T-Mobile Germany Announces QVGA Smartphones

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T-Mobile Germany has announced plans to release a pair of Windows Mobile smartphones with 240-by-320-pixel (QVGA)displays.

As their names suggest, the SDA II and SDA II Music Smartphone will be quite similar.

They will both have 32 MB of RAM and a miniSD slot. Both will have a 2.2 inch screen and be 4.25 inches tall, 1.85 inches wide, and 0.77 inches thick (108 mm by 47 mm by 19.5 mm).

SDA II Music Smartphone However, SDA II Music Smartphone will also include a 1.3 megapixel camera and have iPod-like buttons on the front solely to control its audio player (see picture at left).

These will be among the first Windows Mobile smartphones to include a QVGA display. Support for QVGA was included in the smartphone version of Windows Mobile 2003 SE, but no company has yet released a device that takes advantage of this feature, although several have been announced.

They two devices are expected to be released in Germany in June. T-Mobile did not say what the prices will be.

This announcement was made at the CeBIT 2005 tradeshow, going on now in Hanover, Germany.

Not Just Germany

Recently, word leaked out that a version of this device is currently being tested by the European wireless carrier Orange, where it will be called the SPV C550.

All of these smartphones have been developed by the Taiwanese company High Tech Computer. Devices created by HTC frequently are offered by several different carriers.

Thanks to GeekZone for the tip.

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