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HTC’s Himalaya Pocket PC Phone Edition 2003 gets FCC approval

HTC’s Himalaya Pocket PC Phone Edition 2003 gets FCC approval

Wow. The photos at the FCC site show a couple of things that I haven’t seen before, including the guts of the device (taken apart), and (drumroll, please)…

Photos of the ‘backpack’ and VGA cable!

The backpack appears to replace the stock battery cover, and has a slot (assuming CF) facing the bottom of the unit.

The VGA cable appears to have a composite/RCA video out, as well as a standard VGA connector. It’s not clear in the photo what the other end of the cable connects to – the sync port of the XDA, or a special port on the backpack accessory.

Best news of all is that this device is really headed for the US. The FCC documents show two variants – the PH10A and the PH10B. The PH10A appears to be the T-Mobile MDA II, with the black accents on the front, while the PH10B appears to be the O2 version, all silver. That means that more than one carrier will likely carry the device in the U.S. (probably T-Mobile and AT&T, just like now).

I can’t wait until this is available! :-)

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