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T-Mobile G1 Preview

Specifications

  • android-cell-phone Operating System: Android
  • Processor: 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7201A
  • Memory: 192 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM
  • Storage: microSD card slot -- 1 GB card included
  • Display: 3.2-inch, 320 by 480 pixel (HVGA) touchscreen
  • Wireless: Quad-band GSM
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA (1700/2100 MHz US, 2100 MHz Europe)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR
  • Camera: 3.2 megapixel
  • GPS Receiver with Google Maps and digital compass
  • Dimensions: 4.60 inches by 2.2 inches by 0.60 inches 
  • Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Battery Life: Up to 130 hours standby, up to 5 hours talk time  

    Pricing and Availability

    tmobile-g-1 The T-Mobile G1 will debut in the U.S. on October 22. It will cost $180 with a two-year voice and data agreement.

    This carrier is going to offer a $25 a month data unlimited data plan with 400 text messages for the G1, or for $35 customers can get unlimited data and unlimited messages.

    In addition, this device will also be available in the United Kingdom beginning in November, and across Europe in the first quarter of 2009. This will include Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, and the Netherlands.

    Preliminary Conclusion

    The best part of the T-Mobile G1 is its operating system. Android is shaping up to be what I and many others were hoping for: a new powerful but easy-to-use mobile OS. It has a few missing features, but Google's embrace of third-party developement should fill these in.

    My opinion of the G1's hardware isn't as positive. To be a really hot item among its young and hip target audience, it needed to have a slick design. Instead it has a very safe, slightly boring form factor. I was hoping for something much thinner and sleeker looking.

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