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Live video of HTC’s “Dream” Android phone?

Published Aug 10th, 2008 8:58AM EDT

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Yeah, it’s not the highest quality video we’ve ever seen, but if you can look past the blurriness and Darth Vader breathing noises you might be pleasantly surprised. Thanks to an eagle-eyed tipster, we’ve some video footage of what might be the HTC Dream. The world’s first Android handset is in fine form here, sporting a slide out QWERTY keyboard in addition to some touchscreen goodness. The Android interface appears to be tweaked a bit from the last time we saw it, with an auto-rotating display and what appears to be a relatively responsive touchscreen. The phone looks good with the keyboard hidden, but when the panel slides out it reveals a Sidekick-esque design that might inspire more than its share of hatred. Then again, this could be some sick jerk playing games with an eager public. What do you think? Is this legit or a sorry excuse for a joke?

Thanks, Nina!

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Josh Karp followed his love of technology since a kid through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, and part of the first editorial team, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eighteen years of experience covering the wireless industry.