T-Mobile MDA Vario III now available in the UK

We informed you about the T-Mobile MDA Vario III's imminent arrival earlier in the year and now we can let you know that the device has officially launched in the UK and will be available from the 28th September.

The Vario ("takes PDA handsets to the next level") III features a tilting 2.8-inch touchscreen and sliding keyboard which claim to make it really easy to work and surf on the move.

In theory, surfing should be a pain-free experience, thanks to the built-in b/g Wi-Fi, 3.6Mbps HSDPA connectivity and T-Mobile's Web'n'walk, the combination of which have led T-Mobile to boast a PC-like super-easy internet experience.

Running Windows Mobile 6, the handset with its full Qwerty keypad, will help out your productivity in regards to Microsoft office applications, and, with push email and video calling, also means you'll never be out of touch with the office.

One big USP for this new Vario is the in-built GPS receiver that is compatible with the (optional extra) CoPilot Live 7 sat nav that offers spoken directions, live traffic info and mobile location tracking.

Rounding off the features is a 3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and microSD card slot. The phone will be available from free when purchased on the Flext 50 tariff, which at the moment is £45 a month.

Opting for it on the Flext 35 will set you back £99.99, while if you go for the Flext 30 it'll cost you £139.99. As a little sweetener, if you sign up to Web'n'walk at the same time you do get a £30 discount on the handset price.