Sprint PPC-6800 announced, targets laptop market

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Sprint PPC-68000Sprint today has announced the HTC TyTN PPC-6800, sporting some bells but not all the whistles. While the CDMA device rocks a 2.0 Mpx camera, microSD slot, and Wi-Fi support (let’s not forget push email, either), it also features the lowly Windows Mobile 5.0 OS and no REV A EV-DO. You can go here for full deets.

Interestingly, Sprint and HTC are marketing the 6800 under the banner “leave the laptop behind”. This isn’t the first mobile looking to squirm in on laptop turf, if you’re willing to believe our friends in the financial world. Look, I love my BlackBerry/PDA/Smartphone just as much as the next guy, but I’m not ditching my laptop anytime soon. Mobiles are handy for most situations, but having a 17” monitor and a full-sized keyboard is a way more amenable than squinting at a 2” screen and thumbing like a madman.

  • Harry

    they need to rephrase that statement.
    I own the sprint PPC-6700.
    The way it works is – you can leave the laptop behind – MOST OF THE TIME.
    And that’s okay!
    Dont think that these devices totally replace the laptop.
    Like there’s no way I can really do photo editing on one of these. They weren’t intended for that. But I can pretty much handle all of my email. I can open and edit MS Word Documents and Excel spreadsheets (without a hitch).
    I can watch powerpoint slideshow presentations.
    And the explorer web browser is useful. More and more webistes are “mobile smart” these days.

  • Harry

    they need to rephrase that statement.
    I own the sprint PPC-6700.
    The way it works is – you can leave the laptop behind – MOST OF THE TIME.
    And that’s okay!
    Dont think that these devices totally replace the laptop.
    Like there’s no way I can really do photo editing on one of these. They weren’t intended for that. But I can pretty much handle all of my email. I can open and edit MS Word Documents and Excel spreadsheets (without a hitch).
    I can watch powerpoint slideshow presentations.
    And the explorer web browser is useful. More and more webistes are “mobile smart” these days.