Google, HTC and T-Mobile have launched the phone that could take on Apple’s iPhone, the T-Mobile G1, with Android technology. The T-Mobile G1 combines full touch-screen functionality and a QWERTY keyboard with a mobile Web experience that includes the popular Google products that millions have enjoyed on the desktop, including Google Maps Street View™, Gmail™, YouTube™ and others.
The first commercial from HTC claims this to be the most exciting phone in the history of phones. Revolutionary internet, revolutionary communication, revolutionary entertainment. It’s supposedly the only phone that makes you smarterer, connecteder, funnerer, nicerer, happierer, newer, superer, not to mention sillierer. Does it come with a spell checkerer? Unfortunately HTC have made their YouTube video private for just now…
The Google Spin
According to the Google Mobile blog, the Android 1.0 SDK R1 platform used in the G1 has been developed over the last year by the Open Handset Alliance, a group of more than 30 technology and mobile companies, announced plans to create a complete mobile platform that would facilitate the development of advanced mobile applications and give users the best the web has to offer on a mobile device.
Avid cyclist Erick tells us about the preloaded goodies that come loaded on the G1.
Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube (HD)