While it's not officially announced by Vodafone yet, the "coming soon" section at Vodafone's German website mentions a new Vodafone VPA which most of us already know - it's the HTC Herald Pocket PC Phone Edition.
Basically, the Herald is the follower of the HTC Wizard, since both devices supports 2.5G only - not 3G, both features a slide-out keyboard - while the Herald features a semi-automatic sliding mechanism.
Other features and improvements are that the Herald is just 17 mm thick, hosts a large internal memory of 128 MB ROM and 64 MB RAM and is quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as it supports Bluetooth and WiFi b/g.
The HTC Herald features Windows Mobile 5.0 Direct push E-Mail technology and is powered by a TI OMAP CPU at 200 MHz. Last but not least, the device is sporting a 2 megapixel camera for photos and videos.
It's not yet announced, when the Vodafone VPA compact IV will be launched, nor for which price but a launch within the next 2 months can be expected.
Cheers ~ Arne