Android Dream Will Sell For $199

That's a familiar figure...

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…

via WSJ

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