HTC's first phone with Google's Android software will be named Dream, according to Yahoo News. The phone will feature a large touchscreen and a full QWERTY keypad.
HTC may become the first handset maker in the world to put out a mobile phone developed around Android , but it faces stiff competition from Samsung, a separate source said. Samsung has stepped up its effort to put out a Google phone, the person said.
HTC's Google handset is just over 5-inches long and 3-inches wide, with a keypad underneath the screen that either slides out or swivels out. The aim of the keypad is for easy e-mail, note-taking, and writing Web addresses. Internet navigational controls are situated below the screen on the handset.
The handset will likely hit the market near the end of this year, the person said.