T-Mobile first with Android, Qualcomm has 5+ phones in the works
EE Times posted an article yesterday about T-Mobile’s plans for open software platforms and, in particular, its plans for the Google Android platform. The company expects to be the first U.S. based carrier to offer an Android based smartphone, something it expects to do later this year, and plans to offer many such devices in the future.
In the same story, the EE Times quotes Qualcomm’s Sayeed Choudhury, who says that his company is currently working with clients on “more than five” Android smartphones. He then goes on to say that Android based phones will offer functionality that is similar to Apple’s iPhone, yet will be available for purchase at significantly lower prices.