T-Mobile Unveils a New Full-Featured Smartphone, the T-Mobile Wing
Latest All-in-One Device Helps You Stay Connected With Wi-Fi Capabilities, Full QWERTY Keyboard and Windows Mobile 6
BELLEVUE, Wash. May 22, 2007 T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced the availability of the new T-Mobile WingTM, a phone designed to help customers master their busy personal and professional lives. Developed by High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC), the worlds leading provider of Microsoft Windows Mobile-based devices, the T-Mobile Wing has a blue soft-touch exterior, touch screen, and full, slide-out QWERTY keyboard a great fit for customers seeking a powerful all-in-one device with an eye-catching design and enhanced ease of use.
In todays hectic and fast-paced world, staying connected to those who matter most is not easy, said Leslie Grandy, vice president, Product Development, T-Mobile USA. With the T-Mobile Wing, customers have the freedom to choose how to communicate, whether its 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.
Designed by HTC and available exclusively from T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Wing brings many enhancements in form and functionality including a new keyboard design, longer battery life, a 2.0 megapixel camera, a great phone experience with speakerphone, and Bluetooth connectivity for reliable hands-free use. The powerful messaging options and full QWERTY slider keyboard provide quick and convenient access to personal and professional e-mail, and all four major instant messaging providers AOL®, Yahoo!®, Windows Live Messenger and ICQ* while the vibrant, 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.
T-Mobile Wing Features New Advances in Software Including Windows Mobile 6
The T-Mobile Wing is the first new device brought to market in the U.S. to be 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 so that people can view and compose e-mail messages in their original HTML format with live links to Web sites, support for images, tables and bullets. Text and images are displayed as they would be on a PC, whether from their Microsoft Office Outlook and Exchange Server account, from a Web-based account such as Windows Live Hotmail or from a myriad of other popular service providers.
T-Mobile Wing customers will also enjoy integrated Windows Live services including 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 theyre in the office or on the go, said John ORourke, general manager, Mobile Communications Business, Microsoft Corp. The T-Mobile Wings work and play features help people take their PC experience on the road with them, making sure theyre always in touch.
The included Outlook Mobile software offers 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 enhanced 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 phone, taking advantage of the personal wireless communications experience available only through T-Mobile. Customers are empowered with a fun and easy-to-use phone interface which, when coupled with a myFaves rate plan, facilitates unlimited nationwide calling to any five U.S. phone numbers, even landlines (excluding toll-free and 900 numbers).
Key features of the T-Mobile Wing include these:
- 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-Mobiles 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 240x320 pixels
- 2.3 x 4.3 x 0.7 inches; 6.0 ounces
- 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz
The T-Mobile Wing will be available exclusively to T-Mobile customers beginning May 22 at T-Mobile retail stores and online at www.t-mobile.com.
* Additional subscription and/or usage charges may apply to certain of these features.
About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc., is a member of the T-Mobile International group, one of the worlds leading companies in mobile communications, and the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. At the end of March 2007, nearly 110 million mobile customers were served by companies of the Deutsche Telekom group 26 million by T-Mobile USA all via a common technology platform based on GSM, the worlds most successful digital wireless standard. T-Mobiles innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect effortlessly to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile highest, in numerous regions throughout the U.S., in wireless call quality and wireless customer care. For more information, please visit the companys Web site at www.t-mobile.com. T-Mobile® is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. Stick Together, myFaves, and the myFaves design are service marks of T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Founded in 1997, High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) designs, manufactures and markets innovative, feature rich smartphone and PDA Phone devices.
Since its establishment, HTC has developed strong R&D capabilities, pioneered many new designs and product innovations, and launched state-of-the-art PDA Phones and smartphones for mobile operators and distributors in Europe, the US, and Asia. These machines are available as HTC devices and as products individually customized for operator and device partners.
HTC is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile device market. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.
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