Sunday, May 27, 2007

T-mobile phone : Back pocket broadband!

T-Mobile’s new smart phone pulls in data with landline-threatening brevity.
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Vario II packs broadband speeds into a pocket-sized handset - very impressive... [more images]

We’ve just clapped eyes on T-Mobile’s swanky new smart phone, the Vario II, and we have to say, it’s a belter!

While it doesn’t look drastically different to its predecessor, and you can compare for yourself in our gallery, take a peek under the bonnet and you’ll find there’s been some serious tuning going on.

For a start, the phone uses HSDPA to rip data from the sky at an astonishing 1.8 megabits per second. That’s faster than some home broadband services, and four times quicker than standard 3G.

There’s a souped-up camera too, replacing the original Vario’s peeper with a 2-megapixel upgrade, and that’s aside from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Blackberry compatibility.

The whole package comes bundled in a limited edition red and silver shell, while T-Mobile’s Web’n’Walk tariffs mean there’s no limit on web usage wherever you are.

You can use the phone as a modem too, picking up broadband access for your laptop wherever Wi-Fi’s unavailable.

We’ll be getting our hands on the Vario II for a closer look in the next few days, so keep it locked for the latest smart phone goodness.

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