Forget the blurry spy shots; some very crisp and clear spy shots of the alleged HTC G1 Dream (aka the first Google Android phone) have surfaced. I'm going to bite my tongue on this one for now and ask you, dear readers: Is this supposed first Google Phone ugly as sin or dreamy as a newborn babe?
Before you answer, bear in mind that I'm not asking you about the potential of Android as a platform or HTC's track record making phone hardware that works well and stands up to the rigors of daily use. I'm merely asking about the industrial design. Note the QWERTY pad hidden under a sliding screen. Note the choice to mount said screen flush with the top/left edge of the device, instead of in the center a la T-Mobile's Sidekick family. Consider the potential pros and cons of using the touchscreen, front panel controls, and QWERTY board in this configuration. And now focus solely on the aesthetics: Dreamy or a Nightmare?
So ... Assuming this is what G1 will look like, what's the verdict?