HTC’s Android: HTC Dream (or G1)

HTC's Android: HTC Dream (or G1)

HTC Dream (or G1), the handset that runs on Google’s Android platform, is prepared by T-Mobile for a US release. A full list with its specs has showed up on the Web:

- arc-slider design;

- quad-band GSM connectivity (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900) as well as HSDPA;

- a 528Mhz Qualcomm 7201 CPU;

- 3.17 TFT touchscreen display with 480 x 320 pixels;

- a 3.1 Megapixel camera with dedicated key but no flash and probably no auto focus either;

- built-in compass and Google Streetview;

- 5-row full QWERTY keypad and trackball navigation;

- 64MB of RAM and 128MB of ROM;

- 1GB memory card;

- Bluetooth;

- Wi-Fi;

- full HTML browser and YouTube dedicated player;

- Instant Messaging (Gtalk, Yahoo, AIM and MSN);

- email (Gmail, AOL, POP, IMAP, SMTP);

- SMS, MMS;

- Music player (MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, AAC, MIDI, OGG, RA);

- Video player (H.264, MPEG4, 3GP, 3GPP);

- USB and Google Sync;

- 1150 mAh battery;

- 159 grams (5.6 ounces) and 117 x 55 x 16 millimeters (4.6 x 2.16 x 6.3 inches);

- an Android Marketplace that should provide access to an online portal, from where users can download games, applications and so on – much like the Apple’s App Store for iPhone and iPod.

HTC Dream (or G1) will probably be released in September.



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