According to a Wall Street Journal article, T-Mobile will be announcing the HTC Dream later this month. This has been anticipated since the FCC approval for the phone was leaked about a month ago. This will be the first production phone to run on the Android platform.

(Credit: iMobile via Engadget)

(Credit: iMobile via Engadget)

I think it will be great to have a next-gen smart phone option that is not a no-frills locked-down blackberry or an ATT-only DRM-ridden iPhone. I hope this is the first of many Android phones we see from the Open Handset Alliance. With their commitment to openness, easy development and to “offer consumers a richer, less expensive, and better mobile experience” I have high expectations! There is a ton of possibility and potential with a truly open mobile device.

Of course the ever-expanding Google empire does give me some pause when considering android.