Sprint has announced what it claims is the first Pocket PC phone in the U.S. to run Microsofts new Windows Mobile 5.0 software platform.
The Sprint PPC-6700 is a CDMA handset with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard plus a 1.3 megapixel camera and EV-DO, WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities.
The PPC-6700 is rumored to be manufactured by Taiwanese ODM (original device manufacturer) HTC, based on that companys Apache reference platform.
Its powered by a 416 MHz Intel XScale PXA270 embedded processor and reportedly comes equipped with 64MB of RAM and 128MB of Flash memory.
It features a unique, sliding QWERTY keyboard that opens from the side and automatically changes orientation from portrait to landscape viewing mode.
The device also boasts a 1.3 megapixel camera with built-in flash, digital zoom and camcorder functionality.