Lots of people have been waiting for the XDAIII pocket pc cell phone with slide out qwerty keyboard to become available in the US.
As we mentioned previously it is now available throught Cingular Wireless and we got to try one out yesterday.
The SX66 is a quad-band (850/900/1800/1900MHz) GSM phone that will work almost anywhere in the world, the windows mobile software and 3.5″ QVGA 320×240 pixel touchscreen allows it to operate as a pocket pc/pda with all the usual features such as web browser, email, contacts, calendar, pocket word, pocket excel etc.
The SX-66 also has a 400MHz processor, 64MB ROM 128MB RAM, 802.11b wireless, bluetooth, SD/MMC card slot, is 2.82″ x 4.92″ x 0.74″, and weighs 7.4oz.
The SX-66 feels good in the hand and the keyboard has a good feel but the keys are so small they would take getting used to, especially if you have large fingers. Despite that it is a lot better than no keyboard at all and we think this is the best pocket pc phone available in the US today.