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HTC Dream


HTC
Touch
Dream
Google Android
Yes
no
Up to 5 h 20 min
Yes
Yes
  • Excellent touchscreen
  • Great web browser
  • Access to Android app store
  • No videorecording
  • No bluetooth
  • No 3.5mm headphone socket or adapter
HTC
1300 787 435
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About HTC Dream

Looking at the HTC Dream, the question was always going to be whether or not Australia’s first Google Android-powered mobile phone could compete with the Apple iPhone 3GS. With a full-slide out QWERTY keyboard, trackball and touch-screen interface, many people will like the HTC Dream, but a couple of small hardware and software issues could mean it doesn’t beat its rival in a few categories.

Physically, you may have mixed feelings about the HTC Dream. It’s not a small phone, although you do have to consider it has a real keyboard. However, its display is rather small, and the handset’s matte black finish looks more like a business mobile than its glossy iPhone counterpart. The keyboard itself is accessed in an unusual fashion, as you have to slide the screen up and over in an arc movement, but its design is great.

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Main 
Mobile styleTouch
Keyboard typevirtual QWERTY keyboard
Thickness17.1 mm
Weight55.7 mm
General 
Device controlMulti-touch input
ColoursBlack
Keyboard typevirtual QWERTY keyboard
Operating system 
Operating systemGoogle Android
Display 
Screen resolution320 x 480 Pixels
Number of colours65K
Communication 
Web browserYes
GPSYes
GPS typeBuilt-in GPS receiver
BluetoothYes
Video chatNo
Wi-FiYes
E-mailYes
MMSYes
SMSYes
USB connectionv2.0 miniUSB
Mobile TVNo
Battery 
Talk timeUp to 5 h 20 min
Standby timeUp to 406 h
Battery typeLi-Ion 1150 mAh
 
Camera 
Camera resolution3.2
Camera flashNo
Video captureno
Digital zoom
Video playerYes
Video file formatMPEG-4
Picture file formatsJPEG
Applications 
WallpaperYes
Predictive text checkerYes
Sync with PC/MacYes
Voice diallingYes
OrganiserYes
Navigation softwareYes
Alarm clockYes
CalculatorYes
CalendarYes
PhonebookYes
GamesYes
TimerYes
Stop watchYes
Google mapsYes
Language optionsYes
Audio 
SpeakersStereo
FM tunerNo
Music playerYes
File formatsAAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WMV
Built-in microphoneYes
RecorderYes
SpeakerphoneYes
Ringtone typesMP3, Polyphonic
Vibrating alertYes
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HTC
1300 787 435
  • Excellent touchscreen
  • Great web browser
  • Access to Android app store