T-Mobile: Android-Based Home Devices
T-Mobile plans to make a Google's Android based home communications devices. T-Mobile, which already sell a cellphone based on Android. The T-Mobile G1, plans to sell a home phone early next year and a mini-computer.
The phone will plug into a docking station and come with a device that handles data synchronization as it recharges the phone's battery. The small tablet computer would have a touchscreen but no external keyboard. It could handle basic computing jobs like checking the weather or managing data across devices in the home.
T-Mobile, the fourth-largest US wireless carrier after AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, began selling the G1, which is made by Taiwan's HTC, in August. As well as, Google hopes the free Linux-based Android software powering the G1 will eventually become the dominant operating system for mobile phones.
Android competes with cellphone operating systems made by Apple, Microsoft, Nokia and other companies but its usage has been expanding to include computers and other devices.
A T-Mobile spokesman confirmed to the newspaper that the company had plans for several devices based on Android but declined to discuss specifics.