In the States Verizon Wireless has announced the launch of its first Windows Mobile 6.5 device, the HTC Imagio.

Available from 6 October, the Imagio will be among the first of the Windows Mobile 6.5 handsets to market although it will still get HTC's TouchFLO 3D user interface.

The GSM/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA Imagio offers a 3.6-inch touchscreen with a 800 x 480 resolution, a 5-megapixel camera with video recording, Wi-Fi connectivity and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

As a US launch, the Imagio will offer Verizon's MediaFLO-based mobile TV as an added extra for $15 a month.

The HTC Imagio is being offered by Verizon for $199.99 if customers sign up for 2 years and do a $100 mail-in rebate.