FCC Gives HTC Cavalier Green Light

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Fans of the popular HTC Excalibur (T-Mobile Dash) should be excited to hear that the smartphone's anticipated successor, the HTC Cavalier, has been approved by the FCC. We already saw the thing get unboxed months ago, but for those of you with short memories, the Cavalier has 3G connectivity—a make-or-break feature for most people looking at smartphones these days—Windows Mobile 6, a 400MHz processor, and a 2-megapixel camera.

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Now all the Cavalier needs is a US carrier and we'll finally be able to get our eager hands on it. With the presence of GSM support, we wouldn't be surprised to see T-Mobile pick it up. Given AT&T's lackluster handling of the iPhone release, we're hoping their hands are too tightly tied to grab hold of the Cavalier. [FCC]

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@Shabbis: Comparison of Mhz, especially in the embedded space, is not an apples to apples comparison (excuse the pun), especially if the are different instruction set architectures. Larger Mhz doesn't necessarily equate to better perf, and in the mobile space performance per watt is most important, even moreso than the laptop space.

Additionally, the reason the iPhone is 620mhz is because Apple ported a desktop OS to the embedded space and couldn't get reasonable perf on any proc that was slower and more power conscious (whether Apple was right to do that is another debate; there are trade offs either way but really I think it ultimately came down to them not wanting two seperate operating systems to maintain and develop for). WM was designed with the embedded market in mind and is thus actually optimized for low power, low speed processors. For example, it runs pretty snappy on the 200Mhz Omap processor in the excalibur, something OS X could never, ever do. So hey, way to troll like a moron.