DoCoMo to launch Android handset by July

NTT DoCoMo said it would launch an Android-powered handset – Japan's first and Asia’s third - as early as June.
 
The HTC-developed HT-03A, which will launch in June or July, will include a touchscreen and trackball, as well as WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS functionality.
 
The handset will also feature the standard Android features, such as integrated search and YouTube support.
 
Chinese handset-makers China Tech FaithWireless and Qigi began shipping an Android-powered handset last December – the region’s first.
 
SingTel launched southeast Asia’s first Android phone, the HTC Dream, in Singapore and Australia.
 
Meanwhile, the long-awaited Palm Pre will start shipping in the US in June. Sprint said it would retail the phone for $199.99 on a two-year contract.

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