For some time now, rumors have indicated that Sprint intends to release later this month a new Pocket PC phone called the PPC-6800. Now, however, new but unconfirmed reports say that this model has been delayed until October.
This delay supposedly will be to give Sprint time to release this device with Windows Mobile 6 and EV-DO Rev. A. The carrier had reportedly been originally intending to introduce this device with an earlier version of this operating system and EV-DO Rev. 0.
An Overview of the PPC-6800
The PPC-6800 — a version of the HTC Titan — is expected to replace the PPC-6700 in Sprint’s line up.
According to the best information available, the 6800 will have the same general shape as its predecessor: a tablet with a landscape-oriented keyboard that can be hidden behind its QVGA touchscreen.
The new model will supposedly have some noticeable improvements over the current one; although what’s probably the most noticeable of these is something the 6800 will lack: a large external antenna.
Despite this, it will offer faster wireless data transfers… at least in theory. It will have both Wi-Wi b and Wi-Fi g, and EV-DO Revision A. In addition, it will include Bluetooth 2.0.
This Pocket PC phone will also supposedly have its internal memory bumped up to 256 MB and its camera resolution increased to 2.0 megapixels. The amount of RAM will not change: 64 MB.
In a slightly unusual move, the 6800 will run a 400 MHz processor from Qualcomm, a chip that slightly slower than the one on the 6700.
It will have a microSD card slot, not a miniSD one as its predecessor has.
What About Verizon?
Verizon Wireless, the other big CDMA carrier in the United States, is also expected to offer a version of the HTC Titan, which will supposedly be called the VX6800.
According to rumor, this is going to debut in June, and is apparently going to launch with Windows Mobile 5 and and EV-DO Rev. 0.