T-Mobile Wing: First Windows Mobile 6 Smartphone

T-Mobile’s today launched its replacement for the MDA Pocket PC Phone, the Wing, which also happens to be the first new Windows Mobile 6 device in the U.S. The carrier was also the first to offer an upgrade to Microsoft’s latest mobile-device operating system, with the Dash smartphone earlier this month.

The Wing, which has blue soft-touch casing, looks a lot like its predecessor, except it is thinner, the slider QWERTY thumb-keyboard is spring assisted, and it sports a higher-resolution 2-megapixel camera.

At 4.3 x 2.3 x 0.7 inches, the Wing is 30 percent smaller than the MDA. It weighs 6 ounces.

The new model is a tri-band GSM/GPRS smartphone with support for T-Mobile’s 2.5G EDGE wireless network. The lack of 3G isn’t such a big issue for T-Mobile customers, the country’s second largest GSM carrier after AT&T (formally Cingular), because the operator has yet to launch its own UTMS/HSPDA 3G data network, which its competitor has already done.

Additional known features include a microSD slot, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a QVGA (320 x 240 pixel) resolution and 2.8-inch touch screen.

Under Microsoft’s new taxonomy for Windows Mobile 6, the Wing is not known as a Pocket PC Phone like the MDA, but rather a Windows Mobile 6 Professional device.

Available now, the Wing sells for $300 with a two-year agreement.

Story courtesy of SmartPhoneToday.

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