Do you remember my Tatung M1 coverage from last week? Now it looks like Tatung made some serious progress in getting their M1 Windows Mobile Smartphone approved by the FCC.
As phoneArena.com reported this week, it received the required FCC approval and now it is speculated if the M1 might be launched by Cingular.
Since the Tatung M1 is a quad-band GSM phone with GPRS and Bluetooth support, it can be easily launched in the US and according to phoneArena.com the screenshots in the manual of the device show the Cingular name as a network operator (which is unusual since normally for these kind of screenshots a dummy network name is used but not an existing network name). Therefore phoneArena.com is guessing that the biggest US carrier will offer the M1, taking the Windows Mobile to the masses.
I have no idea if this is just a (cheap) dream or not but if the M1 makes it to the US it would be ground breaking since the Tatung M1 promisses to be way cheaper than all the current Windows Mobile Smartphones.
Cheers ~ Arne