BGR is reporting that the long awaited T-Mobile Shadow II will be released on January 28, 2009. This Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard Smartphone has been listed as “upcoming” for months.
The FCC approved the Shadow 2 earlier this month. The smartphone will replace the current T-Mobile Shadow and will be the first non-touchscreen Windows Mobile phone to be released in some time. Features are expected to include UMA Wi-Fi call support, a 2MP digital camera, a 2.6-inch QVGA display, and a microSD flash memory card slot (with assumed SDHC support).
Expected price with two-year service agreement: $99-$149.
More details as they are made available.
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In the span of two days, we’ve seen two new BlackBerry Curve smartphone releases, one from AT&T Wireless and one from Sprint/Nextel.
The new AT&T offering, the BlackBerry Curve 8320, isn’t exactly new, but it is a newcomer to AT&T Wireless. The Curve 8320 is a lot like the 8310, but with added Wi-Fi and no GPS.
The BlackBerry Curve 8350i, on the other hand, is brand-spakin’ new, and features support for Nextel’s Direct Connect push-to-talk service, Wi-Fi and aGPS.
Rumors about the so-called Zune Phone are legendary, and in recent weeks the rumor mill has been working overtime.
Until a few days ago, many were certain that a new Microsoft-branded Zune smartphone would make its first appearance at CES 2009, but last week when Microsoft’s Brian Seitz announced that there would be “No Zune phone at CES” that line of thought was quashed.
What does not seem to have been quashed, however, is the idea that the Zune and Windows Mobile universes will soon begin to collide, no Zune Phone required. The narrative forming now is that Zune services for Windows Mobile are coming down the pike, a development known as “Project Pink” or “Zune Mobile.”
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According to Engadget Mobile, Sprint will begin offering a CDMA version of the Palm Treo Pro on January 25, 2008. The report also states that the Treo Pro will replace the Treo 800w, which is currently being sold by Sprint.
We’ve known that Sprint would adopt the Pro for some time now, so a release in late January isn’t hard to believe. But if the Pro is replacing the 800w, it must be the fastest handset replacement in Sprint’s history as the 800w was just released in mid-2008.
Read more about the Sprint Treo Pro 850…