HTC 'Blackberry beater', Excalibur, surfaces on web

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Ladies and gentlemen, will you welcome please HTC's up-coming BlackBerry-like Windows Mobile-based smart phone, 'Excalibur', rumoured to be in the works for a while now, but this week finally appearing in the flesh in a piccy posted on the web.

htc excalibur - image courtesy smartphone thoughts

According to details sent to website Smartphone Thoughts, Excalibur's a quad-band device with Wi-Fi. No great surprise there - it's just what you'd expect from a modern HTC handset. What is interesting is the strip you can just see to the right of the screen. Apparently, it's touch-sensitive and works in place of the jog-wheel sported by Blackberries and Sony Ericsson's upcoming M600 smart phone.

There's no word yet on when Excalibur will ship. ®

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