T-Mobile Wing Smartphone with Windows Mobile 6 Unveiled

T-Mobile Wing Smartphone

On Tuesday, T-Mobile USA launched its latest T-Mobile Wing, a phone which has been created with an intention to assist users to master their busy personal and professional lives. The phone has been developed by High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC), the world’s leading provider of Microsoft Windows Mobile-based devices. T-Mobile Wing has a blue soft-touch exterior, touch screen, and full, slide-out QWERTY keyboard making it ideal for customers seeking a powerful all-in-one device with a stunning design and advanced ease of use.

Leslie Grandy, vice president, Product Development, T-Mobile USA said, “In today’s hectic and fast-paced world, staying connected to those who matter most is not easy,” said. “With the T-Mobile Wing, customers have the freedom to choose how to communicate, whether it’s calling their loved ones, e-mailing with friends, or sharing presentations with a client from one of more than 8,000 T-Mobile HotSpot locations.”

The new T-Mobile Wing has been designed by HTC and will available exclusively from T-Mobile. The device packs in several enhancements and functionality such as a new keyboard design, longer battery life, a 2.0 megapixel camera; with speakerphone, and Bluetooth connectivity for reliable hands-free use.

T-Mobile Wing features powerful messaging options and full QWERTY ‘slider’ keyboard offering quick and convenient access to personal and professional e-mail, and all four major instant messaging providers, namely AOL, Yahoo!, Windows Live Messenger and ICQ. On the other hand the lively, high-quality screen provides a rich experience for Web browsing or watching video clips in landscape format.

“The HTC-designed T-Mobile Wing is a versatile, user-friendly smartphone that will appeal to a wide range of consumers,” said Todd Achilles, vice president of HTC America. “The T-Mobile Wing is 30 percent smaller than its predecessor, the T-Mobile MDA, and is packed with broad functionality that enables users to experience the best in connectivity, productivity and mobility.”

But what makes the new T-Mobile most interesting, (apart from the exciting above mentioned features of course) is that it is the very first phone available in the US, that is powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 6, offering faster access to contacts, the ability to view and edit Microsoft Office documents, and even richer Web experiences. Windows Mobile 6 supports HTML e-mail enabling users to view and compose e-mail messages in their original HTML format with live links to websites, support for images, tables and bullets. Text and images are displayed as they would be on a PC, irrespective of whether they are from their Microsoft Office Outlook or Exchange Server account, from a Web-based account such as Windows Live Hotmail or from a myriad of other renowned service providers.

Additionally, T-Mobile Wing phone users will enjoy built-in Windows Live services such as Windows Live Messenger to chat with more than one person at a time and to express themselves through emoticons; Windows Live Hotmail that is up-to-date and delivered directly to the device; all contacts in a unified, presence-enabled list; Live Search to quickly and efficiently search the Web for news, local businesses and entertainment, directions, maps, images, and more; and Windows Live Spaces to access links to friends’ spaces within contact cards and send photos directly to their space from the Wing.

“The T-Mobile Wing with Windows Mobile 6 helps people stay connected with friends, family and colleagues, whether they’re in the office or on the go. The T-Mobile Wing’s work and play features help people take their PC experience on the road with them, making sure they’re always in touch,” said John O’Rourke, general manager, Mobile Communications Business, Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft released Windows Mobile 6 in February. HTC-made phones sporting the software have gone on sale in Europe in the last few months.

Furthermore, with the integrated Outlook Mobile software, users can get access to up-to-date e-mail, calendar and contact information. Customers using the T-Mobile Wing at work with Microsoft Exchange Server can get instant e-mail and advanced security features that let them clear data from a device if it is stolen or require high-security passwords to access information.

The T-Mobile Wing is a myFavesSM-enabled smartphone, taking advantage of the personal wireless communications experience available only through T-Mobile. Customers get the fun and easy-to-use phone interface which, when clubbed with a myFaves rate plan, facilitates unlimited nationwide calling to any five U.S. phone numbers, even landlines (excluding toll-free and 900 numbers). The phone carries a price tag of $299 and comes with a two-year contract

Significant features of the T-Mobile Wing at a glance:

  • Compact, powerful smartphone with large external touch screen and stylus
  • Slide-out screen exposing full QWERTY keypad
  • Soft-touch exterior with deep blue color
  • Wi-Fi and EDGE-enabled high-speed Internet access
  • Full HTML Web browsing
  • Support for Microsoft Office Mobile enables document viewing and editing
  • Windows Live for Windows Mobile including Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Hotmail, Live Search, and Windows Live Spaces
  • Direct Push e-mail available with Exchange Server 2003 SP2 and later; Windows Live Hotmail also supports push mail
  • T-Mobile’s myFaves
  • Voice dialing, voice commands and voice recorder
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 2.0 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom
  • Video capture and playback music and video player
  • Micro SD memory card slot
  • 2.8-inch diagonal, 65,000 color screen with 240×320 pixels
  • 2.3 x 4.3 x 0.7 inches; 6.0 ounces
  • 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE/Wi-Fi