Alcatel is not a name we very often associate with Windows Mobile phones, but it seems we should be paying a bit more attention.
They have produced the Alcatel OT-S988W for China Unicom. It runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and features a sliding QWERTY keyboard, quad-band GSM connectivity, plus UMTS 2100MHz. The device also features a 3.2 inch 240×400 pixel screen, slide-out keyboard and, encouragingly, a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The full specs are:
With specs this good this device is certainly not low-end, and one can hope Alcatel decides to bring this attractive smartphone to the west also.