CTIA: Velocity Announces Arrival with Two Windows Mobile Smartphones

Velocity Mobile, a collaboration between one of the worlds largest notebook computer manufacturers and a team of veteran wireless designers and engineers, has unveiled its first Microsoft Windows Mobile phones, the Velocity 103 and Velocity 111, at CTIA. The company says it aims to shift the way people view and use Smartphones, combining Western design philosophy and Eastern manufacturing efficiencies to bring no-compromise experiences and value to consumers.
People want more from their mobile phones, but they still point to price, design, and performance as their top priorities when they walk into the store, says Velocity Mobile  President and Managing Director, David Hayes. When it comes to building mobile devices that really engage and excite consumers, however, compromise in any of these three crucial areas is a major turn-off. Velocity Mobile was created with the goal to finally eliminate these trade-offs and bring leading-edge Smartphones to the mass consumer market.
Velocity Mobile is working in collaboration with Inventec Corporation,   one of the worlds top three original design manufacturers (ODMs) for notebook computers with revenues of more than US$8 billion (4 billion) in 2007. The two companies say they share a vision for mobility that is powerful and innovative yet intuitive and familiar, all at a great value for consumers. The first Velocity Mobile smartphones, the Velocity 103 and Velocity 111, are currently being demonstrated at CTIA Wireless 2008.
Velocity Mobile is driven by the understanding that people want compelling mobile experiences, not merely applications and functions, says Kirk Suen, Vice President and General Manager of Inventecs Mobile Business Unit. Our new Smartphones will deliver in the areas you would expect such as design and power, but fuse those elements with a simple and intuitive user interface so there are no compromises, making the Windows Mobile experience relevant and accessible to the broadest possible audience.
The two debut handsets feature Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1, high-resolution screens, 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM and a 2.0 megapixel camera and 0.3 megapixel videoconferencing camera. They are GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800 and 1900; and UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA 850, 1900 (1700) and 2100 compatible.
The Velocity 103 will be available in Q2 2008 and the Velocity 111 in Q3 2008, both in unlocked configurations.