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T-Mobile announces first HTC G1, first Android phone

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Cellular carrier T-Mobile today announced the first commercial Google Android-based handset and as expected it’s by HTC.

The G1 (formerly known as the ‘Dream’) will include features like:

  • GSM / GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / HSDPA support
  • Wi-Fi support
  • Full slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • 3.17-inch 65K color touchscreen display with HVGA resolution (480 x 320)
  • 3.1 megapixel camera
  • 1GB microSD card pre-installed, supports up to 8GB
  • Built-in GPS
  • Android Market (online store similar to Apple’s App Store for the iPhone)
  • YouTube playback

Another neat feature that I hadn’t heard about before this morning is integration with the Amazon MP3 store for purchasing and downloading DRM-free songs starting at 89 cents. Just like the iPhone, you’ll need a Wi-Fi connection to purchase a song, but you’ll be able to preview it using your phones data connection.

Look for reviews to start hitting soon and check out the G1 in person beginning on October 22nd when it hit’s T-Mobile stores for $179 with a two-year contract.

[Via Gizmodo]

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