It’s Android time, Canadians. Mark your calendars for June 2nd as Rogers Wireless has just announced the exclusive arrival of both the HTC Dream (aka G1) and HTC Magic (aka QWERTY-less G1) next month. Details are a bit scarce for the moment but Rogers’ release promises that clarification is forthcoming. For the time being, it’s safe to say that at least the HTC Dream will become available on June 2nd. The HTC Magic will arrive in June as well though it is unclear if the actual launch date will be June 2nd or some time later in the month. In any event, Canadians waiting to get their Android on most definitely have cause for celebration! Hit the jump for the brief press release and hit the read link to sign up for more info.
Sounds a little excessive to us, but that’s the estimate coming from Strategy Analysts. The firm is claiming that Google and T-Mobile will push roughly 400,000 units before the end of the quarter, which would account for roughly 4 percent of all smartphones sold during that period. Citing Google’s brand strength SA has high hopes for the debut of one of the most highly anticipated handset/OS combinations in recent history. While we’re as excited about Android as the next guy, it’s hard to imagine that many handsets moving out the door by years end, especially with an upcoming iPhone refresh to contend with. That said, time will be the judge and we wouldn’t be the least bit upset if Android picked up steam quickly.