Those who attended MWG’s announcement about its expansion into Europe also got to see some details about the company’s product roadmap for the remainder of 2008 and early 2009. A total of seven devices are in the pipeline.
In Q3 2008, a single device codenamed Rici is planned. It will feature Windows Mobile 6.1, 7.2Mbps HSDPA and 5.2Mbps HSUPA connectivity, a 3MP camera and GPS in a 12.5mm thick form factor.
In Q4, things get more interesting with a total of four devices being planned. First up is the MWg Flame II which will apparently run Windows Mobile 7. It will come with a 3.5-inch (or perhaps larger) display, multimedia features, a 3.2MP camera and GPS. The MWg Iris features a slide-out keyboard and comes with 7.2Mbps HSDPA and 5.2Mbps HSUPA connectivity and GPS. The Graphite II looks to be the first Windows Mobile Standard device that MWG will put out. Unfortunately, no details are available for it aside that it will have a non-touch screen. The last device to be introduced in Q4 is the MWg Walk PC which looks to be a UMPC-type device. Running Windows Vista Tablet, it will come with 3G connectivity but no other specs are known at this time.
In the first half of 2009, expect two more devices to come out. Both will run Windows Mobile 7. The MWg Atom VI will succeed the Atom V, offering 7.2Mbps HSDPA and 5.2Mbps HSUPA connectivity, a 3.2MP camera and GPS. The MWg Vix promises an improved slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 3.2MP camera and GPS.
All in all, MWG is offering a promising set of devices.