Monday, August 15, 2005

T-Mobile Germany announces the MDA pro

The device that is known to most of us as XDAIV or MDAIV has just been announced-and it will be sold as MDA pro in germany(T-Mobile calls the XDA's MDA).
This UX50-similar device with a flip-screen will cost 500€-with contract and will begin selling in september. The hardware, however, is impressive. First of all, it is the first box running Windows Mobile 5. This means that the MDA pro now has Microsoft's persistant storage-which is essentially Palm Inc. S NVFS. Lets see if Microsoft did a better job implementing than Palm Inc. did.
The OS runs on a 512mhz XSCALE processor and has 128 MB of Flash and 64 MB of SDRAM. The MDA pro has a MMC/SD slot and two cameras-one VGA and one 1280x960. Stereo speakers allow users to listen to music comfortably(listen up, Tapwave). Connections to the carrier can be established with triband GSM/GPRS and UMTS. Local networking is managed by bluetooth and 802.11b WLAN transmitters.
Just a little info: The austrian T-Mobile service line hasn't even heard of the device yet.
You can find lots of images here:
This german T-Mobile page finally confirms the existance:,4516,6253-_3683-761-0,00.html
Lets see how it fares. I beleive such devices have future if done right. While the box is incredibly expensive at the moment, falling prices will make this a threat to PalmOS. The keyboard simplifies data entry on the go significantly-most of the first PDA's actually had a keyboard... . What do you think?


Blogger gultig said...

You expect tapwave to "listen up" from the grave? ;)

8:16 PM  
Blogger Tam Hanna said...

Hi Gultig,
deep apologies if the article upset you.
I just wanted to say that this is another Tapwave design now used by another company. Too bad they didnt patent their stereo speaker ideas...
Best regards
Tam Hanna

11:27 AM  
Blogger mimax said...

That´s not the only difference between Austria and Germany!
Todays Ad in the "Süddeusche Zeitung": "Wirtschaftswunder"

6:55 AM  
Blogger Tam Hanna said...

please lets not abuse that blog for politics. We have Nexave for that reason!
Best regards
Tam Hanna

10:45 AM  
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