Google mobile: HTC Dream (2009)
It had been a long time coming, but the first Google Android-powered phone hit the Australian market in early 2009. Initially launching in the US as the T-Mobile G1
, the HTC Dream
was a re-branded device specifically for the Australian market. Launching on the Optus network, the Dream had a full-slide out QWERTY keyboard, a touch-screen interface, a trackball and a touch-based operating system that focused on user personalisation.