While AT&T Wireless has a selection of smart phones and cellular-wireless handhelds, currently none of these are Pocket PCs. This will soon change, if some unconfirmed information turns out to be correct.
AT&T Wireless will soon begin offering a Pocket PC Phone Edition device developed by Taiwan-based Winstron, though it will carry the Audiovox brand, according to Mobile Gadget News.
Reportedly, the Audiovox SP230a will include a 400 MHz XScale processor. It will have 64 MB of RAM and 32 MB ROM. All Pocket PCs are required to have some form of removable memory card, but what form this will take on this model is not yet known.
It will have a 3.5-inch transflective display with a 240-by-320-pixel resolution.
The Audiovox SP230a will be a tri-band GSM/GPRS device, though it is not yet known what frequencies it will support. It will not include either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
According to Mobile Gadget News, AT&T Wireless will begin carrying this device during the second quarter of this year for between $350 and $400.
iPAQ h6300 Coming Later
AT&T Wireless will eventually offer HP’s upcoming cellular-wireless Pocket PC, the iPAQ h6300. However, T-Mobile reportedly has a contract that gives it exclusive rights to this model for three months, so AT&T Wireless won’t be getting it until sometime this fall.
There is another Phone Edition device already on the market in Europe, the xda II. AT&T isn’t expected to carry this model at all.