T-Mobile Shows Off Its New “Dash” Smartphone

The Q killer has arrived.

T-Mobile has unveiled its new “Dash” Smartphone which will no doubt be compared to the popular Motorola Q. The Windows Mobile-based device is dressed to impress and some sites, including MSNBC, are calling it the new Q killer.

The device is quite stylish (in this editor’s eyes) with its rounded shape and black/silver color scheme. Dimensions are a svelte 4.4″ x 2.5″ x 0.5″ and it weighs in at 4.2 ounces (compared to 4.06 ounces for the Q). The Dash features a 2.4″ TFT display, quad-band GSM/SPRS/EDGE, 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, 128MB/64 MB flash memory/RAM, 1.3MP camera and a microSD slot. The battery is rated at 960 mAh compared to 1130 mAh for the Q — a rather interesting deficiency for the Dash given the Q’s similar dimensions and lighter weight.

The ever-resourceful fellas over at Engadget were able to give a hands-on review of the device and had plenty to say about this newcomer:

We know what you’re burning to ask, though: how does it stack up against the Q? Well, when it comes down to it they’re actually two very different devices. Radios excepted, we find the Dash preferable; though it’s only got a 200MHz OMAP processor compared to the Q’s 312MHz XScale, but it comes equipped with an additional 64MB flash memory. The Dash only has a 960mAh battery compared to the Q’s 1130mAh power pack, but under normal usage the Dash held up quite well. So those specs are kind of tit for tat, but the Dash is just so much less utilitarian looking and clunky feeling. It’s the slim Smartphone perfected.

The Dash will have a list price of $349, but can be had for $249 with a one-year contract and $199 with a two-year contract.

News source: DAILYTECH


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