The XDA III garnered a lot of attention when it was released in Europe over the summer. Reportedly, it will be coming to the United States sometime soon.
According to Mobile Gadget News, AT&T Wireless will definitely begin offering this cellular-wireless Pocket PC at some point, though it is unable to say exactly when. The price is also unknown at this point.
XDA III is what the various versions of this model are typically called. AT&T Wireless will call its version of this device the Siemens SX66.
More about the SX66
The SX66 will use a traditional tablet design, plus it will sport a small QWERTY keyboard that is exposed when the 3.5-inch, QVGA screen slides up.
It will run the Phone Edition of Windows Mobile 2003 on a 400 MHz Intel XScale PXA263 processor. It will include 128 MB of RAM, plus it will have an SD slot for additional storage. This slot will also offer SDIO support.
Like a lot of cellular-wireless handhelds, the SX66 will include a built-in 0.3 megapixel camera capable of taking VGA pictures.
According to Mobile Gadget News, the SX66 will include both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
This model’s original designer, High Tech Computer (HTC), received FCC approval to release the XDA III in August. All the documentation filed with the FCC can be found on that government agency’s web site.
Not Just AT&T Wireless
According to rumor, several other carriers will eventually begin offering their own versions of the XDA III. This includes Cingular Wireless and Verizon Wireless.
These might or might not have the same specifications as the AT&T version. For example, the Verizon version is expected to just have Bluetooth, not Wi-Fi.
In a related story, Mobile Gadget News is also reporting that AT&T Wireless will begin offering the HP iPAQ h6315 in November.