A render of the HTC XV6175 A has emerged, prior to its Verizon branding. The QWERTY handset is particularly interesting because it's believed to incorporate both CDMA and GSM connectivity. The GSM Global Certification Forum have already confirmed that the XV6175 has quadband GSM support, but no UMTS/HSPA.
Given that Verizon have an EVDO Rev.A network, not an HSDPA/HSUPA one, that's no great hardship, and we'd expect to see the high-speed CDMA data connection in there too (though obviously of no interest to the GCF). The hope is that this comes through the pipe as a Verizon World Phone - a handset which can be used to make calls and - albeit slowly - access data when outside the US.
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