iPhone watch out! The G1 is here. HTC
, and T-Mobile
have partnered up to bring you the G1 powered by the new Android operating system. With it's full qwerty keyboard, 3 mega pixel camera, touch screen, and integrated Google maps with street view, it's going to make some noise. Although the phone is a bit bigger than it's competition, the iPhone
, there will be lots of hype for the G1.
The thing that makes the G1 special is the Android operating system
. Android is based on the Linux operating system, so anyone will be able to develop applications for the phone using Google-developed Java libraries. Now those without a Mac, have a phone they can develop for.
The G1 has a plethora of connectivity options including: GSM/EDGE, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.
If that wasn't enough to entice you then maybe this will: IT IS CHEAPER THAN THE iPHONE.
Beginning October 22nd, the device will be available at select T-Mobile
retail stores at a price of $179.99 with a two-year voice and data agreement. There will finally be some competition. We can't wait to see what happens...
By the way the Android OS will be available on other phones in the future, so we the technology should get better with time.