Verizon Wireless is introducing the XV6700, a Pocket PC Phone Edition running the Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system.
With its EV-DO and Wi-Fi capabilities, the XV6700 enables Verizon Wireless customers to be stay connected with high speed access to the Internet. The device uses a sliding QWERTY keyboard that opens from the side and automatically changes screen orientation from portrait to landscape viewing mode.
The new Pocket PC is also a dual band CDMA phone (800MHz CDMA/1900MHz PCS) and besides connecting to CDMA EV-DO it is also capable of connecting to older networks such as CDMA 1xRTT.
The XV6700 includes updated versions of Microsoft Office programs for Windows Mobile including Office Outlook Mobile, Office Excel Mobile, Office PowerPoint Mobile, and Office Word Mobile.
The XV6700 also supports Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for over-the-air synchronization of email and calendar information with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.
"We believe the XV6700 is truly an achievement in design and technology innovation," said Philip Christopher, President of UTStarcom Personal Communications. "The unit was developed to include all the business applications and meet the personal demands of busy executives in a sleek personal communications device."
"Windows Mobile 5.0 is a powerful and flexible software platform that helps mobile business workers access critical information through a familiar interface," said Scott Horn, general manager for the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. "Coupled with the key design features in the PPC6700 like the QWERTY keyboard, wireless broadband connectivity and mobile versions of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office give users an easy way to stay on top of their work and in touch with their personal lives."
Additional features of XV6700 include run on an Intel XCScale CPU at 416MHz, and comes with 64MB RAM, 128MB flash ROM. Users can expand the memory through the use of MiniSD memory cards.
Also built-in is Bluetooth wireless technology supporting wireless headset, hands-free accessories, file transfer and synchronization with compatible PCs. For office or home communication users can also connect to Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) access points.
The device measures (H) 5.2"x (W) 2.32"x (D) 0.93" and weighs 6.5 ounces. Its 1350 mAh LiIon rechargeable battery can provide up to 5 hours usage time (including voice and data) or up to 200 hours stand by.