The past few weeks have been filled with rumors that T-mobile would be launching a new Dash. It turns out that the rumors were true and now T-mobile is selling a new black version of the Dash for $99 after rebates and a new contract. The bad news is that he only new features of the black Dash are the color and Windows Mobile 6.1. We’re not sure that’s enough for for people to upgrade from their old Dash, but at $99, it’s quite an appealing starter Windows Mobile handset.
Tmonews just posted today that the T-Mobile Shadow II will finally be making it’s appearance in T-Mobile stores on January 28, 2009. Lets just keep our fingers crossed and hope that THIS release date will stick. Some of the Shadow II’s features include Windows Mobile 6.1, a 2.6" screen, WiFi with T-Mobile’s @home service, slide out keyboard and spin wheel. Unfortunately it does not look like the T-Mobile Shadow II will not be taking advantage of T-Mobile’s new 3G network.
Head on over toTmonews for more info.
It’s not every day that you can get a (good) cell phone for FREE. But since it’s getting realy close to the holidays, HTC has kicked off a little promotion in these hard times. If you’re in the market for a new phone or are looking to surprise someone with a great gift, make sure you check this out.
Here are the details on the phone and cash giveaway:
One lucky grand prize winner will walk away with a $25,000 cash prize and two HTC FUZE™ devices.*
We’ve known about the HTC Shadow II for more than six months now. Speculation initually slated the phone to be released in mid October, but it never materialized. Now the FCC is showing off the Shadow II with quite a few pictures and some new information. The Shadow II will feature Windows mobile 6.1, quad-band GSM, a slide out keyboard is on board as well as 2 megapixel camera, and a 2.6" color touchscreen display. Since it’s original launch date has come and gone, it’s hard to say when the Shadow II will be hitting T-Mobile stores here in the U.S.
A few more shots after the jump…
We have heard rumors for the mythical white HTC Touch Diamond, but until now all we have seen are computer generated renderings. It seems HTC has finally chosen to reveal the white version of the Diamond at a trade show in China. Speculation has concluded that the white Diamond has the same specifications as the original black version. As you can see the picture, the front of the device is still finished off with a black glossy surface but is wrapped in white on all other sides. Is it just me or does this color scheme make the Diamond look just a little taller?
I guess Alltel didn’t want to be left out. They now join the ranks with At&t and Sprint in offering the HTC Touch PRO on their network. Alltel’s version of the Touch PRO has a few more smooth edges and refembles Sprint’s CDMA version a little more than the original GSM model. It also offers EV-DO Rev A support for Alltel’s high-speed network, full 4 row QWERTY keyboard, Windows Mobile 6.1, HTC’s TouchFLO 3D user interface, and a 3.2MP camera. The Alltel Touch PRO went on sale yesterday for $279.99 after a 2-year contract and mail-in rebate.
Last week we got the first official confirmation from Steve Ballmer that Microsoft is working on Windows Mobile 6.5 after Motorola had hinted that they would be releasing devices running WM 6.5 early next year. Above are two images which are thought to be the new GUI for the new Microsoft OS. The interface does resemble that of Microsoft’s Zune a little, but we still don’t have any news that can confirm that they will be including their Zune media software on Windows Mobile 6.5