Telstra Set To Launch An Android Handset This Year?

It's been a big week for Telstra. Aside from boosting their NextG network to 8Mbps 21Mbps, launching their own skin for Windows Mobile 6.1 and losing a HTC phone with Windows Mobile 6.5 loaded on it, they also found time to tell David Flynn over at APC that they'll be launching an Android handset in the second half of this year.There's no word on whether the handset will be the Vodafone-tied HTC Magic, or indeed a HTC phone at all. What we do know is that Telstra will almost certainly be coding a layer on top of the software to integrate with their own network services like Foxtel and BigPond mail. While they're at it, maybe they'd be kind enough to code some proper Exchange integration into the platform - but maybe not...

[APC mag]

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