Microsoft, HTC and Orange Launch WinMo 6.5 Phones in Romania, Eastern Europe
During a special event on Tuesday, October 20, HTC, Orange and Microsoft have premiered Windows Mobile 6.5 devices in Romania. Dubbed Windows Phone, this OS will be available on hot smartphones, like HTC Touch II, HTC Touch Pro II, Toshiba TG01 and soon HTC HD II. Their pricing ranges from 149 to 499 EUR, with an Orange agreement.
Windows Mobile 6.5 and its features were officially showcased during the event, with its revamped interface, social networking features, better browser, top business features, all in all a small taste of what WM 7 will be. HTC HD II is probably the best smartphone of the lineup above, shown in Romania, since it packs a 1 GHz Qualcomm CPU, a 5 megapixel camera, HSDPA/EDGE connectivity, 448MB RAM, 512MB ROM and an 8GB microSD card bundled with the package.
HTC Touch II is also reasonably specced, with a touchscreen display (240 x 320 pixels), 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM, GPS, HSDPA/EDGE connectivity and a 3.15 megapixel camera. Toshiba TG01 is an “older friend” of ours, but now it comes with Windows Mobile 6.5 on board, plus that hot Qualcomm 1 GHz CPU, 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM, GPS, a 3.2 megapixel camera and tons of connectivity options.
HTC Touch Pro II is also among the fresh Windows Mobile 6.5 phones, packing a QWERTY keyboard, a 480 x 800 pixels display, 288MB RAM, 512MB ROM, a 528 MHz Qualcomm CPU and a 3.15 megapixel camera. Its specs list includes EDGE, HSDPA, Bluetooth and GPS. HTC Touch II goes for 149 EUR, with a 24 months contract on Orange, while Touch Pro II will set you back 499 EUR and Toshiba TG01 299 EUR. HTC HD II’s price is a mystery for now.