T-Mobile at Mobile World Congress 2009
17th February 2009
T-Mobile were very much in evidence
at this year's MWC event, showcasing some exclusive
devices for their network.
MDA Vario V
T-Mobile's version of the HTC
Touch Pro2, the T-Mobile MDA Vario V is due
in June 2009 in Germany, the UK, Austria, Czech Republic
and the Netherlands. This is one of the most interesting
phones to come out of this year's MWC and is likely
to be hotly anticipated.
MDA Compact V
Although it has a few cosmetic differences,
the T-Mobile MDA Compact V is identical to the
Touch Diamond2 underneath. This is another impressive
Windows smartphone with class leading features, due
for release in the UK, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic
and the Netherlands in June.
A version of the existing Nokia
1661, the Nokia 1662 is designed
to be a very low cost colour phone aimed
at prepaid customers. It has a 120 x
160 pixel display, FM radio and a flashlight
and 19 days standby time.
Due to come in April in Germany,
the UK, the Netherlands, Croatia, Hungary,
Macedonia and Poland, the Nokia 1662
is likely to be one of the very cheapest
phones in T-Mobile's range.
A compact touchscreen device aimed
at prepay customers, the T-Mobile
Vairy Touch bears a passing resemblence
to the T-Mobile
MDA Basic, but this is not an HTC
handset and it does not run Windows.
We don't know much about the specifications
of this device, except it has Bluetooth,
an FM radio and what appears to be a
front-facing camera which would indicate
that this is a 3G phone.
The T-Mobile Vairy Touch will be
on sale from March in Germany, Austria,
Croatia, Montenegro, Hungary and Macedonia.
A touchscreen phone with a 5 megapixel
camera, GPS, WiFi, HSDPA and a 3"
400 x 240 pixel screen, the LG GT500
is a powerful but slim device.
It features comprehensive mail support,
geotagging and it can play back a wide
variety of different media formats.
The GT500 is a step up from the LG
KP500 Cookie in terms of specification,
and will be available exclusively on
T-Mobile from June this year, probably
marketed under the name "LG Puccini".