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T-Mobile launches MDA Compact III – the first device from a UK mobile operator with built-in GPS

Key features of the MDA Compact III:

  • The first device from a UK mobile operator to offer built-in GPS
  • Web’n’walk™ device - Internet on the move
  • Microsoft® Windows Mobile 5.0 software
  • 2.5G and GPRS connectivity
  • Push email-enabled – supports Microsoft Direct Push Email and BlackBerry Connect
  • Available with CoPilot® Live GPS navigation and real-time traffic alerts

Pictures of the MDA Compact III are available on request

London, 14th November 2006:  T-Mobile today announces the launch of the MDA Compact III, the first mobile device available from a UK mobile operator with built-in GPS satellite receiver.

Available with CoPilot® Live 6 satellite navigation*, the MDA Compact III makes dedicated navigation systems redundant, with turn-by-turn voice instructions, detailed street mapping and powerful route calculation for navigation in-car or on foot. With its integrated jog wheel and touch screen, the device makes it easy to enter a destination and follow the comprehensive door-to-door directions. Web’n’walk customers will be able to take advantage of free real-time traffic alerts and avoidance, delivered directly into CoPilot via the T-Mobile GPRS network.

With one touch of the screen, the MDA Compact III provides faster-access to making calls, surfing the internet, checking emails, downloading music and listening to the radio – making it the perfect multi-media companion for those on-the-move.

The MDA Compact III is web‘n’walk-enabled, providing customers with simple, open Internet access. The device is pre-installed with a web browser that enables users to view web pages as they could on their PC.

The device is based on the Microsoft® Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, and comes complete with Microsoft Office, providing customers with key applications such as Microsoft Outlook®. Users can view and edit both Word and Excel® documents as well as view PowerPoint® and PDF files.

The MDA Compact III comes with a range of email options, enabling users to stay in contact whenever they want. The device comes preinstalled with Microsoft Direct Push, as well as offering BlackBerry Connect in the box, as an alternative.

Characteristic of the Compact handset range, the MDA Compact III has a large touch screen, which can be easily switched from landscape to portrait mode. The device also includes an integrated 2 mega pixel camera and Bluetooth connectivity.

Derek Williamson, Head of Business Marketing, T-Mobile UK says, “We are seeing increasing demand for handsets which offer a range of functionalities, including satellite navigation, to support our increasingly busy lives. The MDA Compact III is a great device for both consumer and business users who require a handset which is flexible to the needs of their lifestyles.”

The MDA Compact III will be available from T-Mobile stores and online at from 16th November and will cost £59.99 when purchased on the Flext 35 tariff plus web’n’walk (£42.50 per month)**.

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Notes to Editors

* Standard package includes Co-Pilot Version 6 satellite navigation software when purchased with Flext Plan 35 and above, together with a web’n’walk tariff at a T-Mobile store or online at A non-Co-Pilot version of the device is also available, if required.

** Minimum term contract and credit check apply.


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About T-Mobile

T-Mobile is one of the world’s largest mobile operators with around 80 million customers worldwide and in the UK it is the network of choice for over 16 million customers, more than any other UK network.

T-Mobile has a range of innovative products and services such as Business 1-Plan, U-Fix, a tariff that combines pay-as-you-go and a monthly contract and web'n'walk Professional, which enables customers to access their systems and information on the move. T-Mobile's network coverage is among the best in the UK (over 99% of the UK population) with one of the lowest dropped call rates.  It offers the largest worldwide Wi-Fi network, with over 1,000 HotSpots in business-friendly locations in the UK and 21,000 worldwide, and offers a rapidly expanding 3G network across the UK.

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