It’s now official. T-Mobile will be the first U.S. mobile phone carrier to bring an Android based mobile phone to market. Google first announced the Open Handset Alliance almost a year ago, and many Google fans have been waiting with anticipation for the first mobile phone to be available for purchase. Hopefully other carriers will soon follow suit (namely Sprint, my carrier). It is certainly exciting to see an open source platform hit the mobile phone scene. As much as I love to geek around with operating systems, it would be awesome to be able to have more control over the functionality of my cell phone. One of these days I’ll have to do download the Android SDK and see what sort of apps/utilities I can throw together.