The phone will be known as the MDA Compact V, following that naming convention. You can tell by the picture at right that the shell is a little custom compared to the unlocked version that we're used to seeing, but that's par for the course. We've known shells to vary slightly among U.S. carriers as well.
Something we're definitely not used to in the U.S. is seeing the new hotness from HTC available free on contract, but that's exactly what T-Mo's doing here. The MDA Compact V will be available starting May 21 for free with a plan that costs at least £50 a month.
Full presser after the break, for those of you into that sort of thing.
Update: Eagle-eyed reader Jim (Hi, Jim!), ya know, actually read through the entire press release and saw that T-Mo mentions an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5 in September. As we've still heard nothing official from Microsoft, simply take that for what it is ...
T-Mobile launches latest addition to its exclusive MDA range - the Compact V
Building on the success of last year’s T-Mobile MDA Compact IV, the Compact V is the latest in T-Mobile’s exclusive MDA portfolio, a collection of high-end smartphones designed for those who won’t compromise on either sophisticated style or outstanding functionality.
The T-Mobile MDA Compact V is the first T-Mobile device to showcase internet on your phone with widgets, which allows users to select their favourite websites, including eBay, BBC News and Twitter, and receive updates as soon as information comes in, keeping them in-the-know on the latest news and views. Searching the web is effortless too with fast internet on the move with Mobile Broadband.
Need to search for a location? The T-Mobile MDA Compact V has integrated Sat Nav and comes with a seven day CoPilot trial to make sure you’re never lost again. On 1st June, T-Mobile will start a promotion which will offer 10,000 customers that sign up to an 18 month contract free CoPilot Sat Nav for 18 months.
On the entertainment front, there’s a built-in MP3 player to play your favourite music tracks, a media player to watch videos and a 5 megapixel camera so you can take and share great quality photos.
The T-Mobile MDA Compact V is available from 21st May at T-Mobile stores and online at www.t-mobile.co.uk and isfree on T-Mobile price plans from £50 per month.