HTC Ozone (aka Snap) launches on Verizon

Verizon in the US has announced that it is the latest operator to take the HTC Snap.

Following hot on the heels of Sprint and T-Mobile with the Snap and Dash 3G respectively, the HTC Ozone, as it will be called, is virtually identical to the Snap and Dash in specs but features a slightly different keyboard layout.

The phone, which hopes to appeal to BlackBerry and Nokia E71 series users, features a 2-megapixel camera, runs Microsoft's Windows 6.1 operating system and comes with the usual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Being Verizon, the handset will come with CDMA as well as GSM/GPRS/EDGE support.

Elsewhere users get a 2.4-inch screen, AGPS and the promise of 324 hours standby and 4.8 hours talktime, considerably less than the 8.5 hours T-Mobile is claiming for their offering of the same phone.

US citizens should expect the new handset to land in July for $49.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a new 2-year customer agreement.

HTC has yet to confirm whether or not the HTC Snap is due to be launched in the UK.