Mobile received a couple of information about new Windows Mobile devices which
are expected to be released during Q1/Q2-2007 by Verizon. The Pocket PCs and
Smartphones are all working with Verizon's CDMA network, so don't hold the
breath to see them released anywhere else (except Canada maybe).
Anyway, first we have two UTStarcom devices from HTC (namely the UTStarcom XV
6800 and SMT 5800) as well as a device from Samsung (the SCH-i760).
The UTStarcom XV 6800 is a Windows Mobile Pocket PC featuring Windows Mobile
5 AKU 3, a slide out keyboard, a 2 megapixel camera, 256 MB ROM and 96 MB RAM
which is extendable via microSD memory cards as well as the device includes a
thumb-wheel and supports 1xEvDO (upgradeable to Rev A), WiFi b/g and Bluetooth
The next device is the UTStarcom SMT5800. While the screenshot shows Windows
Mobile Pocket PC, I'm still the opinion, that this device is running Windows
Mobile for Smartphone (also because of the device's name "SMT" which was used so
far by UTStarcom for Windows Mobile Smartphones only).
Like the XV6800, the SMT5800 is also running Windows Mobile 5 AKU 3 and supports
1EvDO (upgradeable to Rev A). It also features a slide out keyboard as well as a
2 megapixel camera. The 128 MB ROM/96 MB RAM memory can be extended using
microSD cards and for sure, also this device is supporting Bluetooth 2.0 but
The last device is the Samsung SCH-i760. Unlike the UTStarcom device above,
it's featuring Windows Mobile "Crossbow" (the follower of today's Windows Mobile
5.0) and is a 1xEvDO device (without the option to upgrade to Rev 1). Like the
devices above, also the i760 is sporting a slide out keybord but the cam is 1.3
megapixel only. Also the memory is 128 MB ROM/64 MB RAM only - on the other hand
it's supporting WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0. Unlike the devices before, the
Samsung is exprected to be released in Q2-2007:
This looks definitely like an interesting and impressive roadmap of Windows
Mobile devices. I'm not sure why to release the UTStarcom XV6800 and Samsung
i760 in parallel, since both devices seems to be pretty similar but this is
another indication, that the SMT5800 might be a Windows Mobile Smartphone, not a
Pocket PC - to address a different market better.
Cheers ~ Arne