Putting it firmly in a price point to compete with the iPhone, the Android-running HTC Dream will cost $199, according to the Wall Street Journal. The smartphone will also get an “aggressively priced” data plan from T-Mobile and receive some heavy Google branding. It'll be interesting to see whether Google's open source platform gives Apple's apps a run for their money on Sept. 23.I certainly hope it does. If so, that should start a new round of innovation in mobile applications. I have no idea what that will lead to, but it's bound to be good!
In other September 23rd news, Apple is rumored to release new MacBooks the same day. I doubt there's any connection, but it's still fun to speculate.