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T-Mobile’s MDA Vario IV in dramatic black is the operator’s own-brand name for the HTC Touch Pro to replace the now dated Vario III. It runs Windows Mobile 6.1 and synchs smoothly with a PC. There is another, optional, user interface over the top of this, called TouchFlo 3D. The screen has VGA resolution, giving it a crystal clear display.

A big feature is the full slide-out QWERTY keyboard that  makes emailing, texting and writing notes very straightforward and takes away reliance on software keypads that are at best equivocal in their pressure response. It also has proper shift, caps lock and ctrl buttons rather than weird combinations of keys found in many other QWERTY phones. The stylus fits neatly into a slightly magnetised compartment.

Internet is at 3G/HSDPA speed where available, backed up by GPRS/EDGE; there is Wi-fi for hotspot and WLAN connectivity on the move, plus Bluetooth 2.0 for short-range wireless data transfer. There is GPS and Google Maps software – the service is easy to use and free, unlike with Nokia, and a 3.2 megapixel camera. Among the wealth of utilities is handwriting recognition – you can send an email and sign your name at the bottom, for example.

It takes microSD cards up to 16 GB and the battery life is good for 24 hours’ heavy use before charge.



Weight: 165g
Battery time: 0 mAh
Bluetooth FM Radio

3G or UMTS
Built-in handsfree
Document viewer
EDGE for high speed data access
FM Radio
Full keyboard
GPS navigation
Handwriting recognition
Instant messaging
Java compatible
Memory expandable via MicroSD card
MP3 Player
MP3 Ringtone
Multimedia Service MMS
Polyphonic ring tone
SMS - text messages
T9 Predictive Text
Touch sensitive
TV output
Vibra alert
Voice memo