T-Mobile moving from WM to Android worldwide?

One of T-Mobile’s most popular families of handsets – in Europe, at least – is the MDA series, which is comprised of devices running on Windows Mobile.

So we can easily say that T-Mo and Windows Mobile had and still have a pretty good time together. But this may change soon, and WinMo could be dissed by T-Mobile in favor of Google’s Android platform.

According to ms mobiles, Reinhard Clemens, board member at Deutsche Telekom (the company that owns T-Mobile), declared: “Android will be a Windows of future”.

Even more, he said about Microsoft’s mobile platform that it’s not power-efficient and it “devours too much energy”. Also, Mr. Clemens praised Android for allowing mobile operators to stay relatively independent from hardware makers.    

Sure, this does not mean T-Mobile will stop selling WM devices, but it’s clear that the international carrier does want to have more Android handsets rather than more Windows Mobile ones.

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T-Mobile G1 is already a successful smartphone (both in the US and in Europe), and, most probably, the G2 will attract even more customers. 

Of course, Microsoft has yet to release Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Mobile 7, the latter which could finally bring multi-touch to WM handsets.

However, Android will also evolve, together with Apple’s mobile platform and with Nokia’s Symbian, so Microsoft surely has to work hard in order to keep its market share and its current partners – T-Mobile included.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • HereAndNow

    The big mobile operators (T-Mobile, Vodafone, etc.) should push the handset vendors to release new Android smartphone models more quickly. Once there is a better balance of WinMo & Android smartphones on the market, then it will be possible to determine which platform is the most popular with consumers.

    Also, I wish the operators/vendors would use something more attractive than the default Android theme. I know it helps people to recognize that it is running Android, but geezzzz…be a little creative! Some people are in to aesthetics.

  • Monika

    I love my G1. Iam just wondering about the map. I would like to know where and how can I update the map. The map is at least 5 to 6 years old…thanks for reply..

  • G1HappyGuy

    After having Windows based phones for years, I bought the T-Mobile G1 last week. It's SOOO much better!! Of course the first app I downloaded from Android Market was “FART MACHINE” (it even has a timer for surprise fart attacks!)……But Android is the future, perhaps the iPhone killer!

  • G1HappyGuy

    After having Windows based phones for years, I bought the T-Mobile G1 last week. It's SOOO much better!! Of course the first app I downloaded from Android Market was “FART MACHINE” (it even has a timer for surprise fart attacks!)……But Android is the future, perhaps the iPhone killer!