T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier to announce that it will offer Android-powered mobile handsets. By the end of the year, T-Mobile expects that it will offer at least one such device with more to come next year. The announcement was made by Joe Sims, vice president and general manager of T-Mobile USA’s Broadband and new Business Division, at the Wireless Innovations 2008 conference this week.
Sims provided no details as to which manufacturer would provide the device. While HTC has garnered much of the attention with the HTC Dream, other manufacturers such as Samsung and LG are also part of the Open Handset Alliance and are likely evaluating Android and could even have such a device in their development pipeline.
Sprint and Verizon Wireless who are both also part of the Open Handset Alliance have not announced any plans for Android-powered devices.