Specs summary


The HTC Dash 3G's screen is 2.4 inches with 320 x 240 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM7225 528 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard operating system (OS).

2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

256 MB

Internal memory is 256 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 16 days standby time, 510 minutes (2G).

Overall, it's a really nice upgrade for current Dash owners and any T-Mobile customers looking for a fast messaging smartphone.

- Bonnie Cha , CNET 

Reviews summary

Based on 2 reviews

The HTC Dash 3G is a fine update to the original Dash, adding 3G speeds, GPS, a 2 megapixel camera and smooth trackball navigation control.

The Dash is a straight-forward GSM, candy bar style, full QWERTY phone which, while similar to the Q and Blackjack in some ways, manages to add its own HTC splash.

For example, the trackball navigation streamlines the central navigation array, reducing it to a simple trackball, rather than a center button surrounded by other buttons and, well, you know how that goes.

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The point is, HTC cut to the chase and built a device that forces every key to be fully justified. The result is an arguably smoother, minimalist fascia, meant to get you where you want to go without having to stop and think of the path required. Also, the keys are large and sure-footed enough for fast texters, and the black keys with red highlights are classy, different and visually helpful.

Running on Windows Mobile 6.1, combined with a hearty 528MHz Qualcomm processor, you won’t be disappointed by any lack of speed or productivity. In fact, matching the appropriate processor with an OS that properly compliments the device is nearly an art form which some companies miss, and which reveals itself in almost everything you do with this phone.

Finish off with a respectable and attractive 2.4 inch, 320 x 240 pixel resolution display and you have a compact, competent phone that will get the job done without making you squint.

The updated HTC Dash 3G is rated at 5 hours of talk time and up to 480 hours of standby time. Please keep in mind that personal use greatly affects these ratings.

Many people like the candy bar form factor, and if that describes you, take a good look at this thoughtful offering from HTC.

It gets the job done and more.

Reviews (7.3/10 Avg. rating)


Has quite a few enhancements including 3G connectivity, a 2-megapixel camera, and an e-mail tool

from PhoneDog
The HTC Dash 3G is a worthy upgrade to the Dash, even though they both use the same Windows Mobile 6.1 OS. The new model has quite a few enhancements including 3G connectivity, an easy-to-use home screen, a trackball, a 2-megapixel camera, and an e-mail set up tool that’s so easy to use anyone can get their e-mail on this smartphone within minutes. The only thing we missed was the inclusion of UMA (for making calls via WiFi when out of service range), since the Dash 3G also has WiFi. Overall, as the second T-Mobile phone to support 3G, the Dash 3G doesn’t disappoint... Full review

A worthy upgrade to its predecessor

from CNET
The T-Mobile Dash 3G brings some nice upgrades, including 3G support, GPS, and a 2-megapixel camera. The smartphone features a slick design with a nice, full QWERTY keyboard. Other highlights include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and plenty of messaging options. Long overdue, the T-Mobile Dash 3G is a worthy upgrade to its predecesso... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date June 18, 2009
Regions available USA, Canada
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
2100 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7225 528 MHz
Internal Flash Memory
256 MB
RAM 192 MB
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.47 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
510 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 16 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.7 x 6.1 x 1.2 cm
(4.6 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 120 grams
(4.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry XT9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Unknown
Javascript No
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption WEP
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Brightness control, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WMA, WAV, QCP
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, HTML, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps Yes
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): HTC S522, Maple

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