Google Phone still due this year

According to an article in the New York Times, an phone is still due to be launched this year. The phone will be made by HTC and first available to T- subscribers. There’s video up on Youtube here that shows what it looks like.

Now I know phone companies and service providers like to set up partnerships to guarantee that someone will buy the phone, but making them exclusive to one company is just bad business. It doesn’t sound like will be doing that with the Android, or dream as they’re calling it, but I for one will never own an while has exclusive rights to it, I just don’t like . I know you’re saying, well, stupido, just buy one and crack it! Only problem with that is that I currently have (and like) Sprint for my cell phone provider, but they use CDMA whereas the iPhone is still GSM-only. I’m sure is loving the exclusive contract, but there doesn’t seem to be anything in that deal that sounds appealing to Apple. They get less sales and have to deal with a subpar service provider.