I know at the moment WMPoweruser.com is a bit HTC Leo obsessed, but the HTC Imagio which has just debuted on Verizon is in fact the highest end slab-type Windows Mobile smartphone available in USA at present, and as such deserves a detailed review.
PhoneArena has done just that, with 5 pages of pictures, opinion and commentary.
At the end they concluded:
Overall, the HTC Imagio XV6975 is a worthy replacement to the HTC Touch Diamond for Verizon; through we wish it looked more fashionable. The large 3.6â€ WVGA display makes the Imagio stand out from other smartphones, and the updated TouchFLO 3D interface along with the Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional operating system make it easier to use. We also like the added functionality, such as VCast Mobile TV, VZ Navigator, Microsoft Bing and an FM tuner. The included camera takes good 5MP pictures outside during the day, but it isnâ€™t much useful when indoors. Even though the call quality was good, it could have been better, especially if the background â€œhissâ€ could be removed. Currently, the HTC Imagio is the most advanced smartphone for Verizon, but it does lack a physical QWERTY keyboard, like on the HTC Touch Pro2. If you use your phone to type a lot, you should keep this in mind. At this point weâ€™ll have to wait and see if the upcoming Samsung Omnia II, Motorola A855 Android phone, or BlackBerry Storm 2 will dethrone the Imagio from its top spot.
The phone scored an excellent 9.5 out of 10.
To see how they came to this conclusion, read their full review, which includes their trademark 360 degrees view, here.