Finally a smartphone that has the best of both worlds: a touch screen and a slide out QWERTY keyboard. T-Mobile is the lucky carrier that has first dibs on bringing the Google Smart Phone to its network. This phone will run on Android software and will be made by HTC.
The phone’s release date depends on how soon the Federal Communications Commission certifies that the Google software and the HTC phone meet network standards. Executives at all three companies are hoping to announce the phone in September because they would benefit from holiday season sales. The people briefed on the discussions declined to be named because they were not authorized to discuss the project.
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I would love to get my hands on the HTC Dream and give it a test run. However, I am not too sure that I would commit to buying the first ever Google Android cell phone — the potential for bugs is far too great. However, this phone resembles the T-Mobile Sidekick, the Apple iPhone and the LG Voyager; combining what seems to be the best parts of all three phones.
So far only T-Mobile has a release date in the works for the Android Smartphone. Sprint has been working with Google but does not have an estimated date ready. Neither Alltel or Verizon have plans to carry a Android Smartphone at this time. I think that Verizon is trying too hard to get the iPhone on its network.
The Android Smartphone might be the new wave of smartphones and Google has a huge potential to make a lot of money with this.