T-Mobile today announced the launch of the world’s first Android-powered mobile phone in partnership with Google. Available soon for T-Mobile customers spanning two continents, the T-Mobile G1 combines full touch-screen functionality and a QWERTY keyboard with a mobile Web experience that includes the Google Maps Street View, Gmail, YouTube and others.T-Mobile customers in the U.S. have the opportunity to pre-order the T-Mobile G1, in limited quantities, beginning today at www.T-MobileG1.com. The device will be available at select T-Mobile retail stores and online in the U.S. beginning Oct. 22, for a price of $179 with a two-year voice and data agreement. The T-Mobile G1 will also be available in the United Kingdom beginning in November, and across Europe in the first quarter of 2009. Countries include Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and the Netherlands.
With one-click contextual search, T-Mobile G1 customers in a flash can search for relevant information with a touch of a finger. A full HTML Web browser allows users to see any Web page the way it was designed to be seen, and then easily zoom in to expand any section by simply tapping on the screen.
The T-Mobile G1 features a rich HTML e-mail client, which seamlessly syncs your e-mail, calendar and contacts from Gmail as well as most other POP3 or IMAP e-mail services. The T-Mobile G1 multitasks, so you can read a Web page while also downloading your e-mail in the background. It combines Instant Messaging support for Google Talk, as well as AOL, Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live Messenger in the U.S.
With Google Maps, Google’s groundbreaking maps service, T-Mobile G1 users can instantly view maps and satellite imagery, as well as find local business and get driving directions, all from the phone’s easy-to-use touch interface. The T-Mobile G1 also includes Google Maps Street View, allowing customers to explore cities at street-level virtually while on the go. The Google Maps will also sync with the built-in compass on the phone to allow users to view locations and navigate 360 degrees by simply moving the phone with their hand.
The T-Mobile G1 comes pre-loaded with a new application developed by Amazon.com that gives customers easy access to Amazon MP3, Amazon.com’s digital music download store with more than 6 million DRM-free MP3 tracks. Using the new application, T-Mobile G1 customers are able to search, sample, purchase and download music from Amazon MP3 directly to their device (downloading music from Amazon MP3 using the T-Mobile G1 requires a Wi-Fi connection; searching, sampling and purchasing music can be done anywhere with a cellular connection). The T-Mobile G1 will be the first device with the Amazon MP3 mobile application pre-loaded.
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM7201A, 528 MHz
- Operating System: Android
- ROM: 256 MB / RAM: 192 MB
- microSD memory card slot
- Dimensions: (LxWxT) 117.7 mm x 55.7 mm x 17.1 mm
- Weight: 158 grams
- Display: 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with 320 x 480 (HVGA) resolution
- Europe: 2100 MHz
- US:1700/2100 MHz
- Up to 7.2 Mbps down-link (HSDPA) and 2 Mbps up-link (HSUPA) speeds
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- Keyboard Slide-out 5-row QWERTY keyboard
- built-in GPS receiver and map software
- Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
- Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g
- HTC ExtUSB (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
- 3.2 megapixel camera
- Battery: 150 mAh Lithium-ion
- Talk time: Up to 350 minutes for WCDMA / Up to 406 minutes for GSM
- Standby time: Up to 402 hours for WCDMA / Up to 319 hours for GSM
- Digital Compass, Motion Sensor