Thanks to a small slip-up by Cingular, word has leaked out that this wireless carrier will soon begin offering a pair of highly-anticipated Windows Mobile models.
This company is now circulating a list of devices for which it is offering mail-in rebates. This has a couple that aren't yet available: the iPAQ hw6900 and the Cingular 3125, better known as the HTC Star Trek.
While it now seems obvious that these smartphones will be available from Cingular in the near future, it's not known exactly when this will happen.
More About the HP iPAQ hw6900
HP's latest Pocket PC phone is the hw6900, which greatly resembles a model already on the market, the hw6500. However, it offers some features not included in its predecessor, like Wi-Fi and the latest version of Windows Mobile for Pocket PC. It loses a memory card slot, though, so it supports only miniSD cards.
This smartphone uses a 416 MHz processor, has 45 MB of persistent storage available to the user, and 64 MB of RAM for currently running applications.
The hw6900 includes a built-in GPS receiver, Bluetooth, and a 1,200 mAh swappable battery.
It appears that Cingular will be offering two versions of this smartphone, one with a built-in camera and one without.
More About the Cingular 3125 (HTC Star Trek)
The HTC Star Trek is already available in Europe, but it appears that Cingular will be the first to offer it in the U.S.
What some find most interesting about it is the design, as it has been quite some time since any company released a Windows Mobile phone with a clamshell shape. And, despite this, the Star Trek is only 0.6 inches thick.
Internally, though, this is a fairly standard device. It runs Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone on a 200 MHz processor. It includes 64 MB of memory.
It has both a QVGA primary screen and a smaller external one.
The Star Trek is a a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE device with Bluetooth 1.2.
From Mobility Today