T-Mobile Continues Microsoft Parade with Music Phone
Sep 15, 2004, 9:55 AM by (staff)
updated T-Mobile Germany today announced the SDA Music, a new Microsoft Windows Mobile Smartphone with an extra row of keys for controlling the integrated MP3 player. The phone is otherwise identical to to the recently-announced SDA, a small smartphone with a VGA camera with CCD sensor and video capture, miniSD card slot, Bluetooth, and stereo headset. The standard SDA will be available at the end of September, with the SDA Music following in November. The phones are the latest in a series of Microsoft devices announced recently by T-Mobile, including the MDA Compact and MDA III, both of which feature Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition, Microsoft's PDA OS. Both devices are quad-band GSM with Bluetooth. The MDA Compact, planned for November, is one of the smallest PDA phones available, while including a 1.3 megapixel camera and SD card slot. The MDA III, available this month, features wi-fi and a sliding text keyboard. The company has not announced if any of the devices will be available for T-Mobile USA.
Lumia 950 is Microsoft's Flagship Windows 10 Phone
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, its own flagship phones for its new OS, Windows 10. The phones support Windows Continuum for an optional full Windows Desktop experience when connected to a desktop monitor.
T-Mobile Outs Windows 10 VR Phone From Alcatel
T-Mobile today listed the "Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 VR" on its web site. The unique version of the Idol 4S not only runs Windows 10, but sports many of the upgrades available in the related BlackBerry DTEK60, such as the high-end Snapdragon 820 processor, 21-megapixel camera, and USB Type-C connector, none of which are in the standard Idol 4S.
Lumia 640 Landing At T-Mobile In Near Future
T-Mobile recently added the Microsoft Lumia 640 to its web site and described the device as "coming soon." Microsoft revealed the Lumia 640 at Mobile World Congress earlier this month. The phone has a 5-inch HD screen, 8-megapixel camera, LTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, and Microsoft's productivity apps.
Microsoft Says Older Phones Won't Get Windows 10 Until 2016
Microsoft today said owners of handsets running Windows Phone 8 / 8.1 will have to wait a bit longer to receive Windows 10. The update was originally expected to arrive this month, but Microsoft has now delayed the rollout.
Microsoft Pauses Groove Music, Spins New Tune with Spotify
Microsoft today announced changes to its music offering for Windows devices that will see it transition from its own Groove Music service to Spotify. According to Microsoft, the Groove Music media player application will continue to work for playing back owned music on Windows devices, but it will no longer offer the option to stream, purchase, or download music after December 31.