The T-Mobile Dash 3G — this carrier’s latest smartphone with a focus on messaging — has just hit the market.
This device is a version of the HTC Snap, and has a tablet shape with 2.4-inch QVGA display, trackball, and a small QWERTY keyboard.
This is T-Mobile USA’s first Windows Mobile device with support for its 3G network, which this carrier says will be available to approximately 200 million people across the United States by the end of the year.
The Dash 3G also has Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) and Bluetooth.
T-Mobile is positioning this as a phone for both personal and professional use, as it offers voice calling, instant messaging, support for personal and business e-mail, Office suite, and synchronization with Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. In addition, it has a GPS for location-based services, web browser, plus an audio and video player.
If T-Mobile’s version of the Snap is identical to the one released in Europe earlier this year, it will run Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard on a 528 MHz processor, and have a 2.0 megapixel camera and microSD card slot.
Pricing & Availability
The T-Mobile Dash 3G is available now at T-Mobile.com, where it is selling for $170 with a two-year contract.
Naturally, this model is going to replace the venerable T-Mobile Dash in this carrier’s product lineup.
More carriers than just T-Mobile are going to be offering versions of this smartphone. Foremost of these is Sprint, who has recently begun offering it as the HTC Snap.
In addition, Verizon is also supposed to release its own version this summer.
Source: T-Mobile USA