Sprint Launches First Pocket PC Phone with Windows Mobile 5.0

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Sprint has launched the PPC-6700, the first cellular-wireless handheld in the U.S. with Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0.

The PPC-6700 is one of many upcoming Pocket PC phones with a built-in keyboard. This has a landscape orientation, and is located on a slider so it can be hidden behind the QVGA screen.

Naturally, this handheld uses Sprint’s CDMA network, but it also supports EV-DO, which offers typical download speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps).

Sprint PPC-6700 In addition, it has both Wi-Fi (802.11b) and Bluetooth 1.2.

Its 1.3-megapixel camera has video capabilities.

Windows Mobile 5.0

The PPC-6700 runs Windows Mobile 5.0 on a 416 MHz PXA270 processor from Intel.

The latest version of this operating system has updated Office applications and, for the first time, includes a viewer for PowerPoint presentations.

This Pocket PC is 4.25 inches tall, 2.3 inches wide, and 1.0 inch thick. It weighs 6.07 ounces.

The PPC-6700 first went on sale today. Its regular price is $630, but Sprint is currently offering it for $480.

More information is available on the Sprint web site.

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