T-Mobile USA has just announced the T-Mobile Dash 3G, an upcoming Windows phone with a focus on messaging.
This device will be a version of the HTC Snap, and have a tablet shape with 2.4-inch QVGA display, trackball, and a small QWERTY keyboard.
It will be T-Mobile’s first Windows Mobile phone 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.
T-Mobile is positioning this as a phone for both personal and professional use, as it is going to offer voice calling, instant messaging, support for personal and business e-mail, Office suite, and synchronization with Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. In addition, it will have 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.
Today’s announcement made no mention of the Snap’s signature feature, Inner Circle. This brings emails from a preselected group of people to the top of the user’s inbox, enabling important messages to be acted upon immediately.
There is no word yet on pricing.
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 through Best Buy stores. This carrier will make it broadly available later this month.
In addition, Verizon is also supposed to release its own version this summer.
Source: T-Mobile USA