HTC Android-Based Handsets by Fourth Quarter 2008

For gPhone watchers, this has been quite a long wait. The gPhone supposed to be released on August is now expected to be released in September or by mid of October.

The phone design played a large role in influencing various companies to join the Open Handset Alliance. Now with HTC planning on a commercial version for gPhone, a lot of rumors and expectations have surrounded it. It is been reported that T-Mobile would be selling it for a pre-sale price of $150. The handset would be available at this price only for T-Mobile existing customers. The October plan for T-Mobile customers would include an out-of-budget data plan and a costly price tag of $399.

Apart from the Google-HTC mobiles, HTC is also working on a non-Qualcomm 3G device which is also on a scheduled launch late 2008 or by early 2009. The device would be used on WiMax/TD-WCDMA Handsets but unlikely that the 3G device would be used by Google with its open-source banner.