T-Mobile G1 – Google Android Phone Details
The details about long awaited HTC Dream or T-Mobile G1, the Google Android powered phone is finally revealed. It has a 3-inch touch screen along with QWERTY keypad and Internet navigation buttons. The home screen of the phone does look like an iPhone screen. One of its main features is multitasking, now you can receive your messages even when you are talking on your phone.
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Drag and Drop can be performed by swiping the touch screen. It will come with Google Maps Street view and will have a compass mode where the screen will move with the user. It will also have a 3.1 MP camera and will have GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WiFi /HSDPA connectivity. There will be an Android market, an application store for the Android phones from where applications can be downloaded. Amazon’s mp3 store will be preloaded on every G1 phone thus allowing the download of millions of tracks.
The phone will have a browser called WebKit that uses the same base technology as Google Chrome and will be called Chrome Lite. The phone will allow for a robust gmail experience and faster email search and integration with Google Talk. It will comes with a 1GB microSD card and will support 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 US on October 22 for a price of $179 with a two year contract. UK users will get it on early November while Germany, Austria, Czech and Netherland can expect in first quarter of 2009. So now move over Symbian, Windows Mobile cause Android is here.