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Mike Temporale
04-11-2006, 01:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2006Apr/bpd20060410035742.htm' target='_blank'>http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2006Apr/bpd20060410035742.htm</a><br /><br /></div><i>"I opened the generic white box and was immediately impressed by the extremely slim form factor; I have to say that a Windows Mobile Smartphone that is truly pocketable is almost here. The QTEK 8500 I was sent has a burgundy back and front cover combined with black, and it looks quite professional. The burgundy pieces have small ridges that seem to give you a bit better grip on this slim clamshell device. The device is very thin, and I was able to easily slide it into my pants or shirt pocket while barely even knowing I was carry a Windows Mobile Smartphone."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Temporale-20060411-geekstartrekreview.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />Palmsolo over at Geek.com has posted a mini-review of the new Qtek 8500. I think these pictures are the cleanest and best quality pictures that I have seen to date. Also, I'm thinking the burgundy coloured device looks a lot better than the plain version. Has anyone figured out the deal with the keypad? Why do some of the HTC Star Trek devices have those circles and others don't? I'll take a green or blue version without the circles. :mrgreen:

04-11-2006, 03:28 PM
Any word on release date or possible carriers - or did I miss that somewhere?

Is this another T-Mo for 8 mos then cingular doesnt get it :( Euroland only? Unlocked vers for $1M on ebay?

Mike Temporale
04-11-2006, 03:41 PM
Well, the talk around the water-cooler is that this will be available "mid 2006" in the US. I'm not sure if that means we'll see a branded version coming from a carrier or if it's just the i-mate and Qtek versions. I also recall a Qtek press release that mentioned May as a shipping date, but there was no mention if that was just Europe or World Wide.

Does that help clear the mud? ;)

Ryan Joseph
04-12-2006, 04:04 PM
Gosh, that thing is thin! Wow...I'm impressed. But I'll still never buy one. I'm very anti-flip phone. :wink: