In November, the LG Monaco is to be launched. Already carrying the upgraded Windows Mobile OS, this is a QWERTY slider that places 5MP of camera action at your fingers with AF so that your pictures come out as sharp as tacks. With GSM 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, microSD slot and Bluetooth 2.1 support, the handset will give business users a chance to put all of that 6.5 power to work on a 3.2 inch touchscreen offering high resolution of 480 X 800 pixels. The following month, AT&T will release the HP Obsidian which also will be powered by Windows Mobile 6.5. While a completely different format than the Monaco (Candybar), many of the specs are the same such as Wi-Fi, GSM 3G connectivity, the microSD slot and a QWERTY keyboard, although the latter's keys are not on a slider. Also featured on the device is a 3.5mm audio jack and a 3.2MP camera. When we last reported on the Obsidian, it was called the iPAQ K3.
Between upgrading older models and pushing out new ones, it is going to be a busy time period for Windows Mobile. Let's see if the much maligned OS gets more support from the wireless community after 6.5 launches on October 6th.
HP Obsidian Preliminary Specifications
LG Monaco Preliminary Specificatrions