Yesterday I posted with details about the ability to obtain MP3 for the Google Android from the Amazon store and today I received an email with the product announcement of the upcoming launch of the T-Mobile G1. I first became interested in the Google Android while looking at options available for my next smartphone upgrade (there are so many options out there now!). Kudos to their PR team, so I decided to include their press release info if you click "below". Here is a picture for those wanted to see what the phone will look like:
We want to share that today HTC, in conjunction with Google
and T-Mobile have announced the world’s first Android-powered device,
where customers can find and download unique applications to expand and
personalize their phone to fit their lifestyle. Through a vision for making the
mobile Internet practical, relevant and fun; the three companies partnered for
today’s historical unveiling. The T-Mobile G1 features a QWERTY keyboard,
vibrant full touch-screen functionality and a mobile Web experience that
incorporates Google Maps Street View, Gmail™,
YouTube and other popular Google products.
Working together, HTC, T-Mobile and Google integrated to
deliver a premium, easy-to-use mobile Web and communications experience in one
device. The phone’s sliding screen design allows users to easily
communicate with friends online or use the T-Mobile G1’s messaging
capabilities. For additional device access, the T-Mobile G1 features a
convenient trackball from quick, one-handed navigation.
Starting today, T-Mobile customers can pre-order the T-Mobile G1 at www.T-MobileG1.com.
Beginning October 22nd, the device will be available at select
T-Mobile retail stores for a $179 with a two-year voice and data agreement. In
addition, the T-Mobile G1 will also be available in the United Kingdom beginning
in November, and across Europe in the first quarter of 2009. Countries include
Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and the Netherlands.