Posted on 24 September, 2008 by Keron Calame | 5 Comments
The T-Mobile G1 aka HTC Dream is finally out, its entry on the market has made it the first commercial handset running Google’s Android operating system.
The G1 has a 3.17″ 65K colour touchscreen and is powered by a Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 MHz processor, 256MB ROM, 192MB RAM, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, integrated GPS receiver, WiFi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth and a 3.2 Megapixel camera.
Get the full details after the break..
Date and Pricing
$US179 on October 22nd. (That’s with a two year contract.) Unlimited internet with “some messaging” will run $US25/month. Unlimited internet and messaging is $US35/month. Data plans will require voice plans.
The G1 sports a 3.17″ 65K colour touchscreen that runs in HVGA (480×320) resolution.
You can talk for 5 hours, or keep the phone in standby for 130 hours.
3.1MP, or right around 35mm 4×6 print quality.
GSM/GPRS/EDGE/Wi-Fi and UMTS/HSDPA
11.7 x 5.49 x 1.6 cm; Weight: 159 grams. And available in white, black and brown.
1GB MicroSD card preinstalled. Supports 8GB MicroSD.
Of course, what would Google Maps be without it?
As we’ve seen in a recent update, the G1′s Maps application will integrate Street View so you can see where you are going. But in an industry first, a built-in compass orients the map to your position. North is always up!
Similar to the iPhone’s mobile App Store, the Android Market will allow downloading of various Android apps from the phone, to the phone.
Amazon MP3 Store
Amazon’s MP3 store will be preloaded on every G1, allowing the download of 6 million DRM-free tracks with singles starting at 89 cents. Downloading music requires a Wi-Fi connection, previewing can be done over T-Mobile’s network.
Yup, it’s on there.