Google Phone TmobileG1
The T-Mobile G1, the first mobile device powered by Google’s open-source Android software, will be available in stores in the United States on October 22 and will cost 179 dollars.
The G1, which is a bit thicker but slightly narrower than an iPhone, will go on sale in Britain in early November and in other European countries served by T-Mobile, a subsidiary of Germany’s Deutsche Telekom AG, in early 2009.
The G1 offers many of the features of the iPhone and‘s popular BlackBerry including a touch screen similar to that of the iPhone, a trackball for navigation, high-speed Internet browsing, Wi-Fi, e-mail, instant messaging and SMS texting.
It has a 3.0-megapixel camera with photo-sharing capability and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a feature lacking on the iPhone.The G1 is the first of a series of devices that will come to market and will be optimized to offer consumers a superior experience when using Google services and applications.