October 11th, 2006
T-Mobile USA is taking the wraps off of a Wi-Fi-enabled smartphone, dubbed the T-Mobile Dash. The device will be available exclusively from T-Mobile beginning Oct. 25.
The Windows Mobile-based smartphone offers an embedded instant messaging client, sports a built-in music player, features a 1.3-megapixel camera and comes equipped with an expandable memory slot. The device also features a full QWERTY keyboard.
Built-in Wi-Fi capability will enable users to gain direct access to T-Mobile hotspots. The Dash is expected to directly compete with the likes of Motorola’s Q, which also is a recently announced smartphone, and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry.