“The Google Phone” is misleading.
Google heads up development of an open source mobile OS called Android.
The first handset using this OS is the T-Mobile G1, made by HTC.
This handset is being sold through T-Mobile and used on their network.
The last two sentences will vary as more companies develop for the Android OS. The G1 from T-Mobile is merely the first of what will likely be many different phones that will run Android.
That said, I like the Dream but I’m going to (try to) stick with “never buy v1.0 of anything.” The iPhone doesn’t quite do it for me, but the idea of an open-source phone (headed by the one company that approaches Applke in terms of UI) is very attractive to me. I’ll wait a bit and see what the market comes up with.