T-Mobile's got MDA Mail

This has been selling like hot BlackBerry cakes in the States where it's been cheesily called the T-Mobile Dash. Over here in Europe the HTC-made blac

This has been selling like hot BlackBerry cakes in the States where it's been cheesily called the T-Mobile Dash. Over here in Europe the HTC-made black beauty's been christened the MDA Mail. Germany's already had a bite and now, finally, it's arrived here.Bridging the instant mail divide it touts both flavours of push email from Blackberry and Microsoft. It also boasts a fully QWERTY keyboard – no two-keys-crammed-onto-one nonsense here – while Pearl users missing their scroll wheels will welcome the copycat 'JOGGR' strip on the side.Web browsing and document viewing are no problem while entertainment is handled by Windows Mobile 5.0's standard media player and stereo Bluetooth compatibility.T-Mob's flogging it with its £7.50 all-you-can-download Web'n'Walk service, which is just as well because there's no Wi-Fi on board. We're scratching our collective heads over that omission, especially as it doesn't pack 3G either.A 1.3megapixel camera, MicroSD slot and, for what it's worth, States-friendly quad-band GPRS complete the line-up. You can queue at T-Mobile stores to get one from today.

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