Dopod, T-Mobile and HTC itself are the first companies to announce the HTC Athena Pocket PC Phone Edition will be available through their channels.
The new device connects to GSM/UMTS for voice and to HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS network for data, with support for Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth.
The HTC Athena also comes with built-in GPS and a 3 megapixel digital camera with auto focus functionality. It runs the Microsoft Windows Mobile Phone Edition operating system and comes with a suite of office software including Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, Internet Explorer Mobile and Outlook Mobile, with full access to POP3 and IMAP e-mail, in addition to synchronisation to Exchange Servers with push e-mail functionality.
Powered by an Intel Bulverde CPU running at 624 MHz, the Pocket PC comes with a 64 MB RAM for program execution, 128 MB flash memory for data storage, and an additional 8GB hard disc drive.
Users will be able to work with the HTC Athena as a standard Pocket PC, or attach a keyboard for mini-laptop style use.
The HTC Athena will be available branded as T-Mobile Ameo, Dopod 1000U and HTC X7500. There is the possibility this device will come to the U.S. under the AT&T/Cingular brand as well.