T-Mobile G1 Unveiling

September 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

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Earlier this morning the T-Mobile press conference went under way in New York City to unveil the new Google Android powered G1 mobile phone.  As expected, the device was made by HTC, had an Android OS and will be distributed by T-Mobile.

Unlike the iconic Stevenotes during Apple launches, the Google, HTC and T-Mobile launch of the G1 was not as climactic as the iPhone launch.  Nonetheless the launch was complete and the device was amazing.  Everything speculated about the T-mobile G1 was true.  First it’s a mobile phone running on T-Mobile’s GSM and 3G networks.  Android is an open source platform, HTC Dream is both a touch screen and a QWERTY.  However the touch screen is not multi-touch.

Most of the highlights of the event was on Google’s participation.  Android’s capabilities were briefly demonstrated and winners of the Android Developer Contest were also previewed.

Release date of the T-Mobile G1 is set on October 22 for the US and Europe will see the device in November.  For the US, users will be set back $179 for the phone on top of a 2-year voice and data contract.

Prior to the press conference, a leak of the G1’s specifications came out from Tmonews.

Lastly, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page came in late and gave a little talk on their views on the Google Android powered T-mobile G1. 

T-mobile also launched a minisite for the G1 where the press conference was broadcasted live and now contains details of the G1.