Various countries on the European continent are in line to get the HTC G1 following its October launch in the UK and US.
T-Mobile is continuing the roll-out of the handset – the first to run Google’s Android operating system – with a launch in Germany on 2 February.
There has been speculation that the launch of the next Google Android-powered handset is just days away.
That appears to be premature according to BGR, which claims the launch has in fact been delayed until April due to "software issues".
You might expect sales to be intitially sluggish for a new smartphone with an unproven mobile operating system.
But that was never going to be the case with the hotly anticipated first Google Android handset from T-Mobile and HTC, which is expected to be officially announced Tuesday.
T-Mobile is to be the first carrier to offer a mobile phone powered by Google’s Android software.
The phone will be made by HTC, one of the largest makers of mobile phones in the world, and is expected to go on sale in the United States before Christmas, according to reports.
Mobile operator T-Mobile UK has deployed HSUPA technology on a nationwide basis to improve upload speeds for users.
The operator has promised the change will result in an improvement of to fivefold in the time it takes to upload photos and videos to web sites at speeds of up to 1.4Mbps.
T-Mobile claims it is the first UK carrier to have committed to the data access protocol.
The company said it is also upgrading the download capability of its HSDPA 3G network to 7.2Mbps, initially within the M25 zone encircling London but rolling out to other major cities during the second half of the year.
Denny Marie Post, the senior VP-global food and beverage at Starbucks is to move to T-Mobile as the mobile operator’s chief marketing officer (CMO).
On making the announcement, Robert Dotson, president-CEO of T-Mobile USA, said in a statement: “Denny has deep and varied experience as a marketing leader in some of the most competitive retail environments in America.
“We’re delighted she brings her extensive talents to T-Mobile to further drive our mission of enriching personal relationships.”
According to tracking data from TNS Media Intelligence, T-Mobile spent US$607 million in advertising last year.