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Sprint Launches Window Mobile 5 EV-DO Phone

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Sep 16, 2005, 12:36 PM   by (staff)

Sprint today launched the first Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC phone in the US. The PPC-6700, also known as the HTC Apache, features a QVGA touch screen LCD, a 1.3 Megapixel camera, Mini SD card slot, and a keyboard that slides out horizontally - change the screen's orientation to landscape. The PPC-6700 has both EV-DO high speed cellular data and Wi-Fi for higher speeds at hotspots. The phone is currently available to business customers for $565 with a one year contract or $480 with a two year commitment.

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Sep 16, 2005, 1:30 PM


wow, what great looking phones!
nextel18 said:
wow, what great looking phones!

its like the girl in freshman dorm 6th floor with the clap.. looks good on the outside, maybe even comes with a rebate, but im my opinion is this really worth it? ...

Sep 20, 2005, 3:56 PM

Will it work on Verizon?

I think that technically, this phone should work just fine on Verizon. However, will Verizon activate this phone on their network?

Sep 16, 2005, 4:16 PM

Phonescoop news...

Isn't it funny how phonescoop always seems to list these phones as news, but often (like here) doesn't actually have a page for them?
Funny? NO, more like confused.
Help us understand what you are talking about.
You could probably go the the Sprint/Nextel site to view more.
I check this site practically every day AND I appreciate being kept informed of all the latest.

(Keep i...
yea, i dont get what you are talking about.

Sep 17, 2005, 2:27 PM

Is it me....

😁 Ok is it just me or does this phone sound kick @ss... I mean yeah it has all the features anyone would want... I really really really want to get it but...

First PDA phone with Windows Mobile 5.0 right? That could cause some troubles... If i'm not wrong

Also first phone at all that has EVDO for sprint, Did they get it right the first time? Can we expect that there wont be 900 bugs from the EVDO and WM5... I mean I really want to hear, "this phone is going to be awesome, I have it and it works perfect", if so i'm calling sprint and ordering it right now... But I dont know if that could be true... Can we really expect it to be that good??

Besides that, does the Screen of this phone, is it equal, smaller or great then the Treo 650 a...

Sep 16, 2005, 2:03 PM

DUN Profile?

If I can get my 12" Powerbook online with this puppy using bluetooth then I won't miss the fact that it doesn't have a PCMCIA slot anymore.

Any news on whether Sprint will disable this capability???

$20 Paypal to anyone who knows for sure (and can prove it in print) before monday the 19th of Sep '05.
I'll take you up on your offer. It will be supported. However, the initial shipment of devices will have it disabled. A future software update will enable it.

From the Sprint press release:
"Dial-up networking capabilities for use with Bluetoot...
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