The HTC smartphone, which for a while was known as HTC Snap, will run on T-Mobile’s network as T-Mobile Dash 3G. This will be T-Mobile’s first 3G Windows Mobile Phone.
T-Mobile Dash 3G specifications
T-Mobile Dash 3G emphasizes on messaging. This phone features a stylish looking slab handset. It has a QWERTY keypad with offset keys and a trackball for navigation. Currently the device will run on Windows Mobile 6.1. However, with the more advanced Windows Mobile 6.5 becoming available within the next few months, we can only hope that T-Mobile will allow users to upgrade their Dash 3G to the latest OS. The in built GPS of this device will support location based navigation service. Although, T-Mobile unlike other carriers, such as Verizon, does not have its branded turn-by-turn location service, but nonetheless, users can use Dash 3G to locate directions.
The earlier HTC Snap was noted for its inner Circle Menu, which provided instant access to emails and incoming messages. We can expect T-Mobile’s MyFaves calling feature to accentuate this popular functionality of the new Dash 3G.
The features of Dash 3G doesn’t seem much different from HTC Snap, which is available on Verizon, Sprint and some other carriers. Dash 3G measures 4.6-inch (W) x 2.4-inch (H) x 0.5inch (D) and weighs about 120 grams. Its 2.4-inch screen supports QVGA 320x 240 pixel resolution images. It will support WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0. It features a 2-megapixel camera with fixed focus. There is facility to expand memory with the microSD memory card slot. Similar to most Windows Mobile phones, Dash 3G will also support online synchronization of contacts, tasks and appointments and push email through Microsoft Outlook and Exchange servers. It will also support web browser, audio and video player.
Pricing and Availability
T-Mobile Dash 3G will be available from July end. The expected price of the device will be between $100 and $130.