T-Mobile announced that it plans to release the first phone using the Android Operating System. And according to the NYT, they're aiming to release it before Christmas and may even unveil it as early as October. The device, rumored to be the HTC Dream, will have a touchscreen and a full QWERTY keyboard. Obviously, the comparison, head to heads, and battles will soon begin with that other touchscreen device.

It makes perfect sense for T-Mobile to take a chance on Android. In the US, T-Mobile is lagging in as the 4th biggest operator and needs to make one of those high-risk, high-reward type gambles to improve their position. Android is exactly that.