T-Mobile's German operation has delayed the release of its new 3G-enabled Windows Mobile smart phone until later in the year. The new launch date seems to be some time in Autumn for the MDA IV, made by Taiwan's HTC and also known by its codename, 'Universal'.

It's unclear at this stage why the delay has arisen. One possibility is a pause to allow the device to ship with Windows Mobile 2005, aka 'Magneto', the next major revision of Microsoft's smart phone operating system. Most networks have been vague about which version of Windows Mobile the device will support.