FCC Approval is a "Dream" come true…

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Happy Monday Tmonews fans, and a GREAT Monday morning it is! Oh yes, as you can tell by the picture above the FCC has graced us with what we all could have wanted to wake up to. No no, not 8 gold medals. Better! First “real” proof that the phone codenamed “Dream” is really not true to its moniker. Sporting a GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1900 radio, these FCC docs give us the best news we’ll probably get all week, the 1700 WCDMA band. For those of you who have been living in a cave lately, that band is T-mobile 3G goodness. We’re reading bluetooth 2.0 compliance as well as a “jog ball.” For their sake I hope its slightly better than the “jog ball” that graces the current/future line of blackberries. Oh did I mention these docs give proof of life to on board WI-FI heaven?” No word on UMA here but WI-FI is always a welcome sign in my book. So feel free to take a break from re-watching Olympic history this morning and head on over to the FCC site and see if you can get all Sherlock Holmes on those docs and unearth anything us bloggers might have skipped over.

Thanks to everyone who helped wake me up by sending this in!

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Keep your radios tuned to Tmonews for all the latest information on Android. Of course, we’ve already got discussion going on over in the forums!

Update: We have confirmed that the HTC Dream will be released on T-mobile with a new kind of advanced SIM card. We find that a little weird since the phone is being sold to current T-mobile customers first, who all already have SIM cards.

  • GP7

    Its looks beautiful!

  • Its all becoming a reality!

  • Ricki

    Whoa, thats great!!! I hope its $99/$149 regardless of upgrade elibility!!

  • StillTMO

    Wooo Hoooo.. This is good stuff. I am in for 2..

  • supyo

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

  • cubs

    now.. if we can get some front pics. That will tell us whether we’re dealing with the same design as the one on the video. The “jog-ball” tells me they are the same.

  • HR

    How big is the screen?
    3.5″?
    4″?

  • it’ll have 3 colors
    and the dedicated data service is likely to have full tethering supported

  • TP

    What’s the deal with the request to keep photos confidential until Nov. 10?

  • timmyjoe42

    not quad band?

  • Inside

    The HTC Kila/G1 will not have UMA.

  • Alex

    This sucks if they are waiting til november to launch.

  • Alex

    No UMA?! THat REALLY sucks. I am definitely re-evauluating if I want this thing.

  • TH3 GAM3

    I’m happy to see this but I want to see the front of it. I hope its not the Dream phone we seen already in the leaked pictures because that phone is ugly.

  • mr.gadget

    Im holding out for this son of a B****. Make my upgrade worth whlie.

  • drivethruboy168

    Sooo… My “dream” has come true! Well one of them. Next one to be “Bold/London”. But question if it’s true that T-Mobile is going to load Android on every phone after the G1 launch, does that mean that the Samsung F480 will have it? And will it be a smartphone then? Well keeping my fingers crossed! But I think I’ll like the touch screen better on the G1 rather then the samsung. Any news of Video Calling?

  • ratchet

    ah man. no quad-band edge?

  • Mags

    I zipped thru the FCC doc’s & didnt see anything on GPS. I hope I missed it. I’m crossing my fingers.

  • efjay

    It will be very surprising if this phone does not have GPS. Isnt that one of Googles Maps selling points, which presumably will come with this phone? So no fancy Street app then?

  • Tex

    Why can’t I find a good solid picture of this phone anywhere? It looks intriguing, but I’m not interested in purchasing it yet.

  • cougle

    If the phone has wifi, it will have uma. Not smart to say that.

  • Inside

    The phone supports A-GPS.

  • Mags

    YES! Thank you. :-D

  • Tfan

    What does UMA mean?

  • compu1

    Cant wait! I hope they list the full specs, and some pics before the pre-sale.

  • Alex

    I read on engagdet that the G1 was going to be delayed until November?! Is there any truth to that?

  • Vnyc

    The request for confidentiality until November 10 2008 really annoys me especially if they actually plan on releasing the phone closer to the holiday season…

  • Jimbo831

    That analyst listed zero reasons as to why launch would be November. Usually if you want to make a statement like that you would explain how you came to that conclusion. I highly doubt that analyst because he gave no reasons.

  • Cougle

    If it has wifi than it will have uma. It would be dumb to not have it and why would they have wifi?

  • Raholco

    Now that the FCC has greenlighted the beast, the feature set and software when this thing launches will make or break Android. Lack of UMA/GAN is a definite minus.

  • edwin

    well they requested confidelaty until Nov. 10 so that would make me think that they wont say anything until that day. but again, assuming that the pre-sale goes on, we would expect something getting leaked in the next couple of days/weeks

  • Alex

    How are you so sure that there is no UMA? Wouldnt it seem very dumb for them not to include that UMA in a phone that has created so much hype? They are furthering their tech. on the UMA, so it wouldnt make sense for them to not use it. Could it just not be listed on there as of right now?

