Effective immediately, Canadian wireless carrier Rogers Wireless has pulled all HTC Dream smartphones from their shelves, halting all sales and upgrades for this model of phone.
HTC Dream, one of the first cell phones to sport Google’s “Android” Operating System (and a change for HTC which was moving over from the Windows Mobile market), has been reported to be experiencing severe issues with its internal GPS and 911 calls. Owners and users are advised to disable the internal GPS until the Android 1.5 upgrade becomes available. Rogers has not gone into further detail as to what issues are caused with 911, or any short-term solutions, so owners may be stuck calling from landlines for now.
There is no word if these issues also affect the HTC Magic (or any other Android 1.0 phones), but as the Dream seems to be the only one being pulled from shelves, Magic owners appear to be safe for now. There also does not appear to be (at this time) any reports of other carriers experiencing the same issue with the phone, so it would seem that it is isolated to Rogers Wireless.