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T-Mobile's G1 Android Phone Is Here!

T-Mobile's G1 Android Phone Is Here!

Google, HTC, and T-Mobile announced the world's first Android-powered device this morning in NYC — the T-Mobile G1! One of the most talked about handsets of the year, the G1 can now be preordered by T-Mobile customers from the T-Mobile G1 website and starting Oct. 22, the device will be available at select T-Mobile retail stores for $179 with a two-year voice and data plan. By November the G1 will be making its way to the United Kingdom, and the rest of Europe by the start of 2009. Here's a rundown of the specs:

  • The G1 looks similar to the iPhone, but the touchscreen can swivel out to show off the full QWERTY keyboard.
  • WiFi, 3D graphics acceleration, a 3-megapixel camera.
  • 3G with dual-band UMTS.
  • Full HTML browser and email support (Gmail as push and POP3 and IMAP email services).
  • GPS functionality.
  • Access to the Android market for new apps and Amazon MP3 for music purchases.
  • You can read Word, Excel, and other Office documents, but it doesn't offer Microsoft Exchange support.
  • The G1 comes with a trackball for one-handed navigation.
  • You can access Google Maps (including Street View), and use YouTube.
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Syllica Syllica 8 years
I want! =( But it won't be in Canada anytime soon I suppose...
gemsera gemsera 8 years
I was all poised to take up a new phone via a chinese manufacturer at the start of next year, but I might just have to have the android. This to me, is better than the iphone and would probably help me start txting and calling people again. I'm just so over my old phone.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
touch screen is overrated. my iphone doesn't always register my touch and it annoys me to always type the wrong letters when i'm sending texts. i'm a decent typer but the keys don't always get it. but this looks pretty cool. i would like to go play with it.
gemsera gemsera 8 years
w00t w00t w00t! yay for android. :)
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
wish it had a touch screen keyboard
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
The buttons leave me unimpressed. And i hate these contracts they want you to sign.
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