Top marks to HTC IMHO for opening up a whole new market for the Pocket PC... and it looks like they're about to do it again with another new Pocket PC form factor... feast your eyes on the HTC Blizzard concept!
Looking like a bizarre cross between a Smartphone and a Pocket PC with it's candybar layout, phone keypad and 2.4" inch touchscreen (the smallest seen yet on a Pocket PC), the Blizzard concept features:
- WINDOWS MOBILE 5
- TriBand GPRS / 3G with Video Calling (forward facing camera not shown on this image)
- 240x320 Screen
- 1.3 / 2MP Camera
- miniSD Expansion
- 128MB ROM
- 64MB RAM
The only thing that seems to be missing from the device is WiFi.
Although the picture above shows Windows Mobile 2003 SE, the device is made possible by the advancements in one handed operation found in Windows Mobile 5.
Although no operator has yet announced this device, it is anticipated that this device will hit market at the end of 2005, about the same time as HTC release 3G Smartphones onto the scene