While T-Mobile (Germany) announced its version of the HTC Athena Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition today to become available in Europe within the next weeks, HTC's daughter company Dopod International, a brand-product unit of High Tech Computer (HTC), will begin to market the HTC Athena as the Dopod U1000, in the Taiwanese market even sooner. Dopod's president Jack Tong announced a release for the next week already!
The launch comes much earlier than originally scheduled, said market sources, who had expected HTC to launch such a device by the end of the first quarter at the earliest.
Without a contract, the Dopod U1000 will retail for 39,900 Taiwan Dollar/around 930 Euro.
Cheers ~ Arne