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).
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.