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    Android Device Rumor Thread

    This will be our location for discussion about any rumors related to upcoming devices based on the Open Handset Allliance's Android platform. Post anything you find here.
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    OK, I'll get this going... Forbes is reporting the following...

    The phone, code-named "Dream" looks somewhat like Apple's iPhone: It is thin, about 3 inches wide and 5 inches long, and features a touch-sensitive, rectangular screen. Unlike the iPhone, the screen is also time-sensitive: Hold down your finger longer, and the area you're controlling expands. The bottom end of the handset, near the navigational controls, is slightly beveled so it nestles in the palm. The screen also swivels to one side, revealing a full keyboard beneath. (The screen display changes from a vertical portrait mode to a horizontal display when someone uses the keyboard.)
    The Dream design makes the core functions--e-mail, text documents and YouTube--readily available by putting icons that open those applications along the top of the screen. In its guts, the phone runs a virtual machine so that applications, like the browser, can launch once during a session, then reside in the background. That way, if someone sends you, say, a YouTube video link, you can run it immediately, without restarting the browser. The browser also downloads large files in stages to cut the time it seems to take to bring them onto the phone.

    Google's Dream Phone - Forbes.com

    We believe that this is what HTC is working on... the "Dream"
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    This HTC prototype is believed to be the Dream.

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    Some rumored specs...
    • 32 bit Qualcomm MSM7200 Chipset, 384 MHZ CPU Clock
    • 256 MB ROM
    • 128 RAM
    • 800 x 480 px TFT 262 color touchscreen
    • GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS850, UMTS1900, UMTS2100 connectivity
    • CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA data support
    • Built-in QWERTY-type keyboard, 65 keys
    • SDIO, microSD, TransFlash expansion slots
    • USB 2.0 client, 60Mbit/s , USB Series Mini-B (mini-USB) connector
    • Bluetooth 2.0
    • 802.11b, 802.11g
    • NMEA 0183 , 20 channels built-in GPS
    • 3.1 Mpx camera with LED flash
    • 640×480 VGA secondary camera
    • Dimensions: 81 x 130 x 16 mm
    From... HTC Omni surfaces at Google as HTC "Dream"with Android OS - Unwired View

    They are suggesting that this device was initially intended to be a WM device, but has been used to prototype Android.
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