Good (or not) old Verizon wants to get some piece of the CES’ news flow, hence they’ve decided it’s the right time to officially announce the SMT5800 Windows Mobile smartphone. It’s like we haven’t figured out it’s coming…
Anyway, the Windows Mobile based smartphone packs both numeric keypad and full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, stereo Bluetooth support, 2.4″ QVGA screen, EV-DO, and of course the microSD memory slot. It’s a neat and powerful device, and you can already grab it online for $299.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. If you prefer the old way to play with the device for few moments before actually purchasing it, you’ll have to wait for January 21st when it’s scheduled to hit Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide… Full release after the jump.
PRESS RELEASE – Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, today announced the Verizon Wireless SMT5800 is available today online and through Verizon Wireless business sales. The SMT5800 will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Jan. 21.
Part compact phone, part messaging device, the Verizon Wireless SMT5800 features a standard mobile phone keypad and navigation as well as slide-out QWERTY keyboard, plus Windows Mobile 6 Standard for access to the Internet, calendar and contacts, tasks, e-mail and more. With the SMT5800, Verizon Wireless customers can easily view and edit Microsoft Word and Excel and view PowerPoint and PDF documents while on-the-go. Additional features of the SMT5800 include:
– 2.0 Megapixel camera with video capture
– Bluetooth 2.0 including stereo with support for certain profiles
– microSD memory card slot (for up to 8 GB of removable memory)
– 2.4″ QVGA, 240×320 65k-color screen
– CDMA2000 1X/EV-DO digital dual band
– Dimensions: 4.1″ l x 2.0″ w x 0.7″ d
– Weight: 4.2 oz.
Verizon Wireless customers have the benefit of using the SMT5800 as a modem for notebooks when they subscribe to Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess Connect — which runs on the nation’s most reliable wireless broadband network — to send and receive data.
The SMT5800 is available online at http://www.verizonwireless.com today for $299.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. Customers who purchase a qualified voice plan along with a data plan may be eligible for an additional $100 credit making the SMT5800 $199.99 for those customers.
Business customers may contact a Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ to purchase the device.