The HTC Rhodium is one of the most expected devices by high end Windows Mobile users. The device, expected to finally be the long-awaited successor to the HTC Universal, with a large keyboard and WVGA screen, was first revealed to us in the beginning of January with the huge HTC 2009 line-up leak. The device’s credentials were further confirmed when a leak of Verizon’s 2009 line-up mentioned a HTC device which resembled the HTC Touch HD.
So while we know HTC’s full line-up for 2009, we do not know when the devices will be delivered. That makes this December 2008 PPCGeeks thread, a whole months before the huge HTC leak, particularly interesting:
jlechnerSprint getting HTC Rhodium
Got this news from a family member who is a sprint employee who heads new device delivery and whatnot. Not really sure what the phone is, just asked about new HTC phones and she said that was coming in 3rd Q of 09.
The implication of this post, lent credibility by knowing the name of the device 30 days before everyone else, indicated that the Rhodium should be coming between June and August 2009, and will in fact also come to Sprint. At that time I expect most new devices also to have Windows Mobile 6.5
I guess CDMA users have quite a bit to look forward to, and as we know the Rhodium will also have a GSM version, which usually comes before CDMA devices, I expect the rest of the world wont have to wait too long for this amazing device.
Read the PPCGeeks thread here.