T-Mobile Dash introduced, QWERTY HTC smartphone

Oct 11 2006 - 07:00 AM ET | T-Mobile

T-Mobile DashT-Mobile USA has introduced the Dash, or more specifically a branded version of the HTC Excalibur. The Windows Mobile powered device is designed to compete with the Motorola Q and is actually thinner than that iconic device. The Dash launch is also very important for HTC which has been trying to gain a stronger foothold on the US market.

Features of the T-Mobile Dash include:

  • QWERTY keyboard
  • Windows Mobile 5.0
  • microSD card slot
  • QVGA display with 65k colors
  • Compact profile, just 4.4" by 2.5" by .51"
  • Quad-band GSM plus EDGE and WiFi
  • 1.3 megapixel camera

T-Mobile will be selling the Dash for $199 with a 2-year service agreement. That's the same price as the Motorola Q.