Velocity Mobile Brings 2 UK Smart Phones

There’s a new player in the crowded Smart Phone party.

Velocity Mobile has been formed as a joint venture with laptop manufacturer Inventec and is based right here in the UK.

Their formula is the straight forward combo of “Western design expertise with Eastern manufacturing efficiencies“.

Their 2 offerings, the 103 and 111 have a lot to live up to.

The Velocity Mobile 111 is the new company’s first QWERTY phone, and it will feature the updated Windows Mobile interface found on its touchscreen cousin, the Velocity Mobile 103.

The slim, black Velocity 103 lacks the QWERTY board but it throws in a full touch screen.

Velocity has borrowed a trick from HTC’s Touch, and extending the touch sensitivity just a bit off screen so those tiny menu buttons at the bottom are easier to hit.

The 103 has Smart Phone cred as it packs 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi and GPS navigation, 256MB of internal memory, 128MG of RAM, Bluetooth 2.0, a 2 megapixel camera, Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, Wi-Fi, TV out, and a microSD card slot.

This is all very well but it’s the pricing that will be the main factor.

Expect to see it on store shelves by October 2008.