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Android Dream Will Sell For $199

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Android Dream Will Sell For $199

All the details are flowing out now...

After T-Mobile confirmed the 23 September launch for the much anticipated Google phone/Dream/G1/official-name-still-pending I said I expected the main talking points to be plentiful stock and a cheap price. Well, that's one-for-one so far.

The Wall Street Journal has today confirmed the handset will sell for a very familiar $199 maximum price when taken with a service contract (length and cost unspecified) and will offer a generous data plan to take advantage of what is hoped to be extremely slick email, web and application store integration.

To be fair, the handset isn't the sexiest design we've ever seen but Dream/G1/etc, etc manufacturer HTC certainly looks to have done an excellent job in bringing it in on a budget. On the other hand, whether it will soon look like a first generation device when compared to the rash of anticipated Android handsets in 2009 is unknown, but then again there's always been great Geek Kudos in being first.

So is this the last leak before Tuesday's big bash? I very much doubt it. Plentiful stock news, mark my words...

Link:

via WSJ

ChaosDefinesOrder

September 18, 2008, 5:30 pm

so... that'll be &#163199 when released here then...


/cynic





Still doesn't change the fact that it looks like a Fisher Price "My First Android" phone...

Simon

September 18, 2008, 6:16 pm

Agreed, it is fugly, and the hinges the screen is on look really weak.

Brian ONeill

September 18, 2008, 6:24 pm

does look a bit ugly but the keyboard is a great addition. My misses can just not get the hang of the iphone on screen keyboard, so if these are half decent it might make a good christmas present for her. Her spv 650 is a good phone but its getting a bit slow these days.

gary gatter

September 19, 2008, 2:39 am

I'd bet a dozen 3g iphones that that is not the final look of the new phone, the carpet is a big clue!

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