Velocity Mobile made its debut at CTIA 2008 today with the announcement of two Windows Mobile phones. Velocity Mobile, in collaboration with Inventec Corporation of Taiwan, designs and engineers 2G and 3G mobile devices and data cards based on Qualcomm and Samsung platforms.
Describing itself as wanting to shift the way people view and use smartphones, Velocity Mobile unveiled the Velocity 103 and Velocity 111.
The Velocity 103 will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM7201 chipset and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. It will come with quad-band GMS/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA connectivity, a VGA touchscreen display, 128MB RAM and 256MB ROM, GPS, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, a 2MP and a front-facing 0.3MP camera, TV/VGA out and a microSD expansion slot.
The Velocity 111 will also be powered by a Qualcomm MSM7201 chipset and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. It will feature the same specifications except that it will also have a QWERTY thumb keyboard but only a QVGA display.
The 111 bears a resemblance to the BlackBerry 8800 with similar navigation buttons and trackball instead of a more traditional d-pad. The 103 also features the trackball.
The Velocity 103 will be available in Q2 with the Velocity 111 following in Q3. Both will be unveiled in unlocked configurations. Pricing was not disclosed.