T-Mobile USA May Offer HTC Excalibur

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According to an unconfirmed report, T-Mobile USA will soon begin offering a new Windows Mobile Smartphone from HTC.

The Excalibur is more than a rumor; it got its FCC approval a few weeks ago. However, news of which carriers will be offering this device remains solidly in the rumor category.

The same anonymous source also told MoDaCo that this model will be called the T-Mobile Dash, and also revealed some heretofore unknown details on it.

Supposedly, the Dash will include a 320-by-240-pixel display that is in landscape mode by default. 

It will have a 201 MHz OMAP850 processor from TI, 64 MB of RAM and 128 MB of ROM.

This source did not reveal when this smartphone will be released, or what it will cost.

More Details on HTC Excalibur

The Excalibur has not yet been officially announced by any company, and HTC submitted a a request for confidentiality with the FCC about it, so little official information on this device is available.

However, there’s plenty of unofficial information available.

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According to various rumors and leaks, this device will use a design that is becoming increasingly popular: a slim tablet shape with a QWERTY keyboard below the screen.

It will supposedly include a real innovation: a  jog strip.  Instead of pushing up and down on a jog wheel, users will run their finger up and down a touch-sensitive strip just to the right of the screen. Above and below this strip will be areas that can be touched to open the Start Menu and go Back.

This will reportedly be a quad-band GSM/GPRS device. Whether it will offer EDGE or a faster cellular-wireless networking standard is not yet known,

In addition, the Excalibur is expected to offer both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

A leaked photo of this device clearly shows it using a theme from T-Mobile, and rumors of a Cingular Wireless version have also been circulating.

When this smartphone debuts, it will have to compete head-to-head with similar models, like the Motorola Q, and Samsung i320.

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  • Thanks to Smartphone Thoughts for the tip.

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