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T-Mobile Goes After iPhone with Wing
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 at 2:20 PM - by
T-Mobile unveiled its latest smart phone offering on Tuesday with Apple's iPhone clearly in its sights. Like the iPhone, the Wing offers GSM/GPRS/EDGE data support, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth, a 2 megapixel camera, and a built-in Web browser and email application. Unlike the iPhone, the Wing runs Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6 operating system.
The Wing (left) and iPhone (right)
Although the Wing does include a touch screen interface, it does not offer the iPhone's multi-touch technology, and it sports a slide-out mini keyboard. In comparison, Apple's iPhone offers an on-screen keyboard with predictive typing technology.
The Wing even falls in the same price range as the iPhone before rebates. the wing is priced at US$499.99, while the iPhone will be priced at $499 for the 4GB model or $599 for the 8GB version. After rebates and agreeing to a two-year contract, the Wing drops to $299.99.
While the Wing is available today and Apple's iPhone won't be available until late June, T-Mobile's offering hasn't garnered nearly as much consumer interest. If that is any indication, T-Mobile's new consumer-oriented smart phone won't offer the iPhone much competition.
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