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Velocity Mobile have today announced that their 103 Windows Mobile professional device is nearing launch!

In this press release, Velocity state...

LONDON – September 10, 2008 – Velocity Mobile, a nine month collaboration between one of the world’s largest notebook computer manufacturers and a team of veteran wireless designers and engineers, today announced the retail availability of its first touchscreen phone, the Velocity 103. Built on the belief that the simplest solution is the best solution, the Velocity Mobile 103 combines an easy-to-use Odyssey Interface, Velocity Over The Air updates (Vota) and a sleek and attractive design, to change the way people think about and use smartphones. The unlocked Velocity 103 is available for pre-order online now through Expansys for £334.99 and will ship by the end of September.


Specs include:
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • Qualcomm Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM7201™ chipset
  • GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA 850, 1900, 2100
  • 640x480 VGA touch screen
  • Odyssey Interface
  • Velocity Over The Air updates (VOTA)
  • 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.0, 802.11b/g WiFi, GPS
  • 2.0 megapixel camera, 0.3 megapixel videoconferencing camera
  • TV/VGA out
  • MicroSD expansion slot
The specs are pretty sound, particularly with Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and Tri Band HSDPA, and it's an interesting first foray into the market from a new player that has the backing of a very large OEM.

I'm interested to hear people's thoughts on the device, and also the pricing (here's the pre-order link at eXpansys [aff])... are VM set to become a real challenger to the Windows Mobile giants? How important are these other companies (alongside HTC) to Windows Mobile's growth? What do VM need to do differently to other VM OEMs to gain your respect? Discuss! ;)

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Always good to see a new device manufacturer to hopefully give HTC a run for it's money.
Servie department support will be one key feature especially selling without an operator contract.

Wonder if any networks will pick up the device? that may be the key to getting the device out there to the general public.

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One piece of advice I could give them is....be innovative.

We don't need clones of current/previous HTC devices.
We dont need so-so specs that make you say BLAH!
We don't need a device without any customization (WM out of the box).

Make WM better. Make us want it. Make us need it.
At least give it your best shot....anything less, and what's the point!

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One piece of advice I could give them is....be innovative.

We don't need clones of current/previous HTC devices.
We dont need so-so specs that make you say BLAH!
We don't need a device without any customization (WM out of the box).

Make WM better. Make us want it. Make us need it.
At least give it your best shot....anything less, and what's the point!


Spot on there! Innovate don't imitate! Windows Mobile owners always want the latest technology and now! Stuff that certain other manufacturers add to their phones now and claim to be the first to do it, when windows mobile phones have done it for years.

Be interesting to see the interface they use on the phone.

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the more I see this alternatives the more I think in WM world HTC is walking alone..

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Some Configuration are good but Ram is sort, and Camera is also low pixel to sea the new tech.
Screen pixel are good but Sound quality to low.
If these quality are increased then I would buy it.

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