Audiovox Communications Corporation announced that it will launch the PPC 5050. The announcement was made at the Consumer Electronics Show 2004 (CES) in Las Vegas.
In addition to being a pocket PC and dual band CDMA/PCS wireless phone, the PPC 5050 is equipped with Microsoft Windows Mobile Phone Edition 2003, an Intel 400MHz Processor, 64 MB Memory, and a built-in DS/MMC slot for extra memory. The PPC 5050 also has an integrated MP3 player. This compact, multi-purpose handheld unit provides wireless voice and data communications on the CDMA2000 1xEVDO and 1xRTT platforms. This model is based on the HTC Falcon reference design.
The PPC 5050 has a 3.5" 65K Color TFT Touch-Sensitive QVGA Screen, Infrared data interface (IrDA). The entire unit measures a trim 5.1" high X 2.9" wide X 0.7: thin.
This is the same model as the Telecom New Zealand HTC Falcon posted in our review.
"The PPC 5050 is really the ultimate wireless tool for business travelers since it will streamline the mobile devices needed to conduct business while on the road, " said ACC Vice President, Daniel McGuire. "It is a portable computer, a wireless phone and a personal music device all in one compact unit. "
The PPC 5050 includes a lithium Ion 1500mAH battery, which can sustain up to five hours talk time or 200 hours standby time, AC adapter with plug and connector adapters, carrying case, stereo headset, stylus pen and USB cradle. Additional accessories for the PPC 5050 include a thumb keypad and cigarette lighter charger, among other items.