Way back in September, Sprint launched the PPC-6700, which was at the time the first cellular-wireless handheld in the U.S. with Windows Mobile 5.0.
About three months later, Verizon Wireless is introducing its own version of this device, which it calls the UTStarcom XV6700.
This is one of many 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 Verizon’s CDMA network, and it also supports EV-DO, which offers typical download speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps).
More About the UTStarcom XV6700
This Pocket PC runs Windows Mobile 5.0 on a 416 MHz PXA270 processor from Intel.
It has 128 MB of Storage and 64 MB of RAM. It includes a miniSD expansion slot for more capacity.
The XV6700 offers both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth short-range wireless networking.
It is 5.2 inches tall, 2.3 inches wide, and 0.9 inch thick. It weighs 6.5 ounces.
The XV6700 first went on sale today to enterprise customers.
Regular users can get it on January 19 for $300 after $100 rebate with a two-year agreement. This is well below what Sprint was charging for this device at launch.