Previous reports indicated the HTC Dream could be available for pre-order as early as Sept. 17, but the Wall Street Journal says that T-Mobile will announce the HTC Dream on Sept. 23. Stefan Frank of the blog Android Authority posted a screenshot of his invitation to a press conference on Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in New York City.
The HTC Dream was approved by the FCC back in August.
Details have not been confirmed, but sources such as the Wall Street Journal and the unofficial T-Mobile blog Tmonews indicate that it's likely the HTC Dream will run on the 3G network, and have a 5-inch by 3-inch touchscreen, a trackball and a sliding or swivel QWERTY keyboard.
The HTC Dream will be the first smartphone on the market equipped with Google Android software; interestingly, a variety of third party apps have already been created on the Google Android platform.
Unlike Apple, Google is throwing a lot of support behind developers who want to create apps for Google Android phones -- Google is sponsoring the Android Developer challenge with a total of $10 million in prizes for the best Google Android apps. Winning apps from the first round of the contest include cab4me, which will allow users to order a cab with a single click on their phones, and Ecorio, which automatically tracks a user's mobile carbon footprint.