T-Mobile Google Dream phone, powered by the Google’s Android software, will be unveiled on Tuesday.
Fort Worth, TX (WiredPRNews.com)—Powered by its own Android software, the Google phone will make its debut appearance on Tuesday September 23, 2008. The phone, which will run on T-Mobile’s wireless network, goes on sale in October for $199.
According to the report, the new phone will be called the ‘Dream’ and will have QWERTY keypad that swivels out, similar to the iPhone. The Google phone will have rotary control, similar to that of the BlackBerry, that, according to the Xinhuanet.com article, will be called the ‘jog ball.’
Since the release of the incredibly popular iPhone, others are duplicating the Apple’s creation with similar versions. One version is the Samsung Instinct, which has a touch screen, GPS, music player, camera and more.
The iPhone has helped set off a massive shift in the wireless phone world, with some cell phones turning into a combination of handheld computer, GPS, music player, TV and more. Google’s Dream phone appears to be going this route and looks to compete with the Research in Motion’s Blackberry, according to a September 20, 2008 article by David George-Cosh that appeared in Canada.com’s Montreal Gazette page.
Google’s Dream phone will be the first major smart phone to use open-source technology, according to the Canada.com article, which could further revolutionize the smart phone industry. Critics say this could be a major advantage for the Dream phone, as the iPhone and the Blackberry do not have true open-source technology, according to the Canada.com article, like Google’s Dream phone.
The 3G-enabled Dream phone will come equipped with the open-source Android software so developers can design custom applications—such as e-mail, contacts and browsers—in Java, according to the website http://code.google.com/android/what-is-android.html.
The Android software comes equipped with middleware and features SQlite for storing data. The media support for common audio, video and still image formats will cover JPG, AMR, MP3, PNG, AAC and more.