Chicago (IL) – If you live in the United States then utilizing a phone that runs Google’s new Android operating system is nearly impossible, especially if you don’t like the T-Mobile G1. This shortage of Android phones might be coming to an end however. Rumor has it that Samsung will soon be unveiling their own Android smartphone which can be used with either T-Mobile or Sprint wireless providers.
Samsung’s representative, TechRadar, claims that the company will be expediting the development of their own Android-powered device in effort to keep up with the competition. The phone will debut sometime in 2009 and will be available for purchase by Sprint and T-Mobile customers.
Sources about the Internet are reporting the device will be similar to the Samsung Instinct, or much like the Omnia – a phone that is currently only available in Asia and Europe. Mainly these rumors lead one to believe that the phone will definitely be a touch-screen device without a slide-out keyboard.
More than likely the phone will be very different from the G1, as T-Mobile wouldn’t be inclined to carry devices that are very similar – so they’d be able to capitalize on the success of the original phone.
One online rumor that could be true is the introduction of the phone, which might happen during next month’s Mobile World Congress, to be held in Barcelona.
Until then, we’ll just have to wait it out.