introduced last week a new generation of cell phones with Microsoft Windows
operating system: E-Mail, surf, take photos, listen to music and watch videos on
Take pictures and send them as an MMS, enjoy music, surf the
Internet, send and receive E-Mails: T-Mobile brings together the multimedia
world of mobile communications in two innovative devices, the MDA compact and
the new SDA music. Both devices are now available. The models make an impression
with their markedly elegant design and a large, crystal-clear display. The
Windows mobile operating system from Microsoft with its standard home-PC
interface enables easy access to multimedia and office functions.
MDA compact is pure lifestyle and offers something for every taste. T-Mobile
customers can receive and send their E-Mails with their cell phone; even E-Mail
attachments in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF can be displayed and conveniently
edited using the large touch screen. Anyone who likes to participate in online
auctions will not have to miss an offer with the MDA compact. Thanks to the
integrated web browser, you can access Internet pages or PDA-optimized pages
while on the move, for example from eBay. Users can take top-quality pictures
and videos with the built-in, high-resolution camera (1.3 mega-pixel, digital 8X
zoom). You can send the pictures right away via MMS or as an E-Mail attachment.
You can also take and view photos and videos in landscape format - real digicam
feeling. Even your ears will be delighted with the MDA compact. For example, MP3
songs can easily be played back using the integrated Windows Media Player. A
stereo headset is included.
T-Mobile's SDA music is a real entertainer. Users will enjoy their personal
favorite sounds as a video or music file - for example in MP3, WMA or MPEG and
WMV- using the integrated Windows Media Player and the included stereo headset.
The player can be started and operated easily using additional buttons
(Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse). There is a built-in VGA camera (VGA, Video
Graphic Array) for video communication. The pictures and video clips you just
took at a party can also be sent via MMS, for example to other party-goers.
Current gaming highlights can also be easily played with the multimedia device.
T-Mobile customers get a first insight into this new, multimedia world directly
after buying the device. Demo versions of videos, games and small additional
programs are already preinstalled on the 128MB mini-SD card included with the
SDA music. Like the MDA compact, the SDA music device also enables E-Mail
communication or access to the Internet while being on the move. Pocket Outlook
is available for editing E-Mails or maintaining calendar and contact data.
The MDA compact and the SDA music have a Bluetooth, infrared and USB interface.
The data (e.g. calendar, contacts) is synchronized with ActiveSync
automatically. Files received on your cell phone or downloaded from your
computer can not only be internally saved on both devices, but also on a memory
card (accessory for MDA compact), which can be plugged into your cell phone.
In connection with a T-Mobile postpay contract and the Relax 100, the MDA
compact costs EUR 199.95, and the SDA music EUR 79.95. Additionally, customers
receive a multimedia budget of EUR 25 when booking a T-Mobile data option. This
credit lets users test multimedia services, e.g. the latest soccer results via
MMS News for three months without commitment. And anyone who also books the Data
2 option on top of the multimedia budget with an inclusive volume of two
megabytes (MB) will not pay the Data 2 option price for the first three months.
This corresponds to almost 600 short E-Mails per month. The offer is only valid
until February 28, 2005.
In addition to the MDA compact and the SDA music
devices, T-Mobile is offering other devices with the Microsoft Windows operating
system - the MDA models II and III and the SDA. Since market launch two years
ago, more than 150,000 MDAs have been sold. The device already has a market
share of 40% in the German business customer market for PDA phones, making
T-Mobile the market leader in this area. T-Mobile is already in third place with
its MDA models in the whole PDA market.
If and when these devices becomes
available in other T-Mobile markets isn't announced yet.
Cheers ~ Arne
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