T-Mobile officially unveils first Google Android phone

By on September 23, 2008, 12:04 PM
After many months of speculation, the first Google Android-powered mobile device has finally been announced: the T-Mobile G1, also known as HTC Dream. The G1 targets both the iPhone and the Blackberry – with touchscreen functionality and a slide-out QWERTY keypad – and will be the first phone to provide access to the Android Market.

Specs include built-in support for T-Mobile’s 3G (HSDPA) and EDGE networks as well as Wi-Fi, 3MP camera, a full HTML web browser, pre-installed 1GB microSD memory card, and one-touch access to popular Google applications including Google Maps Street View, Gmail, YouTube and others. The G1 will be available at T-Mobile retail stores beginning October 22 for $179 plus a two-year voice and data agreement. The iPhone certainly got the ball rolling, but will Google’s Android take things to the next level? Time will tell.

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windmill007 said:
Pretty cool but who wants to pay $300 a year extra for data service. I wish you could get these without data service and they would just work and be faster over the wifi which is pretty much everywhere anyways. I mean cellular service is already extremely high priced. I bet you can't find service under $40 a month when you factor in taxes. I remember when I first got a cell phone it was $21.20 a month total...Ahhh the good ole days!
fly_GUy said:
aaaaw its not horrible looking and i really like the qwerty keyborad and touch mix...unforutnately i have the sidekick and get unlimited data for 20$ lol so to upgrade id have to pay normal data plans which im not willing ta do
howzz1854 said:
so just exactly "how much" are users expected to shell out for the plan itself monthly (aside from the cost of the phone itself). because it's not the cost of the phone that drives the consumer's purchase decision, it's that damn monthly bill that ultimately determines it.
Guwapo said:
I read a while back that the Google Phone (when it came out) was going to be a FREE service, paid for by Ads from Companies - WHAT HAPPENED???I guess they just decided to get as much BUCK out of it as they can --- I guess typical Politics came into play somewhere ---"Let make it Free, but in the end, lets Screw the Consumer as much as we can, they're taxpayers... AREN'T WE TAXED ENOUGH AS IT IS..?? ---- WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE "FLAT TAX" PLAN???
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