HTC Dream Android phone launched officially in Asia

Looks like today HTC finally made it’s  G1 Android powered smartphone global with Asian release of HTC Dream.

HTC Dream has been officially announced in Singapore and Australia for now and will be launched on Singtel and Optus networks respectively.

There are no surprises here – HTC Dream seems to be the same G1 device that has ben launched on T-Mobile network in U.S. last year.

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Official HTC Dream specs include:

  • 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with HVGA (320 X 480 pixel) resolution.
  • Customisable Home screen with instant Email, text message and IM notifications.
  • Full 5-row QWERTY keyboard.
  • One-touch access to Google Search, mobile Internet services – Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps & Calendar.
  • 3G/2100MHz
  • Wi-Fi technology with seamless transition to open networks.
  • Android Market™ with access to a variety of applications and media downloads.
  • 3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus.
  • microSD™ (SD 2.0 compatible) expansion slot up to 8GB.
  • There’s no HTC Pricing pricing and availability info yet.

    Though Optus already has the plans for HTC Dream on it’s website. They range from $59 to $129 a month, with  additional monthly payments for HTC handset from $3 to $51 a month, depending on plan.

    Author: Stasys Bielinis

    While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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    • cesarcardoso

      Hi Staska,

      only a correction: The Dream/G1 is available in Europe, at least on T-Mobile UK and T-Mobile Germany; DTAG says it'll be launched soon on Czech Republic, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands

    • http://www.staska.net Staska

      Thank's for the heads up

    • http://www.thomascrampton.com thomascrampton

      Anyone know when will it be available in Hong Kong? (I'd buy it without a plan just to try it out)

    • letsmotor

      why yesterday specs for such a promising phone – 3.2mp camera??? micro card limit of 8gb??? with phones like N97 and samsung i8910 coming down the road i'm disappointed in htc!

    • letsmotor

      why yesterday specs for such a promising phone – 3.2mp camera??? micro card limit of 8gb??? with phones like N97 and samsung i8910 coming down the road i'm disappointed in htc!