T-Mobile & Microsoft launch first 3G device

Today, at the T-Mobile International Press Conference in Bonn, Germany, T-Mobile and Microsoft announced the MDA IV - the first Windows Mobile based 3G device.

The T-Mobile MDA IV, is just 100 centimeters squared and offers users access to Pocket Outlook, Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket Internet Explorer and a choice of GPRS, UMTS and W-LAN connectivity options. The device is expected to be available this coming Summer, prices will be available around that time too.

Like many other Windows Mobile powered devices the MDA IV allows users to sync Microsoft outlook, interestingly however the device is running Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone edition rather than Windows Mobile Smartphone Edition. Running the device on the Pocket PC Edition allows Microsoft to offer pocket versions of Word/Excel etc. The device has a built in QWERTY keyboard, VGA touch screen and comes with a 520mhz Intel Processor. The device features two intergrated cameras allowing video conferencing and 3G calls.

It's currently not clear whether the device will be running on Codename "Magneto" (Windows Mobile 2005) when it's launched in the summer.

Screenshot: T-Mobile MDA IV - Small Features

Screenshot: T-Mobile MDA - Swivel Touch Screen

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