In another press release, Verizon Wireless is announcing the Pocket PC XV6700! This device is based off the HTC Apache reference design which supports EVDO, WiFi, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Windows Mobile 5, Exchange 2003 connectivity, bluetooth, and a 416MHz Intel xScale processor.
It is similar in most ways to the HTC Wizard that most people will have read about, with the exception of CDMA/EVDO radios instead of GSM/GPRS/EDGE and the Intel chipset instead of the TI one.
I’ve seen a version of this device (also available on Sprint) in person and have to admit that the EVDO speeds bring an entirely new usefulness to the device.
The Pocket PC XV6700 will be available starting on January 19th, 2006 for $300 after $100 rebate, 2 year contract and qualifying data plan.