updated 12:25 pm EDT, Mon September 18, 2006
The American branch of cellphone carrier T-Mobile has been aggressively expanding its smartphone lineup with designs such as the coveted BlackBerry Pearl. Another desirable phone is set to make its North American debut with the provider, say MoDaCo forum sources. The HTC Excalibur - recently christened the S620 in Europe - will arrive first for customers of T-Mobile with the simple name of Dash. HTC's Dash will directly oppose the Motorola Q with a similar 320x240 screen, keyboard, and mobile broadband support, but replaces the conventional jog dial with a touch strip for scrolling through data. Nothing regarding an official release date was confirmed, though the October European release date should closely parallel that for American subscribers.