Brazilian operator Vivo is introducing the Audiovox XV6600 Pocket PC Phone Edition together with its VIVO ZAP 3G services.
Vivo’s network is based on CDMA EV-DO and promises speeds of up to 2.4Mbps (megabits per second) although experiences in other markets show average speeds vary from 500kbps (kilobits per second) to 1Mbps.
The Audiovox XV6600 is based on Intel XScale technology with 128MB RAM and 64MB ROM and based on the HTC Harrier design (read our review). It works on a dual band CDMA network (800MHz/1900MHz). It comes with 3.5”QVGA 65K Color Transflective LCD and an integrated backlit keyboard that slides out. It also offers expansion through MMC and SD memory cards, being compatible with SDIO standard for other peripherals.
Users will be able to take pictures with a built-in digital camera, and use headsets or connect to other devices through Bluetooth wireless technology. The Audiovox XV6600 runs Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition and comes with Pocket versions of Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet Explorer for Internet access.
Vivo is also offering the Vivo Smartmail, an e-mail synchronisation service based on technology from Intellisync. The service allows users to access personal and enterprise e-mails based on Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, POP3 or IMAP servers. The software also synchronises calendar and contacts wirelessly.