Verizon Wireless has launched the SMT5800, its version of the HTC S720 (codename Libra). Part compact phone, part messaging device, the Verizon Wireless SMT5800 features a standard mobile phone keypad and navigation as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, plus Windows Mobile 6 Standard for access to the Internet, calendar and contacts, tasks, e-mail, and more.
Running on the Verizon CDMA2000 1X/EV-DO network, it also comes with a a 400MHz Qualcomm MSM7500 processor, 64MB RAM and 128MB ROM, 2.4-inch QVGA display, Bluetooth 2.0, a 2MP camera with video capture, and a microSD expansion slot. Verizon customers can also use the SMT5800 as a modem for their notebook with a subscription to BroadbandAccess Connect.
The Verizon SMT5800 is available online for USD$299.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. The price drop further to USD$199.99 if a qualified data plan is added to the contract. It will also be available at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores starting on January 21.