T-Mobile and HTC announce the T-Mobile Dash 3G

6:20 AM Edited by Blony

Today T-Mobile announced the July availability of its new T-Mobile Dash 3G, the follow-up to the popular Dash smartphone. The Dash 3G is based on the HTC developed Snap, versions of which are showing up on Sprint, Verizon, and in other parts of the world. The Dash 3G is a Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard Edition smartphone, and the very first to be offered by T-Mobile USA that supports its new 3G data network.

Highlights of the Dash 3G include the new trackball controller and its new QWERTY keyboard with offset keys. The Dash 3G also comes with GPS support and the ability to work on WiFi based wireless networks. Oddly, the official Dash 3G press release made no mention of support for T-Mobile's UMA-based HotSpot @Home service, which is supported by the Windows Mobile-powered T-Mobile/HTC Shadow that was released earlier this year, and allows consumers to place calls over WiFi connections.

Like all Windows Mobile devices, the Dash 3G supports Microsoft Exchange servers for over the air synchronization of contacts, appointments, and tasks, as well as push email. Its 2.4-inch display offers QVGA (320 x 240 pixel) resolution, and the phone also features a microSDHC(INFO) expansion card slot for plenty of storage potential. Bluetooth 2.0 is also on board, as is a fixed focus 2.0 megapixel camera.

The Dash 3G measures 117mm x 61mm x 12mm (4.6in x 2.4in x .5in) in size and should weigh in at around 120g (4.2oz). It is thought to offer up 192MB of application RAM, like the HTC Snap, but T-Mobile and HTC have yet to release final specs for the Dash 3G. No pricing information has been released at this time.

Via Mobileburn