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Windows Mobile road map for AT&T shows LG Monaco and HP Obsidian

Windows Mobile road map for AT&T shows LG Monaco and HP Obsidian
AT&T has some last minute Windows Mobile items to attend to before the year is out, according to a leaked road map. The map shows the Windows Mobile related items that the nation's second largest wireless carrier must attend to before the end of the year, and was brought to the attention of BGR by a tipster. The menu includes some things that we already know like the launch of the AT&T Tilt2 on October 18th, and the release of the Pure sometime later that month. Both will be powered by Windows Mobile 6.5. Also next month, both the Samsung Epix and the Jack will receive upgrades to 6.5 from the current Windows Mobile 6.1 that they both run.

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

source: BGR
Windows Mobile road map for AT&T shows LG Monaco and HP Obsidian


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. Jyakotu (Posts: 817; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I really want the new Samsung Epix (I think it was called the Pivot) with WinMo 6.5!!! So glad October is close.

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