At a glance, the HTC Libra looks very similar to my XV6700 Windows Mobile 5 phone. At a glance. There’s a nice looking and sorely needed numeric keypad on the front of the device, which I’d bet most folks would prefer over using the touchscreen to dial. Likely, you’ll be able to use either option and options are nice. There’s also a nice slide-out keyboard, although I’m already not liking the placement of the space bar over to the right.
As they say, it’s what’s on the inside that counts: the Libra will support EV-DO Rev. A, providing faster downloads and much faster uploads. For folks that use their EV-DO enabled smartphones as a modem, this could be a huge incentive. Reports indicate that the Libra is smaller than what we’ve seen in the past; the size is comparable to a smaller candy-bar style phone, so the screen could be smaller than what current HTC-made smartphone users are comfortable with.