Recently I was able to get my grubby little gadget loving hands on a pretty sweet piece of hardware. The PPC-6700 from Sprint is a cell phone, PDA, digital still camera, digital video camera… about the only thing it doesn’t do is julienne fries!
What’s in the box?
The PPC-6700 comes with USB cable, power cable, cradle, manuals, earbud headphones, extra stylus, software CD. The unit runs Windows Mobile 2005 software and has the following specs:
- Operating Mode: Digital dual-band; this device operates within the CDMA frequency bands of 1900 MHz digital and 800 MHz digital
- Dimensions: 4.25″ x 2.3″ x 1.0″
- Battery Type: 1350 mAh Li-Ion Polymer
- Battery Life: Up to 4.7 hours
- Weight: 6.07 oz
What’s good about it?
The phone side can work with Sprint’s PCS network as well as the new EVDO technology providing a high speed connection. Got BlueTooth? So does the PPC-6700! No I’m not done yet, this phone will connect to Wifi access points as well. I work in the telecom industry supporting large networks which carry with them Service Level Agreements. If something goes down, we need to be on it ASAP. With this phone we could literally call the customer, check monitoring sites, telnet into switches and routers, all from the lake fishing! If all this doesn’t make this the coolest PDA/Phone you’ve ever seen, check out the built in keyboard!
GadgetMadness Verdict:2 thumb-typing thumbs up!
This swiss army knife of a cell phone has so many capabilities, you’d have a hard time running out of uses for it. There is only one drawback at this time and that is the pricepoint. Sprint’s website lists it as $599 but with contract you get a $150 discount so the final price would be $449. When considering what this is, a pocketpc with cell phone, digital camera and more abilities, that seems a fair price. If that’s too steep for you, give it some time and the price will probably drop. For more on the PPC-6700 see the Sprint website here