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LAUNCH: Windows Powered Smartphones launched in Sweden and Hong Kong
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 28.05.03 - 01:16:09 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 7785x
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Two more countries with the availability of Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphones was announced today officially. During the next days/weeks, the HTC Tanager (here called Qtek 7070) will be available in Sweden and Hong Kong SAR:

Microsoft Powered Smartphone hits Sweden

Mobile business services based on Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone is to be launched in Sweden by TeliaSonera, the leading operator in the Nordic region. With the subscriptions Telia Work or Telia Executive, Swedish business customers will now have access to their e-mail, calendar, address book and Internet through their mobile phone.

From June 2nd , Qtek 7070, a mobile phone based on Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone is commercially available at selected TeliaSonera stores and retailers in Sweden. TeliaSonera is thereby the first operator in Sweden to offer products and mobile business services based on Windows Powered Smartphone.

  • A thousand professional users tried handheld devices equipped with the operating system Windows Pocket PC Phone Edition during a couple of months. Their feedback from using Windows-based mobile devices have been very positive and now we take this further by launching commercially the Windows Powered Smartphone concept, targeting small and medium sized companies, says Anders Tillander, Marketing Manager, TeliaSonera Sweden, Business.
  • Most of the functionality from the computer is in the mobile phone. Users can read Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, seek information on the Internet and manage personal information in Microsoft Outlook.
  • Customers can manage tasks while travelling and therefore save time. It is important for us to offer services that increase business competitiveness and give staff the possibility to realize their full potential, says Anders Tillander.
  • More companies request mobile services and applications that enhance business efficiency. For Microsoft, it is important to cooperate with an operator that has the same focus on customer benefits that we have, says Peter Wissinger, Marketing Manager, Microsoft Mobile Devices EMEA.

The telephone is prepared to provide customers with easy access to the services. It is delivered with a head-set, a removable camera and a Secure Disc (SD) memory card that functions as both a back-up system and a memory unit for downloaded files. The phone is delivered with mobile business subscriptions Telia Work or Telia Executive.

The mobile phone, a Qtek 7070 from High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC), is a tri-band phone with GPRS capabilities. It has an integrated card reader for SD (Secure Digital) and MMC (Multi Media Card) memory cards, voice memory, speakerphone and can host conference calls with six simultaneous participants. The recommended retailer price is approximately 2,500 SEK excluding VAT.

Microsoft Powered Smartphone hits Hong Kong

(Hong Kong, May 27, 2003) Synergy Technologies (Asia) Limited, a subsidiary of Fortune Telecom Holdings Limited (HKSE: 8040), today announced the launch Hong Kong’s first Chinese Language Windows Powered Smartphone – the Qtek 7070 and its mobile Web Portal Service ( in Hong Kong.

The First Chinese Language Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone
Qtek 7070 – is a new class of mobile phone that combines high-resolution colour, speed and exciting applications such as full web access, easy-to-use wireless email and instant messaging – all on a small, stylish mobile handset. It gives customers the freedom to personalize their phone and add their own applications. The Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone is a revolutionary mobile phone software platform that allows for more than just talking on the phone. Smartphone software keeps people in touch and entertained with unparalleled features in small, stylish mobile phones.

A Chinese language plug-in enables Chinese on the Qtek Smartphone. It allows users to input and read both Big5 , GB & Unicode Chinese text.

That's exciting news for Swedish and Hong Kong Chinese folks and even more exciting for Microsoft that the Smartphone is spreading! :-) Anyway, if you are not located in Sweden or Hong Kong but also want to get your hands on a Qtek 7070, you can also get it from PPCW.Net. ;-)

Cheers ~ Arne

Related Links : [PPCW.Net i-Mate Smartphone] Original Source : [Microsoft Press Office]