TV enabled WM Smartphone coming to U.S

” The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the HTC Foreseer for release in the United Sates.The world’s first TV-enabled Windows Mobile Smartphone is expected to be available in this country under the Modeo brand. Powered by Windows Mobile 5.0, it is optimized to receive and playback Modeo’s DVB-H mobile broadcasts. Additionally, the users will be able to take advantage of portable subscription music services to expand their mobile entertainment library.The handset will work on quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks. It is equipped with a 200 MHz TI OMAP850 processor, 64 MB RAM and 128 MB ROM. For smooth video playback, the users are offered a 2.2-inch color QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) TFT screen and an NVIDIA Go-Force 5500 handheld graphics processing unit.HTC Foreseer also features a micro-SD memory expansion slot, integrated Bluetooth 1.2 short-range wireless networking, and an 1.3-megapixel camera. Its 1150 mAH lithium-ion battery is said to allow up to three hours of TV viewing, four hours of talk time or six days of standby time.The device measures 4.1 x 2.2 x 0.6 inches, and weighs 4.23 ounces.According to early rumors, the handset is likely to debut in the second half of 2006. The FCC certification makes me think of that being not far from true. Unfortunately, no word on the price yet.” via

Treo 700wx Released on Sprint

Palm Treo 700wxPalm has launched the Treo 700wx on the Sprint Network. The 700wx is a EV-DO capable smartphone powered by Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition. The 700wx is now available for purchase at Sprint retail locations beginning around $499 depending on available discounts, online availability is expected later this week.The Palm Treo 700wx combines a mobile phone with high-speed wireless data access to email and business applications. Aside from a darker shade of grey color, the 700wx is identical to the 700w in appearance. It also features much of the same software and Palm Treo specific enhancements on top of Windows Mobile. The 700wx has been given a significant upgrade in free operating memory. It features twice the available program RAM, with a total of 48 MB free after a reset. For a detailed image of the memory differences, view this image.Windows Mobile Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) comes preloaded, which includes Direct Push Technology, native S/MIME support, certificate-based authentication to all Exchange data, and remote and local device wipe, is available out-of-the-box giving smartphone users fast, automatic wireless updates of their email, calendar items, contacts and tasks. The Treo 700wx smartphone offers mobile professionals streamlined access to Good Mobile Messaging through an intuitive Get Good application icon, allowing easy over-the-air provisioning. The solution delivers real-time access to push-based email, calendar items, contacts, notes and tasks. It also supports Good Mobile Defense for robust security and fleet management, as well as Good Mobile Intranet, giving users access to web-enabled enterprise systems, including sales force automation (SFA), customer relationship management (CRM) and corporate intranets. The Treo 700wx has a SV-DO capable wireless data connection for broadband like download data speeds averaging up to 400-700 kbps on the Sprint Power Vision Network. The Treo 700wx also incorporates built-in dial-up networking (DUN) capabilities via a USB connection on Windows. Review from mobiletechreview here and a video at treocentral here:Treo 700wx Features: 312 MHz Intel XScale processor 240×240 pixel TFT screen 128MB of memory and 60MB of dedicated user storage 1.3-megapixel digital camera for images and videos Integrated Bluetooth 1.2 wireless technology Expansion card slot (SD, SDIO, and MultiMediaCard compatible) Size/weight: 4.4″ x 2.3″ x 0.9″ (111 mm x 58 mm x 22.5 mm) / 6.4 ounces (180 g) Removable 1800 mAh battery and non-volatile memory Voice Command for voice dialing Ability to send and receive email from multiple corporate and personal email accounts, with built-in support for Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile, Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL, and other POP3 and IMAP accounts On-device access to Microsoft Office Word Mobile, Office Excel Mobile and Office PowerPoint Mobile for viewing, editing and creating Word and Excel Mobile documents, as well as viewing PowerPoint Mobile presentations. In addition, with Picsel PDF viewer Unified messaging application, including email, SMS and MMS ” via