“Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA will be the first carrier to offer a mobile phone based on Google Inc’s Android software, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the company’s plans,” Reuters reports.
“The phone is expected to go on sale in the U.S. before Christmas and perhaps as early as October, the paper said,” Reuters reports.
Full article here.
Dan Frommer reports for Silicon Alley Insider, “Someone who’s actually seen the gadget… tells us that both the hardware (from handset-maker HTC) and Google’s Android software suffer from a similar problem: They’re technically powerful but not as elegant as Apple’s iPhone and OS X.”
Frommer reports, “Specifically, the phone — apparently a hot item to show off in Google’s cafeterias these days — is big and bulky, and not as sleek as the iPhone. And Android, while extremely powerful, has a less-elegant, less-user-friendly interface than the iPhone.”
Full article, with photo of the device, here.
TmoNews.com offers a video of the device in action via YouTube:
Direct link via YouTube here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers too numerous to mention for the heads up.]