The FCC bestowed approval for HTC to meet iPhone on its turf--the U.S.--with Android-based Dream smartphone. Mum's the word, however, as HTC wants the details to be quiet until November 10, to prevent competitors from getting a leg up on their plans--and a few preemptive press releases on the wire.
Not much is known yet, but speculation and a few leaks abound. The little 3" x 5" smartphone is said to feature Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0, large touchscreen, QWERTY keypad, and will support T-Mobile's 3G network.
The first smartphone based on Android, the phone is, according to IBB analyst Moe Tanabian, to be preinstalled with Google's ad software. You watch the ads, and receive discounts off of monthly fees or purchases.
Expectations are that the Qualcomm chip behind the Dream, will deliver performance that surpasses the iPhone. I wonder how they're sleeping at Apple.