updated 08:55 am EDT, Mon July 23, 2007
HTC Cavalier in US
HTC's Cavalier smartphone is already available in the US ahead of any debut with a carrier, according to a listing by retailer Phone Source USA. The successor to the Dash includes all of the features promised in the earlier leak including the addition of US-native 3G wireless through HSDPA, a jump from 1.3 to 2 megapixels for the camera sensor, and a much faster 400MHz processor to help its responsiveness. Newly confirmed but expected is the addition of Windows Mobile 6 Standard with mobile Office support. Wi-Fi and microSD storage are carried over from the Dash.
Phone Source claims to ship the Cavalier unlocked for $550, allowing it to work with an existing SIM card from AT&T or T-Mobile with feature support depending on the card and the service plan. A subsidized version of the phone is still unannounced and may appear with the Dash's existing carrier, T-Mobile. [via ZDNet]