T-Mobile outs MDA Compact V smartphone

While we eagerly await more news on the rumoured T-Mobile G1 Bigfoot, the mobile operator has pulled our attentions away from Android for a moment wit

While we eagerly await more news on the rumoured T-Mobile G1 Bigfoot, the mobile operator has pulled our attentions away from Android for a moment with the announcement of the MDA Compact V smartphone.

The new touchscreen device, essentially a rebranded Touch Diamond 2, is exclusive to T-Mobile and builds on last year's MDA Compact IV, boasting a 3.2-inch display, 5 megapixel camera, HSDPA and built-in MP3 player.

Run on Windows Mobile 6.1 (upgradeable to 6.5 when it launches in September), the V also packs integrated GPS and will come with a seven day CoPilot sat nav service trial. However, T-Mobile has said it plans to offer this service free to the first 10,000 customers who sign up for the phone on an 18-month contract for the full term of their agreement.

You'll be able to get your mitts on the MDA Compact V from 21 May at T-Mobile store and online, and will be free on price plans of £50 a month or over. Let us know if you'll be signing on the dotted line for one of the rebranded beauties below.