More Details on T-Mobile’s Upcoming Pocket PC Phone

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Last week, T-Mobile announced it will be releasing in Europe a version of the xda II Pocket PC phone. Yesterday, the company gave more details on this device.

T-Mobile MDA 2 T-Mobile currently carries a version of the xda, a cellular-wireless handheld that runs the Pocket PC Phone Edition. T-Mobile sometimes refers to its version as the MDA, for Mobile Digital Assistant, though in the U.S. it usually just calls it the Pocket PC Phone Edition. An updated edition of the xda is expected later this year and T-Mobile will be carrying a version of it, which it will call the MDA II.

T-Mobile said yesterday that this device will have 128 MB of RAM and will have integrated Bluetooth wireless networking.

It was already known that the MDA II will run the Phone Edition of Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC on a 400 MHz Intel XScale processor. It will have an SD slot and an improved screen, offering 16-bit color. It will also sport an integrated digital camera capable of taking pictures at up to 640 by 480 pixels.

The MDA 2 will run on GSM/GPRS wireless networks. T-Mobile confirmed yesterday that it will be a tri-band device, capable of being used worldwide. Like its predecessor, it will offer both voice and data capabilities and have full multimedia messaging.

It will be available in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Great Britain in October. Because T-Mobile also operates in the U.S., it seems likely this handheld will be available in this country, too. It is not yet known what it will cost in any country.

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