Android-based HTC Dream coming to Singapore and Australia

It may be more commonly known as the T-Mobile G1, but underneath the carrier's branding the first Android-powered smartphone to market is really the HTC Dream.  Now buyers in Singapore and Australia will get the chance to pick up the device, through carriers Singtel and Optus respectively, with pretty much the same functionality as we've come to expect from it.

That means the same 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen, sliding up to reveal a five-row QWERTY keyboard, plus both 3G and WiFi connectivity and a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus.  Of course, what most people will be more excited about is the Dream's OS, and the device will come with the latest Android build plus access to the Android Market for app downloads.

No word on official pricing from HTC as yet, but at least one of the carriers has made their move.  Optus will be charging between AU$3 and AU$51 per month for the Dream, depending on which plan you select; they range from AU$59 to AU$129 per month, with both 12- and 24-month contracts available.

Official HTC Dream specifications:

  • 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with HVGA (320 X 480 pixel) resolution.
  • Customisable Home screen with instant Email, text message and IM notifications.
  • Full 5-row QWERTY keyboard.
  • One-touch access to Google Search, mobile Internet services – Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps & Calendar.
  • 3G/2100MHz
  • Wi-Fi technology with seamless transition to open networks.
  • Android Market™ with access to a variety of applications and media downloads.
  • 3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus.
  • microSD™ (SD 2.0 compatible) expansion slot up to 8GB.
  • [via Unwired View]