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PREVIEW: HTC Blue Angel Wireless Features
Posted by Arne Hess - on Sunday, 15.08.04 - 16:17:16 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 8292x
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Since T-Mobile announced it's MDA III earlier this year, the interest for this new Pocket PC Phone Edition increases day by day. To be clear again - like the MDAs before, also this MDA is manufactured by HTC Taiwan but - and this is important to know - HTC developed two different versions: the GSM version called "Blue Angel" and the CDMA version called "Harrier".
While the Harrier supports CDMA as the only data option (according to the FCC information), the Blue Angel supports GSM/GPRS WAN, Wi-Fi b W-LAN and Bluetooth PAN data connections. I've recently received some exclusive screenshots of all the different access methods:

Pretty clever seems the GPRS/Wi-Fi implementation as you can see on the following screen shot:

As mentioned before the Blue Angel supports GSM/GPRS, Bluetooth and finally Wi-Fi:

The Wireless LAN Manager:

Unlike other sites reported before, this time it seems that HTC isn't using the Windows Mobile Bluetooth stacks anymore (which was also used for the HTC Himalaya aka O2 Xda II) but the Widcomm Bluetooth stack:

It seems this device will become a pretty complete one - for sure - thanks to it's GSM/GPRS, W-LAN and Bluetooth support, but also because HTC is working on a clever implementation how wireless connections are used and many of you - I'm sure will appreciate the Widcomm stack support instead of the Windows Mobile Bluetooth stack.

Cheers ~ Arne