WMExperts have published their review of the HTC Imagio, HTCâ€™s TV-focussed device on Verizon.
Overall they seem pretty happy with the device, with their biggest complaint appearing to be the lack of a dedicated power button.
HTC has churned out some outstanding Windows phones lately. Take your pick of the Touch Pro 2 line and you’ll find a great phone. The Pure and Diamond 2 are equally impressive and everyone is waiting with anticipation for the HD2. The Imagio slipped in under the radar, so to speak, and is another very good HTC Windows phone.
It has one glaring omission that is really tough for me to overlook. Had Verizon and HTC placed a power button on the Imagio I would easily label it as a great Windows phone. While you can press/hold the end key to put the phone to sleep, having a dedicated power/sleep button is more convenient and efficient.
Otherwise, it’s hard to find much to complain a lot about with the Imagio. Call quality is very good, the screen looks great, the touch navigation is responsive, and the processor moves things along nicely. Battery life is good and the Imagio feels good in your hand. The large screen compliments Verizon’s V-Cast services (as well as any video playback) really well.
If you can live with the odd power/sleep button issues, a Verizon customer (or potential customer), and looking for a "black slab" styled Windows phone the Imagio is worth considering.
Read their full review here.