HTC Dream shelf date slips… forward?

In a pleasant change from the normal handset release rigmarole, it looks like the Android-powered HTC Dream might actually show up earlier than we expected. While just yesterday a source revealed to us that we’d be seeing it on October 20th, VentureBeat has heard it might show up a whole 3 days earlier, moving the date to Friday, October 17th.

While insider whispers might be saying different things, they’re all pointing to right around the third weekend of October. Whether it’s on a Friday or a Monday, it looks we’ll all finally get the chance to poke and prod at a live Android handset in just over a month.