The Dash, made by High Tech Computer and known as the Excalibur communicator overseas, is a compact Windows Mobile-based QWERTY keyboard smart phone. It's now available on T-Mobile's network. Unlike Research In Motion's BlackBerry phones, Motorola's Q or Samsung's upcoming SGH-i608, the Dash comes equipped with Wi-Fi. This feature will allow Dash users to connect to any of T-Mobile's 7,836 hot spots around the country.
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