Don't get us wrong, but when we saw the low-end Touch Viva announced, we were a twinge afraid that it might come to the states and take up precious retail space that might be better served by higher-end Touch devices.  Doesn't look like that's in the cards, as the Viva has arisen as the Euro-only T-Mobile MDA Basic.

Not that there's anything wrong with it, of course, even a "Basic" Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro phone these days gets:

  • 2 mp camera
  • Quad-band EDGE
  • WiFi
  • GPS
  • MicroSD slot
  • TouchFlo 2D
  • 8 hours of talk time(!)

Best part, if you pick it up on-contract, you're looking at a nominal 4.95 Euro for it.  We're doubting anybody's clamoring to import the thing, but we are liking that these are the minimum specs on a WinMo device these days. [T-Mobile Germany via Engadget Mobile]