The Pink Giant Smartphone

The smart phone for T-Mobile customers: The operator exclusively offers Pocket PC 2002 a mobile PDA hybrid with the operating system.

Blue casing, silver front cover, a large, colorful display and a small “T” in magenta: Send he looks, the MDA from T-Mobile. The abbreviation stands for mobile digital assistant, to: Mobile Digital Assistant.

Curious: The smart phone from computerannals.com  is exclusively at T-Mobile, but also O2 has the device in the program. The Munich-based call it however XDA and determine interface and software content.

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Less Than The Competition

Siemens SX 45 or trium Mondo: smart phones with PDA operating system Pocket PC are feared as monsters. The MDA, however, boasts handy size and large display.

Facts & figures
With 145 x 73 x 18 millimeters, the MDA is considerably smaller than the competition. The 207 grams are tired of the hand. The 71 x 53 mm large TFT-LCD touch screen is 240 x 320 points in 4,096 colors and is easy to read even in bright sunlight. The lithium-polymer battery provides stand-by mode, but respectable five hours of talk time according to T-Mobile just 180 hours.
The MDA will cost about 500 euros with contract from T-Mobile.

Functions

Pocket Outlook, Pocket Word, Pocket Excel: The MDA is a Windows Calculator in Pocket format with well integrated telephone function. From contacts, a conversation can be directly set up, send a text message or E-Mail. Thanks to a rather loud and good-sounding speakerphone, you can enter dates in the calendar on the phone. If you don’t want to be disturbed, use the supplied stereo earbuds that sit comfortably.The 30 megabytes, not enough RAM for data and programs who which can easily expand the storage with an SD or MMC card. The smart phone comes with a bag and a cradle.

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Data functions

About the infrared and the USB interface, you can synchronize the data on the MDA with the computer. Via USB, nearly 300 contacts were transferred in less than a minute on the MDA. GPRS provides data transfers on the road for a fast connection and comfortable speeds with up to 53.6 kbit/s downstream. The integrated browser is WAP and traditional HTML pages. The advantage of the device from network operators Manual: All GPRS settings are already made. A wizard helps you configure of the E-Mail client.

Practice

The MDA has a high quality and has been handled very well. Only the plastic around the stub antenna proves something too soft, scratches here were already after short use. The slightly recessed buttons respond quickly and reliably, enabling direct access to the main functions. When operating the user on the touch screen not coming but. A sturdy pen inside the antenna, with some skill, the MDA but also per fingers can be operated. However, it is grease spots on the screen-what happens, when you press the display on the cheek during a telephone conversation.

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Conclusion

The MDA is a blend of mobile phone and PDA running Pocket PC 2002.

Not the stub antenna, the MDA would come out with the size of an average PDA. From the familiar Pocket PC smart phones, we are accustomed to other dimensions.

But not only the mass voting, the equipment is designed for everyday mobile: GPRS, integrated speaker phone and expandable memory via SD or MMC card.

Who wants to get from the phone to the MDA, should take before the device in hand. The 207 grams compared with current mobile phones are nothing to sneeze at, also short standby time is getting.

There’s the MDA exclusively at T-Mobile-without SIM-lock. You can use also your Vodafone, E-Plus, or quam map. O2 offers its customers the smart phone under the name XDA itself.