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HTC Dream pre-sale for T-Mobile on beginning September 17th?

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:02PM EST

We’ve been hearing a lot about Android recently, from delayed release dates to a video claiming to depict the fabled HTC Dream in action. What we haven’t heard, however, is anything specific about the public availability of the first Android devices to hit the streets. HTC and T-Mobile have been promising an Android-based device by the end of this year, but haven’t gone any further into the specifics. TmoNews is now claiming that the HTC Dream will, in fact, be the first Android device to reach our hands. The site is reporting that T-Mobile will begin offering the Dream via a special promotional pre-sale event beginning September 17th, which is just over a month from now. The device will reportedly cost $150 for current T-Mobile subscribers, though it could sell for as much as $399 when it goes on sale to the general public some time later. The phone itself will be code-named G1, and should resemble the device we saw in the video a couple days back. Slide out QWERT keyboard, 3G data, 5″ x 3″ touchscreen and 3.0 megapixel camera will all come standard, making it T-Mobile’s flagship device. It will require a data plan, which will reportedly run a bit north of the current $20 Total Internet add-on. Thankfully, it will also be offered in an array of colors, including white, black, and brown. Excited yet? We’ll have to wait until we get our hands on one, as the device in the video leak is a bit underwhelming, but if these specs and release date hold, T-Mobile and HTC might have a real contender on their hands. Oh yeah, you’ll also need a Gmail account to purchase one…


Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.