Google Phone in SA

MTN recently released the HTC Dream smartphone in South Africa.  The HTC Dream, better known as the G1 in Europe and the United States, runs the Google designed Android operating system and is widely seen as Google’s competitor to the Apple iPhone.

The HTC Dream, sporting an 8.1 cm TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with a 480×320 resolution, promises a seamless Internet experience with pre-installed software supporting Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Maps, Google Talk and YouTube videos.

The HTC Dream was launched in the US and UK in October 2008 and T-Mobile recently announced that it has sold over 1 million units since its launch.  Apple, in comparison, has sold over 3 million iPhone 3G units in its first month after its launch, and has sold 17.4 million iPhones to date.

MTN is offering the HTC Dream to potential subscribers on an MTN Anytime package for R 529 per month which includes R 350 worth of airtime and 100 MB worth of data.

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Google Phone in SA