If all goes according to plan, T-Mobile USA will be the first carrier to offer a mobile phone based on Google’s Android software. The phone could hit the operator’s store shelves as early as October but definitely before Christmas, according to the New York Times.
The high-end phone, which will be made by smartphone maker HTC, is expected to challenge Apple’s iPhone as well as other high-end smartphones.
In a YouTube video, the device, identified as the HTC Dream, appears to offer the same large touchscreen as the iPhone. However, the video also shows the screen slides out to reveal a 5-row keyboard.
Last November, Google introduced its Android software system for designing mobile phone devices.