HTC has introduced the HTC Dream (same device as the T-Mobile G1) Android phone to Singore via SingTel and Australia via Optus. Here is more info:
Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) and HTC Corporation today unveiled the first Android powered mobile phone released in Asia - the HTC Dream. Customers of SingTel and its wholly-owned subsidiary in Australia, Optus, will soon be the first in Asia to enjoy this highly anticipated device.
The HTC Dream combines full touch-screen functionality and a QWERTY keyboard with a mobile Web experience that includes popular Google applications and products that millions have enjoyed on the desktop. With a fun and intuitive user interface and one-touch access to Google Search, the HTC Dream provides access to Android Market, so customers can find and download unique applications to expand and personalise their phone to fit their lifestyle.
The HTC Dream with Google delivers a premium, easy-to-use mobile Web and communications experience in one device. Both Android and SingTel services have been integrated seamlessly into the phone?s form and function. The HTC Dream?s large vibrant display slides open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, great for communicating with friends online or using the phone?s e-mail, Instant Messaging (IM) and mobile messaging capabilities. As another option for accessing the device, The HTC Dream comes equipped with a convenient trackball for an alternative, one-handed navigation.
With one-click search, HTC Dream users can search for relevant information with the touch of a finger. A full HTML Web browser allows users to see any Web page the way it was designed to be seen, and then easily zoom in to expand any section. With built-in support for SingTel?s 3.5G network as well as Wi-Fi, the HTC Dream can connect to the best available high-speed data connection for surfing the Web and downloading information quickly and effortlessly.
The HTC Dream features a rich HTML e-mail client, which seamlessly syncs your e-mail, calendar and contacts from Gmail as well as most other POP3 or IMAP e-mail services. The HTC Dream multi-tasks, so you can read a Web page while downloading your e-mail in the background and also combines Instant Messaging support for Google Talk?. With access to high-speed Web browsing and a 3.2 megapixel camera with photo-sharing capabilities, the HTC Dream is ideal for balancing a busy lifestyle, whether sharing pictures, checking the latest sports scores or accessing social networking sites and most importantly, multi-language reading in English, Chinese and Japanese.
Pricing and availability details will be announced at a later date for the SingTel customers. The HTC Dream will be available through Optus from 16 February 2009. Optus Post-Paid mobile customers will be able to purchase the HTC Dream handset on four specially designed plans to suit all budgets, starting from $59 per month, plus handset costs.