Starting on October 31, Cingular Wireless will offer the iPAQ hw6500 series on its high-speed EDGE network. This announcement has been coming for a very long time. With a 2-year plan, the hw6500 will cost $449 USD and $39.99 USD per month for unlimited data with a qualified voice plan. I suspect that the pricing refers to the hw6510 and that the hw6515 will be slightly more expensive.
It’s unfortunate that it’s taken so long for the hw6500 to be announced in the US, given that we know that the hw6700 is just around the corner. But then again, maybe the hw6700 will take just as long to come.