Pocket PC goes EV-DO

While most of us are waiting on WiFi for the Treo, Verizon blasts out with an Audiovox PPC that can run on the super quick EV-DO network.

The XV6600 runs the Phone Edition of Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition on a 400 MHz Intel XScale PXA263 processor. It includes 128 MB of RAM, and has an SD/SDIO slot for additional storage.

This model includes Bluetooth, allowing it to be used with wireless headsets and as a wireless modem for other devices.

Because it has has EV-DO support, it offers typical download speeds of 300 Kbps to 500 Kbps. Verizon’s EV-DO network is currently available in 20 major metropolitan areas and 24 airports, with more expected in 2005. In places where EV-DO isn’t available, the XV6600 will use Verizon’s slower 1xRTT network. [Brighthand]

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