updated 03:25 pm EDT, Tue April 1, 2008
Velocity Mobile launches
A neophyte cellphone maker, Velocity Mobile, has announced its first-ever Windows Mobile phones. Each of the two use the newly-unveiled Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, and are quad-band GSM/EDGE phones with access to HSPA 3G broadband. Both are also equipped with 128MB of RAM and 256 of ROM, and wireless technologies including GPS, Bluetooth 2.0, and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi receivers. To complement this, the phones have two-megapixel still and 0.3-megapixel video-call cameras, with support for extended storage on microSD cards.
The 103 and 111 are in fact only distinguished by their screen and control options. While the 103 is controlled through a 640x480 touchscreen, the 111 uses a 320x240 touchscreen paired with a full QWERTY keyboard. The latter is expected in the third quarter of the year, following the former in the second.