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T-Mobile May Begin Selling Google Android Phone Within Weeks

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| Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile USA unit will start selling a mobile phone that
| uses Google's Android software within weeks, said two people with firsthand
| knowledge of the plan.
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| [...]
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| Android, based on the Linux operating system, is free code that allows
| programmers to develop applications for mobile devices.
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http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_10439558?source=rss


Recent:

Android Challenge winners push location awareness

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| Google and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) have announced the final winners
| for part one of the Android Developer Challenge. The OHA granted ten $275,000
| awards and ten $100,000 awards for the best applications created for the
| Linux- and Java-based Android mobile phone platform.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5...78.html?kc=rss


Google announces Android Market and Android Challenge winners

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| Later the same day, Chu announced the winners in the Android Developers
| Challenge. Out of 50 teams of finalists, ten were chosen to receive $275,000
| awards and another ten, $100,000 awards.
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http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/115236


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| A couple of years ago you reiterated that IBM was Microsoft's biggest
| competitor and you said not just on the business side, but overall. If I ask
| you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?
|
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.
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http://www.news.com/Feeling-the-heat...tag=ne.fd.mnbc


T-Mobile to Offer First Phone With Google Software

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/15/te...ss&oref=slogin


NYT: Google's Android coming soon on HTC handset

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| The New York Times echoed a report earlier in the week from TmoNews in
| suggesting that the first phone to run the Android software will be announced
| by handset maker HTC on T-Mobile's network next month and could begin
| shipping in October. It's long been expected that T-Mobile and HTC would be
| among the first Android partners to actually ship a product, but the timing
| had been unclear.
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-100...=2547-1_3-0-20
http://tinyurl.com/5w8bjb


Google Android just four weeks away?

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| Back in June, some unnamed sources told The Wall Street Journal that Google's
| currently closed open mobile platform could be delayed until 2009. But this
| week, another unnamed source told TmoNews - a T-Mobile obsessed blog - that
| the American wireless carrier will offer up the first Android phone for
| pre-sale on 17 September.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08..._launch_rumor/


Related:

Google Exec: Android To Beat iPhone

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| Rich Miner even went after Apple's handheld darling. *"Once you have devices
| out there from Motorola, HTC, Samsung, and so on, there's a much larger
| potential market on Android than for the iPhone," he said. *"[T]here's a
| single manufacturer, it's targeted at a particular demographic, and it falls
| far short of the 1 billion mobile phones sold every year worldwide." * *
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http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/20...to-beat-iphone


iPhone vs. Android : An Open Source Devs Perspective

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| According to Andrea Gazzaniga, software development manager at mobile open
| source vendor Funambol the answer is not entirely clear. In a rambling
| overflow presentation at AjaxWorld's iPhone Sumitt, Gazzaniga attempted to
| outline the differences and similiaraties between iPhone and Android. *
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http://blog.internetnews.com/skerner...open-sour.html


Is Google Android the Next Windows?

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| On the flip side, Good Android (here’s a video demo) is a cross-platform
| software environment that multiple hardware vendors and service providers are
| expected to embrace. Although Android isn’t fully baked, Google is
| aggressively promoting the operating environment to third party developers.
| The idea is to get developers on board early, so that tons of Android
| applications are ready when Android-compatible devices finally debut. * *
|
| [...]
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| Eventually, The VAR Guy suspects, Android devices will easily leapfrog
| iPhone’s market share. But that’s not a terrible thing for Apple. Although
| Apple nearly died on the desktop, Apple’s more recent innovations prove that
| you can thrive even when you hold less than 10 percent of a technology
| market. * *
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http://www.thevarguy.com/2008/03/20/...-next-windows/


HTC tight-lipped about Google phone

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| MOBILE PHONE MAKER High Tech Computer (HTC) is developing a handset which
| will run Android software developed by Google and a consortium of other tech
| companies. *
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...ranoid-andriod


A third of all phones "smart" in five years

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| ABI Research vice president Stuart Carlaw said, "The market is currently
| dominated by Nokia (52 percent) and Symbian (65 percent). However, the
| coalescence of the framework wars in the Linux environment and the growing
| stature of Windows Mobile will enable new competitors to put pressure on this
| established axis." * *
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8051784786.html


Research and Markets: Symbian and Linux Enjoy the Highest Penetration in the
Japanese Smartphone Market

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| Symbian and Linux enjoy the highest penetration in the Japanese smartphone
| market and appear to be the beneficiaries in any expansion of smartphone use
| there. *
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http://www.businesswire.com/portal/s...31&newsLang=en
http://tinyurl.com/34ns9q
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