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T-Mobile Dash 3G live and in the flesh - and without Inner Circle

Maybe it's because there are three versions of this phone floating around (and we're still betting AT&T will announce one at some point), but it seems like the HTC Snap is everywhere at the moment. Sprint's version is on sale now. Verizon's was just announced and is coming real soon. And now here's video from MobileBurn (and they have a bunch of pics here) of T-Mobile's variant, aka the Dash 3G, which we're still expecting in mid- to late-July.

Mike also notes in the video that the "Inner Circle" feature, which pushes e-mails and the like from a select group of contacts to the top, appears to be missing, confirming what we first heard some months ago.

Look. The Snap's a fine phone and a nice evolution for Windows Mobile messengers. And we definitely don't want to overlook the importance of a that kind of workaholic phone. (Hell, I'm using a Moto Q9h.) But we're dying for something shiny and new. OLED. Capacitive touchscreens. Multitouch. Marketplace. Something. Anything. Please. Soon.

/rant

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7 Comments
  • Leave it to T-Mobile to criple the functionality that the OEM offers out of the box. LOL I can't wait to see how they totally criple the TP2!
  • I'm so glad I bought a Samsung i637 instead of waiting for this.
  • I'm not into touchscreen phones - the only ones I've had are those that make using the touchscreen optional (Treo 750, iPAQ 910c, Epix), so hearing that non-touchscreen phones haven't gone the way of the dodo yet is good news to me. That said, I agree with Keith - I'm glad I got the Samsung Jack. If the Jack didn't exist, I'd buy an S743 instead of a Dash 3G. Not only T-Mobile crippled the main new feature the unbranded version of this phone introduced, but it doesn't even seem to have UMA to compensate.
  • Somebody get that guy some sunshine - STAT!
  • Can't believe it! I live in Europe and over here you can get the phones without the carrier crap on it, which is good. I was reading some reviews on the HTC Snap (cause I think it's a nice alternative to the blackberry's *love the WinMo capabilities*) and people keep giving it low scores. But now I realize that it's because over there you guys get the phones butchered by Sprint, Verizon and T-mobile. It isn't the most powerful phone out and if carriers strip it from what makes it good enough.... oh my....
  • Does the unbranded HTC Version of this phone have the appropriate 3G bands to work with the 3G network TMo is rolling out? If so is there really reason to buy the branded version?
  • The European version does not. One can only hope that an unlocked US version will be released soon. The only reason I can think of buying a branded version is if you need the savings of the contractual discount.