HTC, T-Mobile and Google Announce the G1
Sep 23, 2008, 9:08 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Today HTC, T-Mobile and Google announced the first phone running the Android platform, the G1. The G1 has a touch screen that swivels out to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. The G1 is highly integrated with Google's services, and includes one-touch access to Google Maps Street View, Gmail, YouTube and others. It has a track ball for navigation, a full HTML browser, an HTML email client, and a beta client for the Android Market with several applications pre-installed. Other hardware features include support for T-Mobile's 3G network, Wi-Fi, and GPS. It can fall back to quad-band GSM/EDGE networks for roaming. It has a 3 megapixel camera with photo sharing capabilities, and Bluetooth. It supports a lot of instant messaging services, such as Google Talk and Yahoo Instant Messenger. It will be boxed with a 1GB microSD card, but the device supports cards up to 8GB. It comes in white, brown and black.
Hands-on with the T-Mobile G1 from HTC, the first phone to run Google's Android smartphone platform. Plus hands-on with 3rd-party applications.
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Priority to Tmobile Employees...
WOW... What a Stupid Phone
Given Google's commitment to openness, it's a safe assumption this phone will interface with a Mac, though the degree...
Why is it all these phone manufactures are trying to compete against the iPhone.
How are they competing? It's a different phone with better features. Most notable difference is the full qwerty key...
The Iphone changed the perceptions a lot of people had about what their phone should be able to do.
LG, Motorola, and other manufacturers re...
As everyone has mention before, the iPhone isn't the first phone to come out with a touch screen. It just happened that thier touch screen was better than everyone else's at the time. I remember that the PPC Mogul came out the sa...
Can somebody quickly explain the pricing??
Sprint better be next!!!
Verizon is getting the Blackberry Storm
T-Mobile is getting the G1
Sprint...please don't tell me the Instinct is the best you can do???
Its your turn to step up to the plate Sprint...and please don't get Motorola to manufacture your Android device.
I ORDERED MINE!
Tmo has a suPer STINGY data cap on 3G data of 1GB!
Here, check it out for yourselves:
http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/09/23/t-mobile-so ... »
"If your total data usage in any billing cycle is more than 1GB, your data throughput for the remainder of that cycle may be reduced to 50 kbps or less."
It says "MAY BE REDUCED". Yeah, maybe they'll cut you off the minute you hit 1...
no 3.5 i hate htc!!!!!
okay how stupid is htc not to put a standard 3.5mm headphone jack on this phone? it is apparently supposed to compete with the iphone but will never be able to due to htc being completely retarded
now im gonna go buy a 3g cause atleast they have the common sense to put a headphone jack on their phone even if it was recessed....
Yeah, headphone jack and camera were really, really big selling pointr for me with the Nokia N95-3.
By the way the forthcoming Palm Treo Pro has a re...
GO T-MOBILE, HTC, GOOGLE!!!
ACCELEROMETER? Also about the browser.
From the video of the press conf the browser looks awesome. Different sites can be opened at once (tabs) and I think you point to any pic and download it.
What happens if we don't have the data plan on our account? I know we have to add it to buy the phone, but once we get the phone, what happens if we cancel the data feature?
T-Mobile will only sell this in the cities that already have 3G : (
The fact that It is Open source O.S. will make it better than the iPhone
I'm sorry but this kills the phone...
Not a smart move, why put a cap on such a highly intensive data phone? tmobiles 3g is weak as is but to reserve the right to drop your speed from 1.3mbps to 50kbps just for going over 1gb of data on a phone BUILT for data usage is just stupid!
I'll wait for android to go to a provider that is not afraid to capitalize on the data features of the phone.
Wow! BROWN and BLACK!
Brown can be a great color for a device if the accents are done right.
So can we get a full Spec sheet on this
Only good can come of this. 🙂
Now for an unlocked version I can use with AT&T...
A good video
An overview of Google products on the world's first Android-powered phone, the T-mobile G1.