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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

First Android-Powered Phone ‘G1’ by T-Mobile

G1 T-Mobile T-Mobile announced it’s first mobile called G1 powered by Android, an open source operating system for mobile devices. This G1 phone will come 'with Google'.

T-Mobile G1

The following Google applications are preloaded on the device:

  • Search
  • Maps
  • Gmail with Contacts
  • Calendar
  • Google Talk and
  • YouTube.

Features you probably interested in:

Easy to use: It's never been easier to use Google on your phone. With single sign-in, you can log in to your Google account and have instant access to all your favorite Google products. No messing around with settings, your login never expires, and everything just works. If you don't have a Google account yet, you can set one up on your phone and be up and running in seconds.

Fully synchronized: Your emails, contacts, calendar entries, Google Talk chats are fully synchronized with Gmail and Calendar on the web. New events are pushed in real-time to your phone and any changes you make on-the-go are immediately available on the web. If you ever lose or break your phone, all your data is safe and secure in the cloud.

Designed to work together: Search is now available as a feature in many applications, including non-Google ones, such as the music player. While you're listening to a song -- like something from Depeche Mode -- just 'long-press' the artist's name. You'll see a menu pop up that let's you search Google for the Depeche Mode Wikipedia entry, or search YouTube for the music video. The contact application lets you see your friend's IM status, view his address on a map, and communicate with him using Gmail or Google Talk. And, of course, you can call or text him as well.

Check out the video below to see these features in action:

The Google applications on Android take full advantage of the features of the Android platform. Gmail is built on 'embedded WebViews', the real-time push features and synchronization use the multi-tasking capabilities of the platform, and the integration between applications relies on the 'Android Application Framework'.

Spec as per the TmoNews:

  • Size–4.6 x 2.16 x 0.63 in
  • Weight–5.6 ounces
  • Display–65K color screen, HVGA (480×320)
  • Talk Time–5 hours
  • Standby Time–130 hours
  • Expandable up to 8 gig memory…
  • No stereo bluetooth
  • GPS
  • No video capture
  • 3.1 mp camera.

Find the photo gallery of G1 here.

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