Our on-the-scene Editor-in-Chief, Ed Hardy, reports back from CES on the recently announced Hitachi Pocket PC Phone, called the Multimedia Communicator.
According to Ed, it’s “fairly big but not all that heavy. Much bigger than the current Pocket PC Phones and the new Samsung one, though I guess that’s not surprising, what with the integrated keyboard.” However, he was impressed with the built-in keyboard, finding it “fairly easy to use,” although he did point out that it had a tendency to drop letters.
The Hitachi Pocket PC Phone does not have the standard buttons found on Pocket PCs, rather it has ones related to it being a smartphone, according to Ed.
The Multimedia Communicator runs the just announced CDMA version of the Pocket PC Phone Edition, which hasn’t been released yet. Sprint has committed to bringing the Multimedia Communicator to market in the U.S. by June 30.