Android-Based HTC Dream Available Unlocked

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Many who are interested in Google’s Android OS have been blocked from using it because it’s currently available only on the T-Mobile G1. Fortunately for these people, there’s now a way to buy a version of this device that’s not locked to T-Mobile.

Google Android Dev Phone 1Google is offering the Android Dev Phone 1, which is a SIM-unlocked version of the G1.

As its name suggests, this device is being released to allow developers to create Android applications, and will ship with an bootloader that will allow the user to flash unsigned custom Android builds.

As such, it might not be a good choice for the average user, but is perfect for hobbyists who enjoy trying out custom ROMs.

Pricing and Availability

It sells for $400, plus purchasing it requires signing up as an Android developer, which costs an additional $25.

The G1 is currently on sale only in the U.S. and the U.K., but the Android Dev Phone 1 will be available in 18 countries in N. America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region.

For more information, visit Google’s website.


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