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CLARIFICATION: T-Mobile clarifies Microsoft OS handset delay rumors
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 16.05.03 - 10:42:25 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 6629x
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T-Mobile has "confirmed" ;-) my thoughts from yesterday's news about "not to launch" a Windows Powered Smartphone. According to this article on RCR Wireless News, T-Mobile is still going to introduce a Microsoft Smartphone but delayed because some software glitches which needs to be fixed first:

T-Mobile International AG and Microsoft Corp. sought to clarify media reports concerning possible delays of the release of a T-Mobile phone using Microsoft software in Europe, but T-Mobile wouldn't give a specific release date.
However, T-Mobile's Schindera wouldn't say when the phone would be released, only that it would be released when all the software glitches are fixed. Schindera also said T-Mobile's partnership with Microsoft is still sound and the software problems are commonplace for high-end devices, such as those using Microsoft Smartphone software.

As I wrote yesterday: "However, this doesn't say that T-Mobile wont introduce a Microsoft Smartphone anyway, personally I believe T-Mobile wasn't satisfied with the hardware (HTC Tanager) or don't want to release a Smartphone 2002 anymore where Smartphone 2003 is on the horizon."

So I still see this option plus T-Mobile isn't even satisfied with its own work. T-Mobile planned, according to CeBIT demonstrations, to integrate t-zones (content) as well as GPS baes car navigation. This is "a little bit more" complex than just introducing a "out of the box" device and therefore it requires more work, testing and certifying.

But I'm happy to see that my assumptions seems to were correct, not like other sites which which blew out a swan song... ;-)

Cheers ~ Arne

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