[align=justify]one knows that ARM, the world-leading microprocessor manufacturer for mobile devices, plans to demonstrate prototype phones based on their ARM processors running Google’s Android next week in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress.
As always the devices will be demonstrated only, with a announcement that the official release date will be in 2[sup]nd[/sup] half 2008. But who will be first?
Dell nullified the rumors on a possible Android device from their side. Same with Google itself, "building an actual device is not our business".
Manufactures remaining are ARM, of course, HTC, who said from the beginning to be the first to offer an Android phone to the masses (and not finishing the Windows Mobile product lines). Peter Chou (CEO, HTC Corp.): [/align]
[align=center]"Our participation in the Open Handset Alliance and integration of the Android platform in the second half of 2008 enables us to expand our device portfolio into a new category of connected mobile phones that will change the complexion of the mobile industry and re-create user expectations of the mobile phone experience."[/align]
[align=justify]Latest news say that T-Mobile is also in the game of creating a device on their own, René Obermann (CEO, Deutsche Telekom) said earlier:[/align]
[align=center]"We see the Android platform as an exciting opportunity to launch robust wireless Internet and Web 2.0 services for T-Mobile customers in the US and Europe in 2008."[/align]
[align=justify]As reported earlier one can expect that the manufactures are probably keep some working device in their internals for secret.
But concluding one has to say, that even the companies themselves cannot say, when exactly their devices will be ready for the market, because by now Android itself is still to be finished.[/align]
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