HTC Is All Set To Roll-Out Android Based Handsets This Year

HTC’s CFO finally declared the launch of the Android based handset HTC “Dream” in the final quarter this year.

Hui-ming Cheng, HTC’s Chief Financial Officer, announced the company’s much awaited android based handsets are all set cruise into the markets, somewhere in the later part of this year.

Android is the Google’s open source mobile software, which is said to be “light and fast” by its developers, was announced back in November 2007, and is yet to be crammed in a hardware device.

HTC will deliver its Android mobile handset, named- HTC “Dream”- to its “original design manufacturer (ODM)” customers in the fourth quarter of this year.

Several network operators have started showing their interests in the new technology; however, none of the companies have claimed to provide the device yet.

Android technology is developed by Google and the companies from Open Handset Alliance, which includes - Samsung, LG, T-Mobile, and other prominent handset manufacturers and service providers- in order to challenge the dominance of Symbian Foundation in mobile interface segment.

As of now, HTC is manufacturing handsets for T-mobile, under its own brand name.