At CTIA Fall 2008, Velocity Mobile announced that it started shipping its first smartphone, the Velocity 103, and we were lucky to get our hands on a review unit. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. Check out our hands-on gallery for some eye candy and then read our full review to see its pros and cons.
Unlike the HTC TouchFlo interface, you can add and remove applications to the toolbar on the Velocity 103. With a longer swipe of your finger (from bottom to top), you can access a full menu of programs. However, our biggest complaint without reading the user's manual, you wouldn't know any of this functionality exists.
The Velocity 103 features a 2-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities. Picture quality was pretty decent, as objects were clearly defined and sharp. Our only complaint was that some colors looked slightly flat.
Back at CTIA Spring 2008, a new company called Velocity Mobile caught our eye, impressing us with a fresh approach to the user interface. The company finally released its first model, the Velocity 103, at CTIA Fall 2008.
Recognizing that Windows Mobile isn't the easiest operating system to master, Velocity Mobile developed the Velocity Odyssey interface where you can access your frequently used applications through a shortcuts toolbar and perform actions with various finger swipes.