updated 11:15 am EST, Fri November 24, 2006
HTC Cavalier Smartphone
The first information about HTC's upcoming Cavalier smartphone has been revealed, according to information and photos obtained by Italian site SoloPalmari. The Cavalier is widely expected to serve as a replacement for the just-released Dash and should offer a significant overall improvement over the earlier model: processor speed has been doubled, with the 200MHz OMAP core now replaced by a much faster 400MHz Samsung unit. Internet access speed has also been increased with the addition of support for the often faster HSDPA and UMTS wireless standards to complement the existing choices of GPRS and EDGE. Similarly, the camera has been upgraded from 1.3 to 2 megapixels, while battery capacity has increased slightly to 1050 mAh. Other elements, such as built-in WiFi and the distinctive touchstrip for scrolling, have carried over from the Dash. The phone will see its earliest release in spring of 2007, but is likely to arrive in North America through either Cingular or T-Mobile. Click through for a full-sized photo.