MWC: T-Mobile unveils new phones


T-Mobile has announced a range of new handsets to its range.

The T-Mobile MDA Compact V (pictured left) is a touchscreen device that offers the operators newest web’n’walk service, a 3.2-inch WVGA display, 5-megapixel camera, GPS and HSDPA and Wi-Fi capabilities.

The T-Mobile MDA Vario V is another web’n’walk enabled phone that features a full QWERTY keyboard with kick-tail mechanism, WVGA screen, GPS and HSDPA.

Both devices are based on the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system are due to launch in the UK in June.

The Nokia 1662 (pictured right) is a prepay handset with basic features, such as a phonebook for up to 500 entries, FM radio and flashlight. It will launch ion the UK in April.

The fourth device is the T-Mobile Vairy Touch, the operator’s first T-Mobile-branded phone in its prepay range. It features a PDA design, touchscreen and FM radio but won’t launch in the UK.

Additionally, T-Mobile and Samsung will continue their strategic partnership in 2009. The first device to be released is the S8300 (pictured centre), an 8-megapixel device with a full-touch user interface and keypad with GPS and web’n’walk. The handset will launch in the UK in March and will be followed by the S7350 and S6700.

T-Mobile International head of terminal management Michael Hagspihl said: “When we first brought our MDA series to market seven years ago, we changed the mass market for data usage sustainably. We are now strengthening this leadership position with the launch of the T-Mobile MDA Vario V and the exclusive T-Mobile MDA Compact V.

“Both phones demonstrate our commitment to mobile data with high speed 3G connectivity and the latest T-Mobile web’n’walk service with widgets for fast access to your favourite Internet services.”