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David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, February 9, 2008
12 years ago3,044 views

Nothing special, but probably interesting: reuters.com/article/internetNe ...

Its about the wireless fair next week.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It appears that we will not see an Android device from HTC during the Mobile World Congress of Barcelona:

"A spokesperson for mobile phone manufacturer HTC said HTC will not show an Android device at the show, but said the company is still on track to ship a device with the Android platform in the second half of 2008."

eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wirel ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Some more reports here:
gizmodo.com/354836/an-army-of- ...

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[Moved from "GPhone Update" – Tony]


d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/2 ...


The first official prototype of a phone running Google’s Android platform has debuted at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today.

techcrunch.com/2008/02/11/gpho ...
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080211/ ...

Motti [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

That photo looks identical to a Sony Ericsson P990 so I call /fake/.

(Btw, in other news Sony Ericsson are going to start making Windows Mobile phones, which is pretty major news for those interested in the mobile space)

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Motti: android is not limited to new models, an OS can run on virtiually any hardware if they make it compatble, so what these people did is only make some kind of drivers... there is no reason to call it a fake.

Motti [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I doubt very much that they've flashed a P990 and installed Android. It's a flip phone that operates in different modes whether the phone is open and closed so it'd be a strange choice to experiment on (unless they ignored one of the modes). It also appears to have just less than the minimum Android recommended RAM (60 vs 64MB).

It's also harder to figure out the exact hardware for a closed spec model like this. The first Andoid phone is more likely to be a generic HTC model (or similar) with known specs.

I still say it's a fake, I'd be happy if I'm wrong as I actually own a P990 and would love to flash it with Android!

Motti [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Live from the Mobile Phone Congress, photos of real hardware running Android are now out.

Engadget has 46 photos of the two Android prototypes, engadget.com/photos/google-att ... the white phone is by Texas Instruments and the huge circuit board "model" is by Qualcomm (who seem to be desperate enough to show their hardware something running Android that they put this on display).

Gizmondo have a video of the TI model (which they say is ARM's own protoype) gizmodo.com/354849/android-han ... and there's another at

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The other manufacturers who are part of the Open Handset Alliance, such as Samsung, Marvell, NEC and ST Microelectronics don't seem to have anything to show yet and it's unclear if ARM have a separate prototype.

Heebie Sudoku [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

[moved from "First Google-powered phone." -Philipp]

bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/200 ...

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