Thursday, February 5, 2009

Android soon invade Singapore & Australia in the form of HTC Dream

Rejoice, you Android fans in Asia! Particularly, those of you who live in Singapore and Australia. Because your dream for a Google phone will soon come true.

Singapore Telecomunications (SingTel), the largest mobile wireless carrier in Singapore and also the company who own Optus in Australia; will offer HTC Dream smartphone in both countries.

There's no need of introduction anymore for the Dream phone, it's already widely known as T-Mobile's G1 handset, which is an Android-powered smartphone.

Optus will start offering the Dream on February 16 with plans that start at A$59 per month plus the cost of the handset itself, but for Singapore there haven't any information yet on the availability and pricing.

“We’re thrilled to see the mobile ecosystem in the Asia Pacific region embracing the Android platform. The openness that has shaped the Internet and driven innovation is now coming to mobile devices,” said Daniel Alegre, Vice President, Sales and Operations - Asia Pacific, at Google.

Oh, Palm. Where art thou? The competition is heighten, where Android has taken advanced steps necessary to grab the untapped potential market in Asia, Palm better catch-up soon or else...

Sources are from Optus Australia, via PC World & T3.

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