The Sprint PPC 6700, also known as the HTC Apache, is the newest PocketPC phone available on the Sprint network. Featuring Bluetooth, WiFi, EVDO, and Windows Mobile 5.0, we take a quick look at how it stacks up.
Like so many of HTC’s new phones, the 6700 is a two-piece sliding design, with the front of the device sliding aside to reveal a thumb keyboard.
The first thing that struck me when I opened up the box was how tiny the thing is. Most photos don’t provide a real sense of scale, and I was expecting a slightly larger device. Come to find out, it’s Treo-like in its size.
After using a VGA device for over a year, it’s very difficult to go back to QVGA. Even on a 2.8 inch screen, I definitely notice the jagged edges more than I used to.
Without a proper keypad, it can be somewhat awkward to dial the phone, requiring that you either use the screen, or open up the keyboard. I’m also a little concerned about the long-term wear of the slider mechanism, but I’ll have to use it for a little bit longer to better form an opinion.
This is just the beginning of our breakdown of the PPC-6700. Our full review, coming soon, will include complete specs, battery and performance testing, and everything else you could ever want to know about the HTC Apache. Stay tuned.