The T-Mobile G1, the first phone to be powered by Google’s Android was revealed yesterday and it does resemble an iPhone but with a full QWERTY keyboard. The phone has a large touch screen and since it runs on Android, it will offer easy access to Internet and especially gmail and other programs.
Through Android, Google aims to make Internet browsing much more easier through cellphones thus allowing them to make there search engine and other services also accessible. The G1 has a large screen and a trackball which makes browsing much simpler. Similar to the iPhone App store, there will be an Android store where users can download applications for there phone which can be developed by third parties. Though it won’t connect with Apple iTune’s store, users can access Amazon’s mp3 store to buy and download sound tracks.
The Internet browser in the phone will be Chrome lite, which will be based on Google Chrome. The phone will also support multitasking so now you can do several things at once. It will also have Drag-Drop and Copy-Paste support. It will have a 3.1 MP camera and WiFi support. The memory can be increased by using the microSD card slot which supports upto 8GB. It will have a talk time of 5 hours and standby time of 130 hours.
The phone will be available through T-Mobile in the US on October 22 for a price of $179 for a two year contract. It will then be released in UK by early Novemeber and Germany, Netherlands, Austria might get it in the first quarter of 2009.
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