Sierra Wireless, makers of fine products such as the Wireless Data 1x Aircards now has information online about their new "VOQ Professional Phone" running Windows Mobile™ 2003 for Smartphone software as it's OS.
It has a flip-open QWERTY "thumb-pad". Their site www.voq.com features a cool 3d view of the product and feature information. According to the site the phone will be available in the first half of 2004.
The design appears more phone-like that some of of Pocket-PC with phone cabilities but provides more input options that products like the Motorola MPx200 Smart Phone.
2004 is going to be a very exciting year for mobile devices like TabletPCs and Smart Phones taking advantage of increasing levels of network access. With development tools already existing in Visual Studio .NET the development possibilities are endless! Now what will be "The Killer App?"