T-Mobile to offer Android smartphone soon: sources

FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:48am EDT

A prototype of the Google Android mobile by NEC on display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 11, 2008. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A prototype of the Google Android mobile by NEC on display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 11, 2008.

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FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile unit is set to start selling a mobile phone based on Google Inc's Android software within weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.

"T-Mobile and Google will be making an announcement this month in New York City," two people told Reuters on Wednesday, adding Sept 23 was a likely date for the announcement.

T-Mobile declined to comment and Google was not immediately available.

(Reporting by Nicola Leske and Nikola Rotscheroth)

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