  • ratchet

    a new sim card? oh jeez

  • Lance

    What is so special about this “advanced sim card?” how is it different from current one?

  • Alex

    When AT&T switched on their 3G their simcards needed to be changed to be compatible for it. The sim card said “3G” on it. I am guessing that its just a compatibility issue.

  • John

    Still no word on whether or not this phone is capable of recording video or not? It says it can play back video but not record..Bummer :( I can’t see that possable, even the old cheap $100 phones can do that.

  • John

    Will the GPS be free to use, or will we have to pay for it in the total internet package? I also wonder if this will have music recention ( put the phone up to a speeker and it can idenitify music) like Verizon has. That would be pretty cool to have.

  • Stalyn

    can’t wait.

  • JP

    With Android software – How would you sync with xp/vista? Will it be using Windows Mobile Device Center?

  • Will

    Anyone seen dimensions? I’ve seen 3×5, but I’m curious about how thick it is…

  • Jessica

    To be honest, the HTC Touch Diamond is a gorgeous phone, while so far the fuzzy images of the Dream show it looking like an ugly block…and if that jog ball is cheap and plastic-y like the one on the Blackberrys…I’ll probably still get it, I just can’t understand what was going through their minds when they chose that design. Maybe it’ll look better when we see clear images.

  • GP7
  • Apparently Telstra is set to be the first Australian carrier to launch a Google Phone?

    http://www.smarthouse.com.au/Phones/Mobile/X4C8T7J9

  • Is it just me or does the screen on this device look to have an entirely different footprint than the famous YouTube “Dream”

    Makes me think that was not the final production G1/Dream at all, or is another Android phone coming out in the future. The screen on this FCC cutaway looks like it takes up less of the total surface area of the phone…

  • GP7

    Look at this HTC Touch dream phone…http://androidforums.com/showthread.php?t=134

  • Orlando Reyes

    That is not an HTC phone. It is an obvious fake. Sorry the buttons make it look like a playschool toy. Those are the biggest buttons I’ve ever seen. I rather have more functionality than just a touchscreen. I am getting really tired of my iPhone and can’t wait for the real dream. It is so thin I don’t know where the battery would go and it looks like it would break in your pocket. I’m sorry I just seen this illustration too many times. I want a real phone.

  • Inside

    4.6 x 2.2 x 0.6 inches

    5.6 oz

    No video recording

  • Fbarkon

    The clearance is great news! Let’s not place too much hope/doubt on the “label location specs”. We have to remember that Htc requested internal, external etc. confidentiality on the device. It would be crazy to request confidentality and then put an image to go along with any public information. This picture only shows where they will put labels. Proof? Where is the qwerty keyboard located? Where did you see the camera located at? I like all of you are salivating at any and all dream info, I really wish this was a final image but it doesn’t make sense.

  • name

    Just because they requested photos to be confidential till November 10 doesn’t mean that it won’t be released till Nov 10. They most likely want to keep what the device looks like a secret till they start selling it. If the Dream will look like what we’ve been seeing then they probably are just doing it for hype or speculation.

    Regardless the device can come out before its photos confidentiality expire. Its happen before with other phones.

  • Fbarkon

    I’ve been watching this HTC site for awhile. They just linked it up to the android forum today check it out:

    http://htcdream.com/

    btw I was refering to the smaller screen size with the above comment:)

  • B.

    @john # 37
    I work for tmobile and I can tell you that the motorola ROKR that we currently sell does already have the song ID app on it. It works very well, I’ve yet to find a song it can’t ID.

    As far as the dream presale goes. Being a rep myself I can tell you we never learn anything until like 3 weeks before launch at the earliest. Sometimes it “day of” that we get the official word. So anyone calling customer care about the dream is only getting the opinion of the rep they talk to (some of which have never even heard of it).so take anything you’re told by a rep with a grain of salt. I’m personally stoked and can’t wait for it in the employee upgrade program.

  • B.

    @john # 37
    I work for tmobile and I can tell you that the motorola ROKR that we currently sell does already have the song ID app on it. It works very well, I’ve yet to find a song it can’t ID.

    As far as the dream presale goes. Being a rep myself I can tell you we never learn anything until like 3 weeks before launch at the earliest. Sometimes it “day of” that we get the official word. So anyone calling customer care about the dream is only getting the opinion of the rep they talk to (some of which have never even heard of it).so take anything you’re told by a rep with a grain of salt. I’m personally stoked and can’t wait for it in the employee upgrade program.
    Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile