTC Imagio is rich with both multimedia and business features, making it a great all-in-one smartphone for the Verizon globe-trotter.
Pros: The HTC Imagio has support for Verizon's V Cast Mobile TV and the carrier's array of V Cast multimedia services. It also has Windows Mobile 6.5, a slew of productivity apps, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, EV-DO Rev. A, and world phone capabilities. We love the huge touch screen, the 3.5-mm headset jack, the 5-megapixel camera, and the antenna that doubles as a kickstand.
Cons: The HTC Imagio's microSD card is located behind the battery cover and the call quality can be a little choppy.
Conclusion: The Imagio is a step in the right direction for both Verizon and HTC. We love how easy it is to navigate and access everything on the handset, as Windows Mobile 6.5 proves highly intuitive, and for that, we’re grateful. To fully compete with the iPhone though, the Imagio would auto-correction technology other than antiqued XT9 predictive text options and a better stocked App store among other requirements. Still, from an overall perspective, it remains a solid purchase.
Pros: TouchFlo 3D interface, clean styling throughout, solid feel
Cons: Heavy, typing out an e-mail or text message without the stylus is frustrating, slow start-up time.
Summary: At $199, the HTC Imagio is a fairly priced smart phone for what you get: the solid TouchFLO user interface, a good camera/camcorder, Wi-Fi, TV, GPS, and a sleek design. If you want to sacrifice the TV for a full QWERTY keyboard, we suggest you check out the HTC Touch Pro 2 , which has much of the same qualities, but does not have TV.
Conclusion: The HTC Imagio has made it to the top of our smartphone list-- we love it. The super-sized touch screen is attractive, clear and easy to use for touch, and TouchFLO 3D performs well and vastly improves the Windows Mobile experience. The Imagio is a strong business smartphone with a surprising dose of multimedia-- Verizon is the first carrier to realize that even business folks like to watch TV, enjoy videos and the like.
Pros: Huge high res screen, slim, Mobile TV.
Cons: Large, V Cast apps are a little laggy and buggy.
Excerpt: For Windows Mobile 6.5, the OS is only (and thankfully ) half the story. Microsoft left plenty up to the carriers and handset manufacturers, and thankfully, Verizon and HTC have at least birthed something interesting with the Imagio.