There’s strong evidence that Rogers Canada is planning to offer a Windows Mobile Smartphone with a built-in keyboard that was developed by HTC.
This model, code-named Excalibur, has not yet been officially anounced by Rogers, but a product manual (pdf) for it now appears on this carrier’s web site.
It will apparently be called the S621 by Rogers. HTC itself offers a version of this smartphone, which it styles the S620. T-Mobile USA also offers the Excalibur, but calls it the Dash.
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It is not known at this time when Rogers Canada will start offering the S621, or what it will cost.
More Details on HTC S620/HTC Excalibur
This device uses a design that is becoming increasingly popular: a slim tablet shape with a QWERTY keyboard below the screen.
It includes a 320-by-240-pixel display that is in landscape mode by default.
The S620 runs Windows Mobile 5 for Smartphone 200 MHz OMAP850 processor from TI, 64 MB of RAM, and 128 MB of ROM.
This is a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE device. In addition, the S620/Excalibur offers both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It does not, however, have any form of 3G cellular-wireless networking.
More information on this smartphone can be found on HTC’s web site.