Germany's own T-Mobile came out swinging at CeBIT on its home turf this week, touting recent advances and showing a rather plump to-do list for the coming year. Of course, this is all coming from Europe's
T-Mobile, not our own, but maybe -- just maybe -- we'll get some of this down the pike if we close our eyes and click our heels together three times. First up, a slew of new web'n'walk models (T-Mobile's cute term for data peripherals) will offer downlink speeds upgradeable to 7.2Mbps and uplink up to 1.4Mbps (thanks to HSUPA
) in PC Card, ExpressCard, and desktop box form factors. Turning our attention to handsets, T-Mobile's committed to offering a veritable trifecta of superphones with the Nokia E90
both in the cards along with the HTC-sourced Ameo
, while fashionistas will be able to feast on the Sony Ericsson W880i
. Other highlights included the promised mid-2007 introduction of "Super SMS," a chat-centric text app that'll allow users to rock a buddy list and other features typically associated with traditional instant messaging -- and best of all, it'll be compatible with a number of existing handsets. Get on those ruby red slippers and start clicking, American T-Mobile customers.