News by Michael Oryl on Friday August 15, 2008.
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The New York Times is quoting, but not naming, sources that it claims have been "briefed on" T-Mobile's Android plans, and they have supposedly told it that T-Mobile is hoping to announce its HTC manufactured Android smartphone as early as September, with a potential availability date in October. The Times reports that Google, the primary force behind Android, and T-Mobile are hoping to take advantage of the pre-holiday season rush by getting the device out the door relatively early.
The story also claims to have been told by one of its sources that has seen the HTC device, known in the internet community as the HTC Dream, that the phone seen in the video below is, indeed, the new HTC product for T-Mobile. The Times goes on to say that T-Mobile, HTC, and Google are waiting on FCC certification before they will announce the phone officially.
None of the companies involved have been willing to comment on all of this speculation, of course, so until we get concrete news other than "it will be available before the end of the year," we're just going to have to take in all of this with a grain of salt. We've seen plenty of similar rumors from other top news sources such as the Wall Street Journal and MSNBC that have claimed Android devices would be delayed, even until 2009.