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T-Mobile MDA Vario

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of T-Mobile MDA Vario. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. Many are critical about the camera, and there are mixed reviews on the performance and usability.

portability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the T-Mobile MDA Vario is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 25 reviews)

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Expert review by: Riyad Emeran (

T-Mobile MDA Vario


When it comes to data and voice, the MDA Vario is trying to offer the best of both worlds.

Surprisingly though, I found myself getting used to the constant function button presses to obtain the desired characters - with a coma requiring a press of the function key I had no choice but to get used to it. On the plus side, the keys do glow blue...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (

T-Mobile MDA Vario review


If the MDA Pro is too big and feature filled for you, this is a decent alternative

A portable, feature-packed, pocket sized smartphone that is frustrating to use and lacks 3G

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Davey Winder (

T-Mobile MDA Vario II


Falling awkwardly between being a dedicated business mobile and a feature packed consumer handset, the MDA Vario II remains a serious contender in both camps. If you have a real need for speed in a small package, you'll be hard pressed to find better.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Lawrence Latif (

T-Mobile MDA Vario


Finally a smartphone that you can live with

Clearly the smartphone platform is maturing nicely, with Microsoft going the right way with its operating system too. Physically the Vario is very well proportioned and manages to pack its considerable feature set neatly. Memory expansion is ample...

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: zebbie (

a bit outdated and cumbersome


I've had this phone for over a year now and although it has a lot of features it is a bit clunky and slow to load. It has the advantage of being able to use Co-pilot sat nav but because its now a bit old and there is newer technology it s a bit outda...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: zebedee (

gps is very easy to control and can be set to warn you of traffic jams


I got this phone on contract from T-mobile a while ago and I am very pleased with it. I got it on a flext contract with copilot gps software and subscription. The phone has a touch screen for entry or can be turned on its side and slide open to revea...

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java:No / Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone:No / Yes
User Interface for Text:QWERTZ/QWERTY Keyboard / Touchscreen + QWERTY
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

HSDPA:No / Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Windows Mobile
Operating System Version:Windows Phone
Operator:Not Applicable / Sim Free / T-MOBILE
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes


Processor Brand:Unknown
Processor Number:Unknown