T-Mobile USA to unveil Google phone next week


T-Mobile will unveil the first Google phone at a press conference in New York on September 23.

According to the New York Times, the HTC handset, rumoured to be called the Dream or G1, will be the first to feature the Android operating system and will be unveiled by the network shortly before it is expected to go on sale possibly in early October.

HTC refused to make any comment and T-Mobile would only confirm that they “have plans to release an Android phone”.

Expected to be a direct competitor to the iPhone, the handset is thought to be the first of many that use the Android operating system developed by the Open Handset Alliance.

With the entrance of Google into the mobile operating system market many expect a large battle for share between Apple, Microsoft, Android and Nokia-owned Symbian.