T-Mobile today announced what seems to be the most powerful communicator so far -
Additional T-Mobile MDA IV highlights include two integrated cameras, QWERTY keyboard, swiveling screen, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 520 MHz Intel XScale processor. T-Mobile however skips an important information about the new device in its press release - size and weight.
The mobile office of the future fits in your hand: Around 100 square centimeters large, T-Mobile’s new MDA IV has everything it takes to make working on the move convenient. This "mini-laptop" is the first mobile communications device in the world to integrate the mobile communications technologies GPRS, UMTS and WLAN and means that T-Mobile customers have access to fast, broadband data communication practically all the time and everywhere, for sending e-mails, for example, or downloading large files, for Internet research or for accessing the company intranet. The MDA IV is a triband terminal, operating on GSM 900, 1800, and 1900 megahertz networks, meaning that T-Mobile customers can use it all over the world. SMS, MMS and e-mails can be typed in using the full keyboard and the VGA screen is the ideal display for text, images, and Internet pages. This format takes the quality of "Internet in your pocket" to a new level. Additional functional highlights include two integrated cameras, loudspeakers and the Windows Mobile operating system. Once open, the VGA screen can be turned round in a single move to turn the mini-laptop into a PDA with a touchscreen. The MDA IV is scheduled to be available from this summer.
With the ability to receive e-mails and reply straight away, dispatch important documents quickly, download information from the company intranet or work on a presentation while on the move – the MDA IV does not lag behind a PC in terms of power. This is ensured by the 520 megahertz Intel processor, the integrated GPRS, UMTS and WLAN mobile communications technologies and the Windows Mobile operating system. Wherever the user is working, the terminal dials into the fastest T-Mobile network available automatically.
Like the other MDA models, the MDA IV includes full Office functionality. The terminal supports the E-Mail Push-Service for the automatic receipt of e-mails. Word and Excel files the user may have received as e-mail attachments, for example, can be ideally displayed and conveniently edited on the new, large VGA display; PowerPoint and PDF files can also be displayed. Pocket Outlook makes it possible to manage appointments, contacts and tasks. The terminal is equipped with USB and Bluetooth interfaces for synchronization of data with a PC. The two built-in cameras let the user take photos and record video sequences, and video telephony is simple with the MDA IV. The optimized VGA screen makes video streaming particularly convenient. Integrated video and music players ensure high picture and sound quality when playing video streams and music files. With its compact dimensions, the MDA IV fits easily into almost any jacket pocket – and as a triband mini-laptop it is also an ideal companion for trips abroad.