Sure, we've heard about our share of iPhone killers including the Blackberry Thunder, Bold/9000, Samsung Instinct, Verizon Voyager, the list goes on. There are so many of them that I created a special category for them here at The Apple Core. If anything has a chance at catching the iPhone it's the Google mobile phone platform, Android.
Engadget reports that the long-awaited "Googlephone" may be ready to make its official debut as the HTC Dream handset, which just received FCC approval. According to the FCC filing the handset is listed as type, “Dream" with a model of “DREA100.” The following picture is from the FCC filing:T-Mobile, HTC and Google are believed to announce the Dream in September with an October launch.
Do you think that every time someone proclaims some new phone to be an "iPhone killer" Apple engineers tape it up in their lockers, Michael Phelps-style, for motivation? I do.