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RELEASE: Verizon Wireless and UTStarcom announces award-winning Pocket PC XV6700 with Windows Mobile 5.0
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 04.01.06 - 23:53:02 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 18947x
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Verizon Wireless and UTStarcom Personal Communications announced today at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the availability of the XV6700 - which utilizes Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 platform. Recently proclaimed an "Editor's Choice for 2005" by Laptop magazine, the XV6700 runs on Verizon Wireless' EV- DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) wireless broadband network.

With its EV-DO and Wi-Fi capabilities, the XV6700 enables Verizon Wireless customers to be productive and stay connected - the Windows Mobile 5.0- equipped XV6700, with its unique sliding QWERTY keyboard that opens from the side and automatically changes screen orientation from portrait to landscape viewing mode, is designed to allow busy professionals to stay connected with their office, friends and family.

With the XV6700, a Verizon Wireless customer will find the same Windows- based PC experience they are accustomed to with their desktop PC or laptop. 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, making it the perfect device for business executives to manage E-Mails, spreadsheets and presentations - regardless of location.

The XV6700 also supports Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for over-the-air synchronization of E-Mail 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:

  • Dual Band (800MHz CDMA/1900MHz PCS)
  • 1xEV-DO / 1xRTT
  • 64MB RAM / 128 MB Flash ROM
  • Mobile Web 2.0-capable
  • MiniSD Card expansion slot
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology - supports the following Bluetooth profiles: wireless headset, hands-free accessories, file transfer and synchronization with compatible PCs. It does not support all object exchange (OBEX) profiles
  • Built-In Wi-Fi
  • Main Display: 2.8"TFT 65K Color (240 x 320)
  • Slide out QWERTY keyboard
  • 5-Way Navigational Pad
  • 1.3 Mega-pixel Camera/Camcorder
  • Built-in Flash and Macro Functions
  • 8X digital zoom control
  • Resolution Adjusent: 1600 x 1280, 1280 x 1024, 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 180 x 160
  • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
  • TXT Messaging with EMS (Enhanced Messaging Services)
  • Windows Media Player 10
  • Polyphonic ringer and sound capability
  • Built-in two-way speakerphone
  • TTY enabled for the hearing impaired
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility
  • Dimensions: (H) 5.2"x (W) 2.32"x (D) 0.93"
  • Weight: 6.5 ounces
  • Battery: 1350 mAh LiIon
  • Usage Time: Up to 5 hours or
  • Standby Time: Up to 200 + hours

The device is powered by a 416 MHz Intel PXA270 processor. With built- in Bluetooth wireless technology, the XV6700 makes it easy for the business executive to connect with other devices seamlessly.

The XV6700 is available today to enterprise customers through Verizon Wireless' business sales channels. The XV6700 will be available on January 19 for US$ 299.99 after US$ 100 rebate with two-year customer agreement and qualifying data plan in the 1,900 Verizon Wireless stores across the country and at Circuit City locations.

Cheers ~ Arne

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