Sprint Launches HTC Mogul With Windows Mobile 6

You’ve got to hand it to the folks at HTC. They’ve certainly got a way with naming their devices, and the HTC Mogul (PPC-6800) destined for Sprint is no exception. Like so many other HTC Pocket PC phones, the Mogul comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Unlike many of their recent offerings, however, the Mogul’s keyboard comes out the right like the Wing, rather than out the left like the TyTn. It’s one powerful handheld, and some may say that it’s “the best slide out QWERTY phone yet.”

From the outside, the Mogul — which measures 4.33 x 2.32x 0.73 inches and weighs 5.8 ounces — looks much like the PPC-6700 it replaces. On the inside, you’ll find a powerful Intel PXA-263 processor, 64MB RAM, 256MB ROM, 800/1900MHz CDMA, EVDO Rev.0 (with a free upgrade to Rev.A next month), integrated 802.11b/g WiFi, 1500mAh battery, microSD expansion, 2 megapixel camera, and a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen display. In this way, its battery life is significantly improved (20%), it has a thinner body, a higher resolution camera, and a whole whack of other things that just make it better than the PPC-6700.

To set it apart from similar devices being offered by other carriers, Sprint has tossed in some of their own flavoring with the HTC Mogul (PPC-6800). There’s the Sprint Music Store, of course, as well as “on-demand sports, weather, news, movies, and various Handango applications customized for the provider.” Price has been set at $399.


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