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HTC Wallaby / Qtek 1010 & Qtek 1020 / Dopod 686 / O2 XDA / T-Mobile MDA / Siemens SX56

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and screen. The value for money and usability also get good comments. Views about the size and build quality are mixed. Some have doubts about the camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Wallaby / Qtek 1010 & Qtek 1020 / Dopod 686 / O2 XDA / T-Mobile MDA / Siemens SX56 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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T-Mobile MDA

 

T-Mobile's MDA--which stands for Mobile Digital Assistant--delivers a lot of punch at a pretty reasonable price. The $400 unit (as of April 7, 2006, with a two-year contract) is a highly functional Windows Mobile device with a big screen and a...

Built-in Wi-Fi for easy Web access Roomy, slide-out QWERTY keyboard

Difficult to use with only one hand

The MDA fills a void in T-Mobile's phone line-up, if you're looking for a device that can do more than a Sidekick or a standard cell phone. But its quirks prevent us from heartily recommending it

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T-Mobile MDA

 

E-mail and text-messaging are a breeze with the snappy keyboard, though you can't really use the device one-handed. Turn the phone on with the keyboard closed, and you're running Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 on a 320-by-240 touchscreen. Slide the...

Wi-Fi. Excellent keyboard

Poor phone performance

Check out this PDA-phone if the Sidekick seems too childish, but we're cool to its lackluster phone performance.

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T-Mobile MDA Review

 

The MDA felt great throughout the testing process. It didn't take long to get used to the size, especially considering that it's smaller than most PDA phones. The setup was beautiful and the only real complaint is the necessity for the constant use of...

Small size for a PDA, fits very well in the palm of a hand ; Except for 3G, which is not available in the US yet, it has all the ; Excellent software bundle - great for both business and entertainment ; Sliding QWERTY keyboard

Requires the stylus too often, not all that great for use with one hand ; Buttons on the QWERTY keyboard could be better designed ; Sluggish OMAP processor, but that can easily be cured with overclock programs available for free

The MDA felt great throughout the testing process. It didn't take long to get used to the size, especially considering that it's smaller than most PDA phones. The setup was beautiful and the only real complaint is the necessity for the constant use of...

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Review: T-Mobile MDA

 

T-Mobile's MDA is a Windows Mobile 5.0 based PDA phone that seems to offer everything. You get WiFi, Bluetooth, and quad-band GSM/EDGE support as well. There is even a slide-away QWERTY keyboard to ease messaging needs.

Good form factor, EDGE/WiFi/Bluetooth, good battery life

Poor one-handed operation, weak camera, push email troubles

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T-Mobile MDA

 

In-depth review of T-Mobile's feature-packed MDA Windows Mobile PDA phone, AKA the HTC Wizard. With Video Tour.

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T-Mobile MDA

 

If three times is a charm, then the HTC Wizard, otherwise known as the T-Mobile MDA, T-Mobile MDA Vario, Cingular 8125, i-mate K-JAM, QTEK 9100 and the Dopod 838 must be imbued with magic. T-Mobile's MDA (not to be confused with its nearly identical...

Filled with features, making it a good deal for the price. Despite the laundry list of features, it's very stable and responsive, putting it light years ahead of the original T-Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition (XDA) and even the HP iPAQ 6315. A...

A little less classy looking than the Cingular 8125. No Java VM included. Not the right handheld for those wishing to play video encoded at high bitrates. Not a one-handed device (unless you want to do some hacking to change button assignments, a la...

An excellent, stable PDA-phone that's the perfect companion to business users and world travelers. WiFi, EDGE and Bluetooth will keep you connected to just about anything, anywhere. The top-notch display is perfect for viewing web pages, photos and...

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Siemens SX56 Review

 

Though it has an older processor and screen, the Siemens SX56 is a decent integrated Pocket PC/phone hybrid. GPRS; Secure Digital card slot; solid call quality.

Consumer review by:

"I love It!!!"

 

I haven't found anything wrong with this phone. It has all I need. Calendar, Task manager, Wi-Fi, easy to use. No complains at all

Well, now that I think about it. The pictures are not good

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T-Mobile MDA

 

I haven't found anything wrong with this phone. It has all I need. Calendar, Task manager, Wi-Fi, easy to use. No complains at all

Well, now that I think about it. The pictures are not good

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T-Mobile MDA

 

The only drawback I have with this Smartphone is it doesn't have My Faves from T-mobile, which would save me some bucks on my Cellphone bill. And if anyone out there wants one, I have one for sale, less than 7-months old, comes with everything to boot...

Can do almost anything

Wish it had My Faves, from T-mobile

Product Specifications

An unprecedented Wireless PDA combination of mobile phone functionality, mobile Internet access, and Microsoft Office integration. The 4096-color touch screen and high-speed data transfer rates of the Siemens SX56 Pocket PC Phone combine to bring you a wireless experience unlike any other. Full functionality and accessibility brought to you by Microsoft Pocket PC Phone Edition Software creates an exciting experience in the palm of your hand. The Siemens SX56 Pocket PC Phone offers you seamless integration with your existing Windows personal computer. Synchronize your calendar, e-mail, contacts and notes automatically. The Siemens SX56 Pocket PC Phone uses GSM, the most widely used wireless technology in the world. With GSM technology, global mobility is within your reach. Enterprise versions are available now through AT&T Wireless as part of AT&T Wireless WorkWare (sm) solution suite.

Battery

Standby Time (PB):150hours
Talk Time (PB):210minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen

Cellular

Band:GSM 900/1800 (Dual Band)/GSM 900/1900
Combined with:With digital player
Integrated Components:Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:AT&T
Technology:GSM
Type:Smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Infrared (IrDA)

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:5.1in
Weight:6.9oz
Width:2.9in

Display

Color Depth:12-bit (4096 colors)
Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:SD Memory Card

Header

Manufacturer:Siemens
Model:SX56
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Siemens

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes
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