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Monday, October 25, 2004

The Audiovox PPC-6601 and PPC-6600: Sprint's new Pocket PC Phones

Woohoo!!!  This is the one I have been waiting for.

Sprint Audiovox PPC-6601

There have been rumors since April that Sprint would carry the CU928, Daxian’s sweet new Pocket PC Phone (and yes, the XDA III/MDA III is the GSM/GPRS version of this), but now it’s official. The only thing is that you should waste your time calling up Sprint asking for the Daxian CU928 since it’s now known as the Audiovox PPC-6601 (it’s like Audiovox has become the brand name of last resort for wireless carriers who feel like they gotta slap something vaguely recognizable on there). Anyway, we more or less already knew the specs on this one, but here’s the recap: 128MB of memory, 400MHz processor, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth (which we’re sure will be crippled because it’s Sprint), and an SDIO expansion card slot (but no built-in 802.11b WiFi like with the XDA III). There will also be a version called the PPC-6600 that comes with a built-in VGA quality digital camera. Retail price is $629.99.

[Engadget]