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HTC TANAGER: Qtek to release the HTC Tanager in Sweden
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 09.04.03 - 19:20:30 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 6152x
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Qtek, who already released the HTC Pocket PC Phone Edition, is going to release the first Microsoft Smartphone independently - without a GSM carrier in the background.

The Qtek 7070 is based on the HTC Tanager (see more here) and will be sold in Sweden through Brightpoint.

A price or release date wasn't given so far.

Cheers ~ Arne

Related Links : [HTC Tanager Pictures] [Qtek 7070] [Brightpoint]


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Posted by Johann on 09.04.03 - 22:28:18

This shows that Scandinavians know more about mobile phone market. A device only sold by network operators reaches just a too small percentage of the potential market. Hopefully MS will understand that some time...

Posted by Arne Hess on 10.04.03 - 12:41:25

@Johann: I don't agree with you :!: A device which is sold without operators is

a. to expensive without a subscription

b. no marketing

c. only carriers reaches 100 % of the market.

So going without a carrier might be good for a geek but Joe User will not recognize it. Because this, Microsoft's approach is the right one - I think...

Posted by Helio Diamant on 11.04.03 - 09:47:14


Any idea about price and availability?


Posted by Daniel Muhr on 11.04.03 - 20:05:30

The phone costs 5243,75 sek at

It will be available from the end of may -03.



Posted by Mathias on 15.04.03 - 07:21:18

Wohoo! I just ordered, or should I say pre-ordered, one the other day. Does anyone have any high-res pictures of this beauty?

Posted by Daniee on 23.05.03 - 12:29:51

Dustin is kind of expencive.

Buy it from insted.

And if you live in Gothenburg, he delivers it for only 50 SEK....

To bad I live in Alingsås

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