Is the HTC Dream Google Android device targeted to feature phone users?

Summary:Sascha Segan posted a new article today detailing some very interesting thoughts on the HTC manufactured Dream Android device that is being announced tomorrow by T-Mobile in New York. He discusses something that James, Kevin, and I talked about on MobileTechRoundup show #142 where the lines are blurred between smartphones and feature phones and Sascha stated that there will no longer be a label of "feature phones" in the future and phones will just be considered to have lower end and higher end operating systems. Once LG and Samsung come to market with their Android devices in 2009, then we will see if Android is the real deal.

Is the HTC Dream Google Android device targeted to feature phone users?
Sascha Segan posted a new article today detailing some very interesting thoughts on the HTC manufactured Dream Android device that is being announced tomorrow by T-Mobile in New York. He discusses something that James, Kevin, and I talked about on MobileTechRoundup show #142 where the lines are blurred between smartphones and feature phones and Sascha stated that there will no longer be a label of "feature phones" in the future and phones will just be considered to have lower end and higher end operating systems. Once LG and Samsung come to market with their Android devices in 2009, then we will see if Android is the real deal.

I doubt your average person on the street is going to go into the store and ask for a Google Android device, but they may be asking for a device that they can use to get email and text message with and I think with the Sidekick look to the Dream T-Mobile may be able to sell the device as a "better" Sidekick and it is priced in the lower end range for Sidekicks too. I am very interested in seeing how T-Mobile will promote the Dream and see if it reaches the masses. Mobile geeks like me will buy one to play with the new Android OS, but we aren't the market manufacturers and carriers need to reach in order to be successful in the mobile space.

Topics: Android, Google, HTC, Mobility, Telcos

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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