Starting today, Mobilicity will be selling the HTC Panache, an Android 2.3 smartphone capable that can operate as a Wi-Fi hotspot or be tethered to a tablet computer when purchased with a Mobilicity data plan.

Built into the Panache is a Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.8-inch touch screen, GPS, 5 megapixel flash camera, and VGA front-facing video-chat camera.

Additional features include GPS Navigation with turn-by-turn directions, Adobe Flash Player, and the HTC Sense user interface which allows users to customize the home screen and create different user profiles for business and personal use.

Another nice feature is the ability to manage mobile phone content from a personal computer. In the event that the phone is lost or stolen, users can remotely lock the phone, forward calls and texts to another phone, and even delete all personal data. The ability to access archived mobile content, including contacts, text messages and call history, is also possible.

The HTC Panache is now available from Mobilicity for $500.

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