It looks like MetroPCS has launched its own Windows phone, but this time the device comes with what looks to be Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard, the non-touchscreen variant of Windows Mobile. The Samsung Code, a device that comes in a candybar QWERTY form factor, actually is a closer competitor to the Samsung Jack on AT&T and the Samsung Ace on Sprint rather than the newly launched and unveiled touchscreen Sprint Samsung Intrepid, a device that runs Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional.
It is curious that Metro PCS is launching a Windows Mobile 6.1 device rather than a Windows Mobile 6.5 device, especially since the Code came out after the October 6 launch date of Windows Mobile 6.5. However, 6.1 may not be a bad choice at all for the Windows Mobile Standard platform as the non-touchscreen edition of Windows Mobile didn’t experience as many noticeable or cosmetic change as its touchscreen counterpart did from 6.1 to 6.5.
The Samsung Code will be the US regional carrier’s first Windows Mobile device. MetroPCS operates on CDMA/EVDO network and offers competitive rates compared to larger national rivals such as Sprint and Verizon Wireless.