Sprint is introducing the Mogul by HTC, the first CDMA device with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition. The Mogul by HTC operates on CDMA EV-DO network, and the company says CDMA EV-DO Rev. A support will be possible via a free software upgrade that will be made available at a later date. The device can also connect to Wi-Fi networks.
The Mogul by HTC offers the same design as the the Sprint PPC-6700 (HTC Apache) with slide-out QWERTY keyboard, large touch screen and five-way navigation button. It also delivers several enhancements including a longer battery life with approximately 20 percent more than its predecessor; more internal memory with a total of 256 MB on board; and a 512 MB external memory card shipping with the device with cards up to 2 GB being supported,
This new device also has a smaller design, being thinner than the PPC-6700 measuring at 4.33" x 2.32" x 0.73" while featuring an internal antenna.
Users who like to snap pictures with their mobile devices will also benefit of a built-in digital camera with higher resolution (2 megapixels), flash, auto-focus and camcorder capabilities.
Also new on this model is the Thumbwheel, that enables one-handed operation.
At launch, the Mogul by HTC will support On Demand and the Sprint Music Store provided as an over-the-air upgrade by mid-July. The Sprint Music Store offers more than 1.6 million songs which can be downloaded wirelessly.
Support for Microsoft Office Mobile including Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, Office Outlook Mobile, Internet Explorer Mobile, Windows Media Player Mobile, ActiveSync, Windows Live Services, PDF Viewer.
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