The HTC Cavalier Successor to the Excalibur/Dash

“The T-Mobile Dash/HTC Excalibur is near perfect, but there’s always room for improvements. I absolutely love this phone for its thinness, ergonomic design and layout of the QWERTY keyboard. The Cavalier will sport the same 320×240 screen, JOGGR for volume control on the T-Mobile version and scroll pad on the Excalibur.The Cavalier will retain the 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi as well as GSM/GPRS/EDGE.� It’s getting a slightly larger battery of 1,050mAh (a jump from 960mAh), 400MHz Samsung processor (an increase from 200MHz OMAP), a 2-megapixel camera and 3G UMTS/HSDPA capabilities. Now that’s one hell of smartphone for ya! I’m betting dollar for dollar that the Cavalier will give the iPhone a run for its money.HTC is planning on launching the Cavalier sometime in January/February of 2007 (most likely announced at CES in Las Vegas).” via

Ericsson to expand ties with Sony to mobile TV

“Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson and Japan’s electronics giant Sony will expand their cooperation beyond cell phones to mobile and broadband TV, an Ericsson official said on Thursday.Per Nordlof, Ericsson’s director of product strategy and portfolio management, said the companies will together develop software to link their products through wireless networks.”There is a strong confidence between Ericsson and Sony after the success of the handset business and we will work to develop software that connects the gadgets in the homes with the outer world,” he told journalists at a news conference.”We see a mass market for mobile TV within two years,” said Nordlof, who defined a mass market as 30 percent of users regularly watching television on their cell phones.Ericsson believes telecom operators will also have to offer television through their broadband networks.”Broadband TV will be an important factor. Most telecom operators realize they will have to offer TV in order not to lose customers,” Nordlof said.Sony and Ericsson formed a mobile telephone joint venture in October 2001 which has since become the world’s fourth-largest handset maker.” via