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T-Mobile MDA Vario III review: T-Mobile MDA Vario III

For instant access to email and a Qwerty keypad that sits up like a mini-laptop, T-Mobile's MDA Vario III could be the perfect business phone. With its new hard-hitting features including GPS and a satellite navigation device, plus the network's HSDPA, this smart phone packs a major punch

Andrew Lim

T-Mobile has added another HTC device to its product portfolio and if you're a T-Mobile MDA Vario II fan, then you'll definitely want to have a look. It comes free on selected T-Mobile contracts.


T-Mobile MDA Vario III

The Good

Tilting screen; Qwerty keypad; GPS; Wi-Fi; HSDPA.

The Bad

Lack of flash on the 3-megapixel camera.

The Bottom Line

HTC has once again produced a feature-packed Windows Mobile handset that delivers in almost every department. If you need instant access to email and prefer using a Qwerty keypad over a standard mobile phone one, the T-Mobile MDA Vario III might be the phone for you

The Vario III looks very similar to its predecessor but it has a few extra tricks up its sleeve, including GPS and an adjustable screen that tilts upwards.

In terms of notable differences between this handset and the HTC TyTN II, T-Mobile has preinstalled CoPilot Live version 7 on the Vario III so you have a satellite navigation device right out of the box, which alongside the built-in GPS receiver works well.

You also have access to Web'n'Walk and T-Mobile's HSDPA network for speedy access to the Internet at speeds of up to 1.8Mbps.

For more information on the T-Mobile MDA Vario III, read our full review of theHTC TyTN II here.