The new Google “Android” powered phone, code named HTC “Dream”, is set to be coming out within the year. “Android” is the open source operating system developed by Google over the past few years aimed at running a mobile device.

Of course this phone is being hailed as direct competition for the iPhone it is hard to say who will come out on top. Apple has had the best interface to date on any mobile device and that is one of the main traits that stands the iPhone above the rest.

HTC plans to ship roughly 700,000 of the units this year. The phone will first hit stores in the U.K. well before the Christmas season. Be looking for these phones to hit shelves shortly after in the states, possibly by Christmas. More..