T-Mobile demonstrates leadership and growth in mobile data with a set of announcements at Mobile World Congress
Barcelona, February 17, 2009
* New exclusive devices including T-Mobile MDA Compact V with latest touchscreen and web'n'walk support, extend T-Mobile's range of mobile Internet devices
* Latest incarnation of web'n'walk widget platform makes accessing Internet services quick and easy from the home screen, and brings iPhone and Android experience to additional devices
* T-Mobile and Nokia collaborate to open up an integrated marketplace for mobile content and Internet services
* New, exclusive premium mini-notebook, the HP Compaq Mini 700, will provide additional style to T-Mobile's mobile broadband offering
* Next Generation Mobile Network trials continue, showcasing
T-Mobile's innovation and leadership in building for future mobile services
T-Mobile today consolidates its position as a key innovator in the mobile data market with a series of announcements underlining its commitment
to delivering the best services, devices and network for its customers around the world.
"2008 was a very strong year for T-Mobile. By the end of the year, our data traffic had tripled and our web'n'walk subscriber base grew 53 per cent to 5.9 million. 2009 is shaping up to be a similar success, with a very strong innovation pipeline from our product and network teams and our partners," comments Hamid Akhavan, CEO T-Mobile International. "Ongoing trials of next-generation mobile network technology and the launch of the best devices with the most innovative services such as the new web'n'walk widget platform will continue to keep T-Mobile as the premier provider for the mobile Internet."
The latest version of web'n'walk, T-Mobile's popular mobile Internet service platform, is announced today and will be available in Q1 2009 making
it easy for consumers to access their favorite web services with 'widgets'; small, accessible web applications such as Facebook, that reside on
the handset's home screen. With the new web'n'walk platform, widgets from many of the world's best web brands, developed on open Internet standards, are available to T-Mobile users on a range of additional handsets.
T-Mobile and Nokia are announcing a collaboration to open up an integrated marketplace for mobile content and Internet services. Through T-Mobile's web'n'walk widget platform, customers will be able to access both T-Mobile's widget gallery and Nokia's Ovi Store directly from the idle screen of their mobile phone. The integrated marketplace will be launching on mass market Nokia Series 40 platform based phones in the second half of 2009.
T-Mobile has seen great success in the last 12 months from its delivery of the Apple iPhone 3G and the T-Mobile G1 with Google in multiple markets. It continues to build on these successes with the launch of the T-Mobile MDA Compact V and T-Mobile MDA Vario V, both of which will be avail-able by June 2009. These devices bring the latest touchscreen capabilities and new web'n'walk services to its customer base.
T-Mobile is also announcing the exclusive LG GT 500 a slim touchscreen phone suited to the mobile Internet age, with high speed connectivity, a five megapixel camera with geo-tagging feature, email support and a three inch screen. Additionally T-Mobile and Samsung will continue their strategic partnership in 2009. The first of these devices will be Samsung's full touch hero handset, the S8300, followed by strategic mass market devices, the S7350 and S6700. Further initiatives from this partnership will be announced at a later stage.
Also announced today, the T-Mobile Vairy Touch makes touchscreen technology much more accessible, and the new Nokia 1662 brings exclusive design to its prepaid offering.
During the course of 2009, T-Mobile will continue to launch Android-based devices. Amongst others, one of our development partners will be Huawei.
T-Mobile has helped build and drive the mini-notebook market in Europe. Its €1 mini-notebook offering1 has been very popular in all the markets it
is active in. Today, T-Mobile is launching a new exclusive product: the HP Compaq Mini 700, which will be available in the first half of 2009. This device combines style and elegance with performance and will be a very desirable premium addition to T-Mobile's mobile Internet offering.
T-Mobile is inviting visitors to its Marquee at Mobile World Congress to experience a demonstration of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology as
it continues to invest in its Next Generation Mobile Network. Over a connection between Germany and Barcelona, visitors will see LTE being used in a mobile environment demonstrating high definition video calling, online gaming and lightning-fast downloads whilst on the move.
1€1 for selected mini-notebooks when purchased with a T-Mobile contract
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