People “familiar with the matter” are again chiming in with their insider accounts of the latest happenings with Google’s Android operating system. We’ve already heard the rumor of a possible September 23rd announcement from Google and T-Mobile, and now we have sort of a confirmation for that rumor.
It is said that the first Google Android-based phone, believed to be the HTC-made Dream, is not suffering from manufacturing delays and in fact is scheduled for a late October release. It will launch initially under T-Mobile USA.
Analysts have predicted that the first Android-based smartphone will sell up to at least 300,000 to 500,000 units, but its manufacturer, HTC, was confident enough to forecast double that figure. It shows how confident they are about their product.
The phone itself is also expected to be somewhat a large device, and as seen in earlier leaked HTC Dream photos, has a large touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
We’re only one week away from September 23rd, so expect more news to come out about this as the date draws near.
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