Grundig mobile (the brand name of Grupo Vitelcom, a Spanish ODM) has revealed that, it will release the well known HTC Universal (better known as i-mate JasJar, T-Mobile MDA Pro or O2 Xda Exec) during Q1 next year.
Nothing else except the specifications are known today (neither the price nor the countries where the GR980 can be expected) but Vitelcom has a strong and old partnership with Spanish Telefonica Moviles and therefore there are some fair chances to see it released in Spain also.
Which makes me certain about such a launch as well, is the branding on one of the web photos. While the (left) animated image just shows the device, the right image clearly shows the Moviles logo left from the screen as well as the Today skin indicates the Moviles "M":
Since Telefonica Moviles is active in Spain, Czech and - most important - South America - these are areas where the GR980 could be launched potentially (not to speak about O2, Telefonica's
newest share which has introduced the O2 Xda Exec in UK already).
Looks like there is a new ODM to have on the watch list also? Any of my Spanish readers have heard any rumors about a possible HTC Universal launch in Spain? Additionally, German teltarif.de is speculating that this device will be released in Germany also.
Cheers ~ Arne