Android phone may launch with T-Mobile this fall

by admin August 15, 2008 at 6:34 pm

The first Android-enabled phone may be hitting the US market within the next couple of months, if recent buzz ends up being accurate. The device will be made by HTC and available through T-Mobile sometime before the holiday season, possibly as early as October. Assuming all goes smoothly, Google will live up to its promise of delivering Android during the second half of 2008.

The news of T-Mobile’s Android launch comes by way of “people briefed on the company’s plans” who spoke to the New York Times. The launch date of the device is up in the air due to uncertainties in the Federal Communication Commission’s timing—the Commission must first approve both the hardware and software for use on US cell networks before it can be sold to customers. Reportedly, executives at all three companies (Google, HTC, and T-Mobile) plan to announce the phone in September in order to benefit from impending holiday season sales. Our own sources within T-Mobile acknowledged that an Android phone is on the way, but declined to answer any questions regarding a launch date.

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