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LAUNCH: T-Mobile unveils the new T-Mobile Wing Pocket PC Phone Edition
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 22.05.07 - 10:24:50 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 16095x
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T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced the availability of the new T-Mobile Wing (also known as a redesigned HTC Herald aka HTC Atlas), a Windows Mobile 6 Professional smartphone designed to help customers master their busy personal and professional lives. Developed by HTC (High Tech Computer Corp.), the world's leading provider of Microsoft Windows Mobile-based devices, the T-Mobile Wing has a blue soft-touch exterior, touch screen, and full, slide-out QWERTY keyboard - a great fit for customers seeking a powerful all-in-one device with an eye-catching design and enhanced ease of use.

Designed by HTC and available in this design exclusively from T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Wing brings many enhancements in form and functionality including a new keyboard design, longer battery life, a 2.0 megapixel camera, a great phone experience with speakerphone and Bluetooth connectivity for reliable hands-free use. The powerful messaging options and full QWERTY "slider" keyboard provide quick and convenient access to personal and professional E-Mail, and all four major instant messaging providers - AOL, Yahoo!, Windows Live Messenger and ICQ - while the vibrant, high-quality screen provides a rich experience for Web browsing or watching video clips in landscape format.

"In today's hectic and fast-paced world, staying connected to those who matter most is not easy," said Leslie Grandy, vice president, Product Development, T-Mobile USA. "With the T-Mobile Wing, customers have the freedom to choose how to communicate, whether it's calling their loved ones, E-Mailing with friends, or sharing presentations with a client from one of more than 8,000 T-Mobile HotSpot locations."

"The HTC-designed T-Mobile Wing is a versatile, user-friendly smartphone that will appeal to a wide range of consumers," said Todd Achilles, vice president of HTC America. "The T-Mobile Wing is 30 percent smaller than its predecessor, the T-Mobile MDA, and is packed with broad functionality that enables users to experience the best in connectivity, productivity and mobility."

The T-Mobile Wing is the first new device brought to market in the U.S. to be powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 6, offering faster access to contacts, the ability to view and edit Microsoft Office documents, and even richer Web experiences. Windows Mobile 6 supports HTML E-Mail so that people can view and compose E-Mail messages in their original HTML format with live links to Web sites, support for images, tables and bullets. Text and images are displayed as they would be on a PC, whether from their Microsoft Office Outlook and Exchange Server account, from a Web-based account such as Windows Live Hotmail or from a myriad of other popular service providers.

T-Mobile Wing customers will also enjoy integrated Windows Live services, including Windows Live Messenger, to chat with more than one person at a time and to express themselves through emoticons; Windows Live Hotmail that is up-to-date and delivered directly to the device; all contacts in a unified, presence-enabled list; Live Search to quickly and efficiently search the Web for news, local businesses and entertainment, directions, maps, images, and more; and Windows Live Spaces to access links to friends' spaces within contact cards and send photos directly to their space from the Wing.

"The T-Mobile Wing with Windows Mobile 6 helps people stay connected with friends, family and colleagues, whether they're in the office or on the go," said John O'Rourke, general manager, Mobile Communications Business, Microsoft Corp. "The T-Mobile Wing's work and play features help people take their PC experience on the road with them, making sure they're always in touch."

The included Outlook Mobile software offers up-to-date E-Mail, calendar and contact information. Customers using the T-Mobile Wing at work with Microsoft Exchange Server can get instant E-Mail and enhanced security features that let them clear data from a device if it is stolen or require high-security passwords to access information.

The T-Mobile Wing is a myFaves-enabled phone, taking advantage of the personal wireless communications experience available only through T-Mobile. Customers are empowered with a fun and easy-to-use phone interface which, when coupled with a myFaves rate plan, facilitates unlimited nationwide calling to any five U.S. phone numbers, even landlines (excluding toll-free and 900 numbers).

Key features of the T-Mobile Wing include these:

  • Windows Mobile 6 Professional
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz
  • Wi-Fi b/g
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Compact, powerful smartphone with large external touch screen and stylus
  • Slide-out screen exposing full QWERTY keypad
  • Soft-touch exterior with deep blue color
  • T-Mobile's myFaves
  • 2.0 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom
  • Micro SD memory card slot
  • 2.8" 65,000 color QVGA screen

The T-Mobile Wing will be available exclusively to T-Mobile customers beginning today, May 22 at T-Mobile retail stores and online at www.t-mobile.com. Without a contract it retails for US$ 499, with a 2 year contract it will be available for US$ 299 and US$ 50 mail in rebate.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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