HTC Dream: Sized Up

Realizing their HTC Dream FCC submission uncovered a peep hole to the highly speculated HTC Dream and first ever Android Phone, the company recently  moved to cover their tracks. In the process, they uncovered even more.

After an official request to replace the somewhat detailed figures of the DREA100, the FCC obliged and it was replaced with information showing that the HTC Dream’s dimensions: 115 by 55 mm! That leaves it shorter and narrower than the iPhone 3G although it will likely be thicker due to the Full QWERTY keyboard.

So how does this compare to upcoming phones besides the iPhone 3G? Engadget put together a quick diagram comparing the HTC Dream, iPhone 3G, HTC Touch Pro and Xperia X1:

  • HTC Dream: 115 x 55-mm
  • iPhone 3G: 115.2-mm x 62.1-mm
  • Xperia X1: 110.5 x 52.6-mm
  • HTC Touch Pro: 102 x 51-mm

Not too shabby. But lets keep in mind that the Touch Pro is also an HTC device with a Full QWERTY and appears to be quite a bit smaller. This doesn’t bother me, personally, as if I’m going to have a Full QWERTY I want the buttons to be large enough and spread out enough to make it enjoyable to use. A Full QWERTY that is cramped and hard to type with defeats the purpose of its existence.

It seemed like we would NEVER get the leaks, scoops and rumors on these Android Phones but finally they are starting to trickle out. Stay tuned folks!

[Via Engadget]

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  • http://www.antonywilliams.com Antony

    but what’s the size of the screen???

  • enjoijams

    If they knew, they would give it to us.
    You have to wait to see like the rest
    of us.

  • http://www.antonywilliams.com Antony

    i hope it’s 16:9, and takes up the entire front

  • Manjot

    The size of the screen is suppose to be the same as the iPhone, 3.5 inches, is what I heard.

  • Matt

    If it is 16:9 and took up the whole front, the theoretical max would be: 55mm x 97.7 mm

    That is not the whole front and I doubt that 55 mm is possible. I’ve never actually touched an iPhone so I don’t know what is realistic for a border. Is 1mm realistic? Anyway, you are looking at about 2 cm of space used in some fashion on the vertical side. I would guess that there would be some buttons. Either that or some biometric scanners and a breathalizer.

  • enjoijams

    This is the final look of the G1.
    [link]http://androidguys.com/2008/08/26/no-more-speculation-this-is-the-g1-from-t-mobile/[/link]

  • JCC

    I just noticed something about the iPhone. The iPhone is to wide to type with just one hand. You need both of your hands (one to hold it, the other to type) to type, which might be uncomfortable when typing something as usual as the phone numbers. The HTC Dream, as its narrower,

  • Marco

    Other shots show this phone an old-school pop-out keyboard. What’s up with that? Touch screen so bad that an iPhone style touch keyboard won’t work? A touch screen phone with a clunky chunky manual keyboard duck-taped to it? How -totally lame. That alone is a deal-breaker.

  • http://d4rk-4ng3l.blogspot.com Florentino DeLaguna

    Most people that have used a touchscreen for input will agree that it is buggy and has an annoying delay, however manual keyboards usually don’t suffer from this, also have a manual keyboard free s up precious space on the screen for more important things :) Like the full screen picture of your foot in your mouth, that I will upload to youtube, email your mom and mms my friends. ok I am just joking but you COULD do all of that with the G1 within seconds of the picture :) ciao.