Android Phone Poised for Sale in Mainland Europe; Lead Developer Takes CTO Post

Lora Bentley

The Tech Herald reported Tuesday that Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile wireless division is gearing up to sell Google's G1 handset in mainland Europe. According to the story, the Android-based phone will be introduced in Holland, the Czech Republic and Austria January 30, while Germany will take stock on February 2 and Poland will receive units before March.

 

Deutsche Telekom CEO Hamid Akhavan called the G1 "the most successful phone ever sold in the United States" and explained that the phone's sales here "exceeded expectations." In Germany, the phone will sell for one Euro (approximately U.S. $1.29) with a two-year service contract.

 

In other Android news, lead Android developer Steve Horowitz has been named CTO at Coupons, Inc., an interactive coupon marketing company based in California. According to bizjournals.com, Horowitz will oversee worldwide engineering for the company.



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