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Rumors of the T-Mobile AMEO 8GB Windows Mobile Phone Edition emerge

The HTC Athena rumors surfaced in December and now more details are emerging that show the device may be coming soon from T-Mobile in Europe as the AMEO. This Windows Mobile 5.0 Phone Edition device sports just about every mobile device feature and spec you could want in a single device, but is there a market willing to pay for this type of device?
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Written by Matthew Miller, Contributor on

While you are waiting for the Apple iPhone HTC looks like it will be bringing another 8MB Phone Edition device to the market. I posted some information on rumors of the HTC Athena back in December and now Pocketinfo.nl has further information on the device (Babelfish translation) that looks to be branded as the T-Mobile AMEO. Granted, the HTC Athena/AMEO isn't as slick as the iPhone, but the specs are quite impressive. These may include a 624MHz Intel XScale processor (same as in the outstanding Dell Axim X51 series), 5 inch VGA (640x480) display, 64MB RAM, 128MB or 256MB ROM, 8GB hard drive, miniSD expansion slot, quad band GSM/EDGE radio, UMTS for Europe, 802.11 b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, integrated GPS radio, 3 megapixel camera (let's hope this is better than current HTC models), and 2,100 mAh battery.

T-Mobile AMEO

The AMEO also has a detachable keyboard that looks like you have to have it flat on a desk to use it and the functionality of that keyboard will be interesting to try out. This looks like a multimedia focused device and looks like it could compete with the recently announced Nokia N800. I am still waiting to hear what the price may be though and think it will be priced somewhere in or even over the US$1,000 range. Do you think there is a market for such a device?

Thanks to Engadget Mobile for the the link.

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