By May 29, 2008

HTC Raphael appears as T-Mobile MDA Vario IV

Rumours about the HTC Raphael have been rumbling along for the last few months. Indeed we thought that HTC would announce the device at the same time as the HTC Touch Diamond during their press announcement earlier this month. However, until now there really hasn’t been anything concrete on this device which many regard as the Touch Diamond with a QWERTY keyboard and others have dubbed the HTC TyTN III.

However, the guys over at GSMHelpdesk managed to snap a few pictures of the T-Mobile version of the Raphael at a T-Mobile press event. This was rather unexpected as we were lead to believe that the launch of the Raphael was many months away, however, T-Mobile say that their version, the Vario IV, will launch Q2 2008 which gives them a month to meet the deadline!

T-Mobile Vario IV

T-Mobile Vario IV

T-Mobile MDA Vario IV specification:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • Qualcomm MSM 7201A @ 528MHz
  • 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM
  • 2.8″ VGA screen
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR
  • eGPS
  • 3.1MP Camera with flash
  • Forward facing VGA camera
  • TV out
  • G-sensor (same as the Diamond)
  • FM Radio
  • microSD card slot (thank goodness!)
  • 1350mAh battery
  • 51x99x17mm
  • 145 grams
  • Now this is the device that I am looking forward to, I like the Diamond but really need a hardware keyboard!

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