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T-Mobile to launch Google Android phone on Sept 23

Report: First Android phone to be unveiled in New York

The first mobile phone based on Google's Android platform will be launched in the US by T-Mobile on September 23, according to a New York Times report.

Citing a source at T-Mobile, the newspaper said the smartphone, which is being manufactured by HTC, will be unveiled at a press event in New York.

Android marks Google's entry into the mobile phone operating system market, with the search giant hoping to go head-to-head with the likes of Windows Mobile, Symbian and Palm. It will have a complete set of components, including a Linux-based operating system, middleware stack, customisable user interface and applications.

Google announced Android last year, and prototype devices based on the platform were on show at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year. However, earlier this summer it was reported that the first handsets running Android wouldn't be available until the end of the year.

HTC has already said it is developing a Google Android smartphone called the 'Dream', while Samsung is also understood to be preparing an Android handset.

See also:

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Analysis: Google's Android mobile strategy explained

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