the laptop behind and staying connected and productive just got easier with the
introduction of the Mogul by HTC, the newest Windows Mobile device from Sprint.
Operating on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network, the Mogul by HTC is the first
CDMA device in the U.S. with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition and
will also be the first handset from Sprint that will support EV-DO Rev. A data
speeds via a free software upgrade that will be made available at a later date.
The Mogul by HTC replicates the familiar Windows PC-based experience and
utilizes a suite of software unavailable in the U.S. on any other CDMA device to
deliver a variety of key benefits including increased security and added support
for HTML E-Mail and Microsoft Office Mobile.
"The Mogul by HTC gives customers the power to be more productive and
manage a busy personal and professional life with the most advanced wireless
capabilities and features available on any pocket-sized device," said Danny
Bowman, vice president of customer equipment for Sprint. "With support for
Windows Mobile 6, Bluetooth and integrated Wi-Fi for data, customers have
more choices for staying productive on the go today and can look forward to
enhanced wireless data speeds in the future with the EV-DO Rev. A upgrade."
Building on the strength of its predecessor, the Sprint PCS Vision Smart
Device PPC-6700, the Mogul by HTC offers the same innovative design with
slide-out QWERTY keyboard, large touch screen and five-way navigation button but
also delivers several enhancements:
- Longer battery life - approximately 20 percent more than its
predecessor, the PPC-6700
- More internal memory - increases from 128 MB to 256 MB and can be
expanded with a microSD card. A 512 MB card ships with the device with cards
up to 2 GB being supported.
- Smaller design -Thinner than the PPC-6700; measuring at 4.33" x 2.32" x
0.73" while featuring an internal antenna.
- Higher resolution camera: resolution boosts to 2 MP with flash,
auto-focus and camcorder capabilities, allowing customers to capture and
share important business images or personal moments
- Thumbwheel: enables convenient, one-handed operation.
Broad wireless data functionality gives customers more choices for quick and
convenient E-Mail, attachments and text messages; view documents; browse the
Web; listen to news, music and audio clips; and access corporate applications
while on the go.
At launch, the Mogul by HTC supports EV-DO Rev. 0 data speeds on the Sprint
Mobile Broadband Network - the largest wireless broadband network in the nation,
covering more than 207 million people across the country, more than 11,000
cities and 1,000 airports. Customers will be able to take advantage of increased
data speeds when Sprint provides support for EV-DO Rev. A technology on the
device via a free software upgrade. Integrated Wi-Fi for data also allows users
to connect in thousands of Sprint-compatible domestic and international Wi-Fi
ZONES and other public, enterprise and residential Wi-Fi locations*. Staying
connected on the road is easier with flexible connectivity options like
phone-as-modem functionality which allows customers to use the device with a
laptop for high speed data access via the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.
As the first Sprint Smart Device to allow Java applications, the Mogul by HTC
also helps customers stay informed and entertained in between meetings or while
waiting for a flight. 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 for only 99 cents each with a Power Vision data plan. The songs are
transferred over the air in as little as 30 seconds anywhere within the
nationwide Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. The On Demand application delivers
customized, up-to-date information such as sports, weather, news, money and more
information all with the push of a button. Additional personalization and
content such as games, ringers, screen savers and applications can be accessed
directly via the Sprint PCS Software Store provided by HandangoTM an on-device
software catalog enabling wireless downloads on-the-go.
"The Mogul by HTC is another example of the innovation and broad
functionality that HTC is bringing to customers," said Todd Achilles, vice
president of HTC America. "Sprint customers will find that the broad
wireless connectivity and power of Windows Mobile 6 enable a full range of
benefits that have a direct impact on their ability to stay connected in
The Mogul by HTC will be available this week online at www.sprint.com and in
Sprint business sales channels for US$ 399.99 with a two-year service agreement.
The Mogul by HTC will be available in Sprint retail stores in July.
Cheers ~ Arne