HTC Dream Aussie launch: Photos

HTC Dream Aussie launch: Photos

Summary: The long-awaited launch of the HTC Dream in Australia took place this morning amongst sunny skies and geeky enthusiasm for apps, apps and more apps.

TOPICS: Android, Apps, Google

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  • I was able to use my favourite app, although it was impossible to hear the whirring noise amongst the excited gabble of people pointing out the phone's features.

    (Credit: Suzanne Tindal/

  • At some point we had to reluctantly relinquish our toys and listen to Michael Smith (left), the acting MD of Optus Consumer, Karim Temsamani (right), Australian general manager of Google, and Anthony Petts (centre), sales and marketing director of HTC. According to Smith they were "three excited men in a room with moppable floors and white walls" which left us wondering what he planned to do...

    (Credit: Suzanne Tindal/

  • After the speeches, with some curly questions thrown in about exclusivity and network performance, it was back to demonstrating what the phone could do, such as automatically scan QR codes.

    (Credit: Suzanne Tindal/

Topics: Android, Apps, Google

Suzanne Tindal

About Suzanne Tindal

Suzanne Tindal cut her teeth at as the site's telecommunications reporter, a role that saw her break some of the biggest stories associated with the National Broadband Network process. She then turned her attention to all matters in government and corporate ICT circles. Now she's taking on the whole gamut as news editor for the site.

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  • I want

    Awesome, I want one. I saw one at the recent ruxcon, it was very distracting during the talk.
    Looking at the other zdnet article on optus' plans and prices though, I think it would be better to buy a developer version outright direct from google for 399USD...
    As for the lightsaber app, I prefer the fullscreen one on Symbian, but to each there own.