Question: “I live in Canada, and will attempt to buy an unlocked Dash. If I end up getting an HTC Excalibur version (ie. not the T-MOBILE version), do you expect that the nice touches that you mentioned (like numbered menus) will be in non-T-Mobile version as well?”
Answer: For those who may not be familiar with the HTC S620 Excalibur, it is an identical smartphone to the T-Mobile Dash. HTC is the original manufacturer of the T-Mobile Dash, and HTC is releasing the Excalibur allowing users to get their voice and data plans from a variety of carriers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and other regions.
I expect the HTC S620 Excalibur to have an identical Windows Mobile implementation to that of the T-Mobile Dash, and the Cingular 3125, including the numbered menus. What will be different from provider to provider is likely to be the “extra” services offered such as the T-Zones from T-Mobile and the MEdia Net from Cingular. For those readers who end up getting the HTC S620 Excalibur, your comments will be greatly appreciated.