The HTC Ozone brings Winmo, GPS, Wi-Fi, and teathering to VZW on the cheap

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The HTC Ozone might just be one of the best deals at Verizon Wireless. Check out everything you get for only $49.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate: QWERTY, Winmo 6.1, global roaming, Wi-Fi, and teathering. I don’t think you could ask for a better value out of a brand new Verizon phone.

Sure, Verizon does have BlackBerrys on the cheap, but those are old models. The HTC Ozone brings the goods on a new model. Don’t worry about the Winmo interface as HTC has its quality skin loaded on top. This is also one of the only phones that Verizon sells that has Wi-Fi and doesn’t have its GPS locked onto VZ Navigrator, which makes it even more a steal.

The HTC Ozone will be online beginning June 29 and in-stores July 13.

HTC OZONE BRINGS VERIZON WIRELESS’ SMARTPHONE LINEUP TO NEW HEIGHTS

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and BELLEVUE, Wash. – Verizon Wireless and HTC today introduce the Verizon Wireless HTC Ozone™. This easy-to-use smartphone combines a simple design with a host of connectivity options that include the nation’s largest wireless 3G network, global roaming and Wi-Fi, making it a smart option and, at $49.99*, a great value for first-time smartphone users or savvy business professionals.

Available color: Black

Key features:
· Ergonomically-designed QWERTY keyboard for fast and easy typing
· Flexible connectivity options with Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, global roaming capabilities and support for Wi-Fi
· 1500 mAh battery delivers extended operating time
· Includes international charging adapters to stay powered up while abroad

Lifestyle features:
· VZ NavigatorSM – get audible turn-by-turn directions to more than 15 million points of interest and share the directions with others
· Visual Voice Mail – view, delete, reply, listen to and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions
· Mobile IM – connect with friends on AOL® Instant Messenger, Windows® Messenger and Yahoo!® Messenger
· Mobile Email – access to popular e-mail services such as Yahoo!®, Hotmail®, AOL® and Windows® Live Seamless Microsoft® Exchange synchronization with Microsoft® Office Mobile for maximum productivity
· Access to most frequently used features with a simplified “sliding panel” user interface
· One-touch messaging key for quick connection to friends and family

* Price and availability:
· The HTC Ozone will be $49.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
· VZ Navigator is available for $9.99 monthly access, and Visual Voice Mail is available for $2.99 monthly access.
· Customers can purchase the HTC Ozone beginning June 29 online at http://www.verizonwireless.com, by calling 1-800-2 JOIN IN, or through business sales channels. It will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on July 13. For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to http://www.verizonwireless.com.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Media can access high-resolution images of the HTC Ozone in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.)

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About HTC
Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design. Since its establishment, HTC has developed strong R&D capabilities, pioneered many new designs and product innovations and launched state-of-the-art mobile phones for mobile operators and distributors in Europe, the US, Asia and around the world. HTC is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile device market. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit http://www.htc.com.

HTC Ozone from Verizon Wireless

The HTC Ozone™ from Verizon Wireless has everything customers need to take care of business – whether out of the office or out of the country. This easy-to-use smartphone offers the power of Windows Mobile® 6.1 Standard, access to the nation’s largest wireless 3G network, global roaming and Wi-Fi, making it a great option for first-time smartphone users and savvy business professionals alike.

Customers can purchase the HTC Ozone on June 29 online at http://www.verizonwireless.com, by calling 1-800-2 JOIN IN, and through business sales channels, or in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on July 13. The HTC Ozone is available for $49.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

Features
· Supports Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard
· Supports Microsoft® Office Mobile that allows customers to view and edit Excel® and Word® documents; view PowerPoint® presentations; and create notes with OneNote® Mobile
· Supports Adobe® Reader® LE PDF viewer
· Browser: Internet Explorer Mobile
· Windows Media® Player Mobile
· Bluetooth® (version 2.0) capabilities include A2DP for stereo support
· 2.4” display: 320 x 240 pixels; QVGA resolution; 64K color support LCD
· Full-QWERTY with five-way navigation keypad
· 2.0 megapixel camera with auto-focus and video capture
· microSD™ memory slot with support of up to 16 GB (microSD card sold separately)
· Voice command, voice notes/recorder capabilities
· Speakerphone
· Security locking features
· Text, picture and video messaging
· Instant Messaging capabilities: AIM, WL Messenger, Yahoo!® Messenger
· ActiveSync®-capable (version 4.5) and Windows Mobile Device Center®

Connectivity
· CDMA 2000 1xRTT/1xEV-DO (Revision A) 800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
· Pre-installed SIM card
· Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11 b/g)

Verizon Wireless Services
· VZ NavigatorSM-capable – customers can get audible turn-by-turn directions to more than 15 million points of interest and share the directions with others
· Visual Voice Mail – delete, reply, listen to, and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions
· Mobile Broadband Connect-capable – allows customers to use their HTC Ozone as a modem to connect to Verizon Wireless’ high-speed network with a qualifying Nationwide plan
· Wireless Sync-capable – allows customers to send and receive personal or corporate e-mail, calendar, contacts and more

Specifications
· Dimensions: 4.5” (h) x 2.5” (w) x 0.5” (d)
· Weight: 3.7 ounces
· Memory:
o Flash: 256 MB
o RAM: 192 MB
· Standard battery usage times: 1500 mAh
o Usage: 290 minutes
o Standby: 324 hours
· SAR: Head: 1.03 W/Kg
· Hearing Aid Compatibility = M3/T3

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