T-Mobile USA: Android Coming in Q4

Posted by: Olga Kharif on May 05, 2008

Lately, I’ve been hearing that excitement over Google’s Android may have fizzled. Well, not at T-Mobile USA.

Neville Ray, senior vice president of engineering at T-Mobile USA, told us today that the company plans to put out “a new device” running Android in the fourth quarter of this year.

What I want to know is, when is Sprint Nextel coming out with an Android-enabled phone? And what about other Android supporters, NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, China Mobile, Telefonica and Telecom Italia? We’ve not heard any updates on these carriers’ plans for a while. If Android-enabled devices are to make a splash in the fourth quarter, all these carriers have better start making some noise soon — or Android doubters will continue to have a field day.

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Reader Comments

LOURDES

May 5, 2008 07:30 PM

Very very good!

Anonymous

May 5, 2008 10:57 PM

I can confirm that the first is coming in October and will have a touchscreen and physical keyboard.

Anonymous

May 6, 2008 10:21 PM

I can also confirm that it will come with its own wookie armor.

Bill Rupert

May 7, 2008 03:23 PM

IRS Said it wil be a big hit and people will love it!

Top Down

May 8, 2008 10:15 AM

Heard that this device will blow your top off

Hai

June 11, 2008 06:08 AM

I think the Android is in some trouble with Apple's new iPhone being as good as it is with GPS and 3G, and a suite of third party applications. I think Android would have to do the following to be successful: http://www.openxfer.com/wordpress/2008/06/10/what-the-android-needs-to-do-to-compete-with-the-iphone/?0

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