The digital world is waiting with abated breathe for the launch of T-Mobile’s first android powered handset – the HTC Dream G1. After a lot of confusion among bloggers regarding the date of its launch, October 13 seems to be the official launch date with T-Mobile taking pre-orders from an exclusive online site from October 17. The images of the HTC Dream floating around the internet show among other things, its unique design with slight tilt of the bottom part where the trackball is located. The buttons on its QWERTY keyboard are neatly spaced enabling easy typing and no jamming of the buttons. Being the first phone to be equipped with Google’s Android operating system, Dream will have a menu button to launch Google services like Gmail. To take advantage of the Google apps, users need to have a Gmail account.
Other features of HTC Dream G1 are touchscreen, 3G, Wi-Fi, full HTML browser, easy access to Google services, maps with Street View, You Tube, IM and text, e-mail, 3MP camera, video playback, music player, memory card slot and an application store. The price of G1 will probably be $199.