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RUMOR: T-Mobile Germany to launch the HTC Hermes early this summer
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 07.03.06 - 13:01:50 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 13460x
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The HTC Hermes surfaced the first time publicly during 3GSM Congress in February but so far, no operators has publicly committed a launch of the device or a release date. Now it looks like T-Mobile will be the first one who will launch it, at least it looks like they have announced it today in its German press release. There, T-Mobile Germany, announced a new Windows Mobile device called "MDA Vario II" to be available early summer 2006! If you follow T-Mobile's naming scheme, the MDA Vario II must hava a keyboard (like the Vario I which is the HTC Wizard) and the only device I'm aware of which supports both, a keyboard and UMTS with HSDPA seems to be the HTC Hermes.

Therefore it looks like T-Mobile plans to continue with its MDA-line of Pocket PC Phone Editions and will introduce the HTC Hermes mid this year. Definitely good news but still a speculation. Nevertheless, we will know more - I'm sure - when the CeBIT starts this Thursday.

Cheers ~ Arne


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