Reports: Android invasion coming this summer

Reports: Android invasion coming this summer

Summary: The first Sony Ericsson Android Phone will be a high-end handset tentatively set for the summer of 2009, Android Phone Fans (who else?) has learned.

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AndroidThe first Sony Ericsson Android Phone will be a high-end handset tentatively set for the summer of 2009, Android Phone Fans (who else?) has learned.

Sony Ericsson's spokesman, Garfield Brusewitz, reportedly said that his company will focus on high-end phones first, and will introduce mass market models later. The first Android phone from SE will show up this summer.

Additionally, HTC -- manufacturers of the heralded/lamented T-Mobile G1, the first Android phone --  will also introduce more Android models this summer.

HTC exec Peter Frølund reportedly said that the company's got a "portfolio" of Android phones in the cannon, though this might just be the result of poor Phandroid translation.

The Phandroids translated stories from Swedish and Danish sources, which may or may not be accurate. (Any Scandinavian readers out there?)

If the reports are true, I, for one, can't wait -- as I wrote in a previous post, I liked Android considerably, but disliked HTC's G1/Dream hardware.

What phones do you wish ran Android?

Topics: Telcos, HTC, Mobility

Andrew Nusca

About Andrew Nusca

Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. During his tenure, he was the editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation.

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  • TouchHD with Android...

    If they had a model with a QWERTY that would be my choice. However that Kogan phone in Australia looks pretty nice and the form factor is similar to the BB Bold.

    Bring on the Android phones.
    storm14k
  • RE: Reports: Android invasion coming this summer

    Anyone know what make/model the unlocked Google Dev
    phone is?? I've looked around and can't find a
    picture it:

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=1200
    jw1nt3r@...
    • HTC/Dream

      I believe its just a G1 unlocked.
      storm14k
  • Android on a Palm will be nice

    They are sure to include ,touch screen, qwerty keyboard, GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi
    okennejc