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T-Mobile Confirms Android Phone Launch Date

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T-Mobile Confirms Android Phone Launch Date

So at last we can tell you when you'll be able to nab the first Google phone...

T-Mobile has finally come clean and admitted a glitzy launch will take place in New York on 23 September to mark the formal unveiling of the World's first Android handset. Less helpfully however it still refuses to name the HTC built/T-Mobile branded device but 'Dream' and 'G1' have been the hot favourites for some time now.

T-Mobile, Google and "other company executives" plus probably quite the range of soul sucking celebs will be out in force for the event with an eminently affordable asking price and large quantities of stock expected to be the main talking points. Word on an international release however would be nice too as the Yanks are clearly getting it first.

Of course as far as the handset itself goes the cat has already escaped the bag, torn numerous additional holes in it as part of a revenge attack and thrown the whole stinking thing into the river what with snap shots leaked on the 2nd and the whole September launch predicted since mid August.

Still, let's hope we finally see the birth of a second decent touchscreen UI - we're getting rather sick of having a choice of one...

Link:

via Engadget

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Greg17b

September 17, 2008, 5:30 pm

Not entirely relevant I know, but that is a classic example of the worst kind of 70s carpet in the background to those pictures!

xbrumster

September 17, 2008, 6:21 pm

guess they're trying too hard on the software in order to compete with apple but compromised on the phone itself... bit of loser overall... htc's dream would be a real contender i suppose..

gary gatter

September 17, 2008, 6:45 pm

Now if android could be loaded up on the HTC Touch HD then we would be talking....


Nice carpet by the way!

Hallainzil

September 17, 2008, 8:15 pm

I doubt this is going to be anywhere near as polished as even the original iPhone, but it's a start. I'm sure it will get a lot better very quickly.

Stelph

September 17, 2008, 8:22 pm

Ditto on the feeling that maybe they missed a trick on not putting android on one of their more aesthetically pleasing phones like the HTC Touch Pro, especially of they are in competiton with the iPhone.





However maybe thats part of the plan, bringing out a "cheaper" phone first so that more people will be able to snap it up before bringing out a higher specced/more expensive phone? Would be a cleaver marketing way to do it, especilay if it appears unlocked for, say, under &#163200 without a contract and free with a contract?

Hans Gruber

September 17, 2008, 8:32 pm

It would be more interesting to see Google's new Android OS in action. Can't say I like the look of that rather weird looking phone. It looks very 80s styled - Speak 'n' Spell/Big Trak - in its chunky white design. Just needs some nice orange and brown stripes down the side. The phone itself leaves a lot to be desired, agreed. Strange when HTC's latest Windows Mobile handsets looks so tasty from a design perspective.





Can't help thinking anybody buying into Android early will just be a beta tester until succesive releases and future (third party) development give the mobile phone OS the stability and functionality you'd expect for it to be an Iphone contender. It definitely needs to hit the right mark with its interface and in terms of making an early impact I can only see a touch-enabled screen offering that, provided it's responsive, quick and intuitively easy to use.

Jay4d0

September 17, 2008, 9:54 pm

what about the 2 handsets either side? possible more android? or just other handsets?

Oliver Levett

September 17, 2008, 9:59 pm

"Still, let's hope we finally see the birth of a second decent touchscreen UI - we're getting rather sick of having a choice of one... " If by decent, you mean "overated, over hyped, non-functional but pretty", then there is only one out there. If you mean "Functional, useful, more than just pictures" then WM is a far better option.

Jay4d0

September 17, 2008, 10:05 pm

oh and here is a video of the phone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Ironduke

September 18, 2008, 12:45 am

LOL @ oliver if we had a vote son you would lose big time, no one will take you serious on here anymore lad

Singularity

September 18, 2008, 2:31 am

@ Ironduke: well, I second Oliver and have posted it on here (but somehow I still can't see it among the comments). I think that with the tone you are taking it's rather you who's opinion is of questionable value.

Singularity

September 18, 2008, 2:33 am

@Oliver Levett


I think it is safe to establish that TR is not the place for mobile reviews; the iPhone is always the best, Gordon mentions it on pretty much ever occasion.

Ironduke

September 18, 2008, 11:23 am

Then go else where with your horrible wmobile stylus's





muhahaha

Gordon394

September 18, 2008, 3:41 pm

@Singularity - that's my opinion, until something else hopefully betters it. Can I really change that until that happens?!

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