Essentially the same device as the Touch that launched on Sprint last year, the XV900 is a slim touchscreen smartphone running Windows Mobile 6 professional topped off by HTC's handy TouchFlo interface. Aside from the white finish, Verizon badge, and a few software-based differences, if you've seen and used the Sprint version, you know what you're getting here.
The white looks nice, though I miss the soft-touch finish on the back panel of the original - the XV6900 is a little slicker in hand than the Touch. I could see this catching on with Verizon users who want the power of a smartphone (or are just tired of VZW's lame menus) but want something a little slimmer, snazzier, or fun-ner than the rest of their lineup.
Check out the galleries to see Verizon's newest smartphone unboxed and in action. I threw in some side-by-sides with Sprint's Touch so you can see the minor differences for yourself: Sprint adds Sprint TV and Music Store access, and Handmark's excellent On Demand application to the mix. And Verizon prefers red accents in their icons, thank you very much.