The T-Mobile Dash 3G is the carrier's version of the HTC Snap, which was first introduced at CTIA 2009. The smartphone is a much needed upgrade to the T-Mobile Dash, which has been in circulation since October 2006, and brings such features as 3G support, GPS, and an updated design.
The Dash 3G will be available from T-Mobile starting on July 8 for $169.99 with a two-year contract. The price is slightly on the higher end when compared with some of its competitors. For example, Verizon Wireless will offer its own version of the device called the HTC Ozone, which will cost $49.99 with a two-year contract.
We much preferred T-Mobile's version of the smartphone to Sprint's. The Dash 3G boasts a slimmer design and features a soft-touch finish that gives the device a more high-quality feel, whereas the Sprint HTC Snap is slick and plasticky.
The T-Mobile Dash 3G features a 2.4-inch nontouch screen that display 65,000 colors at a 320x240-pixel resolution. While clear and bright, it's a little on the smaller side so if you're reading a long e-mail or viewing a Web page, there's a bit of scrolling involved.
The Dash 3G gets an upgraded 2-megapixel camera with various shooting modes, including video and panorama. You also get the usual tools, such as brightness levels, white balance settings, and flicker adjustment.