Leaving the laptop behind and staying connected and productive just got easier with the introduction of the Mogul(TM) by HTC, the newest Windows Mobile device from Sprint. Operating on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network, the Mogul(TM) by HTC is the first CDMA device in the U.S. with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition and will also be the first handset from Sprint that will support EV-DO Rev. A data speeds via a free software upgrade that will be made available at a later date.
Building on the strength of its predecessor, the Sprint PCS Vision Smart Device PPC-6700, the Mogul(TM) by HTC offers the same innovative design with slide-out QWERTY keyboard, large touch screen and five-way navigation button but also delivers several enhancements:
* Longer battery life - approximately 20 percent more than its predecessor, the PPC-6700.
* More internal memory - increases from 128 MB to 256 MB and can be expanded with a microSD card. A 512 MB card ships with the device with cards up to 2 GB being supported.
* Smaller design - Thinner than the PPC-6700; measuring at 4.33" x 2.32" x 0.73" while featuring an internal antenna.
* Higher resolution camera: resolution boosts to 2 MP with flash, auto-focus and camcorder capabilities, allowing customers to capture and share important business images or personal moments.
* Thumbwheel: enables convenient, one-handed operation.
The Mogul(TM) by HTC replicates the familiar Windows PC-based experience and utilizes a suite of software unavailable in the U.S. on any other CDMA device to deliver a variety of key benefits including increased security and added support for HTML email and Microsoft Office Mobile. Broad wireless data functionality gives customers more choices for quick and convenient email, attachments and text messages; view documents; browse the Web; listen to news, music and audio clips; and access corporate applications while on the go.
At launch, the Mogul(TM) by HTC supports EV-DO Rev. 0 data speeds on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network - the largest wireless broadband network in the nation, covering more than 207 million people across the country, more than 11,000 cities and 1,000 airports. Customers will be able to take advantage of increased data speeds when Sprint provides support for EV-DO Rev. A technology on the device via a free software upgrade. Integrated Wi-Fi for data also allows users to connect in thousands of Sprint-compatible domestic and international Wi-Fi ZONES and other public, enterprise and residential Wi-Fi locations*. Staying connected on the road is easier with flexible connectivity options like phone-as-modem functionality which allows customers to use the device with a laptop for high speed data access via the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.
As the first Sprint Smart Device to allow Java applications, the Mogul(TM) by HTC also helps customers stay informed and entertained in between meetings or while waiting for a flight. At launch, the Mogul(TM) by HTC will support On Demand and the Sprint Music Store provided as an over-the-air upgrade by mid-July. The Sprint Music Store offers more than 1.6 million songs which can be downloaded wirelessly for only 99 cents each with a Power Vision data plan. The songs are transferred over the air in as little as 30 seconds anywhere within the nationwide Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. The On Demand application delivers customized, up-to-date information such as sports, weather, news, money and more information all with the push of a button. Additional personalization and content such as games, ringers, screen savers and applications can be accessed directly via the Sprint PCS Software Store provided by Handango(TM) an on-device software catalog enabling wireless downloads on-the-go.
"The Mogul(TM) by HTC is another example of the innovation and broad functionality that HTC is bringing to customers," said Todd Achilles, vice president of HTC America. "Sprint customers will find that the broad wireless connectivity and power of Windows Mobile 6 enable a full range of benefits that have a direct impact on their ability to stay connected in today's world."
Additional features of the Mogul(TM) by HTC include:
* Support for Microsoft Office Mobile including Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, Office Outlook Mobile, Internet Explorer Mobile, Windows Media Player Mobile, ActiveSync, Windows Live Services, PDF Viewer.
* Built-in speakerphone.
* Speaker-independent voice recognition.
The Mogul(TM) by HTC will be available this week online at www.sprint.com and in Sprint business sales channels for $399.99 with a two-year service agreement. The Mogul by HTC will be available in Sprint retail stores in July.