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First Android handset in the US

Thursday 2 October 2008

The T-Mobile G1 has full touch-screen functionality and a QWERTY keyboard, which makes navigating the different functions of the device easy. It’s perfect for whatever communication users prefer, whether it’s calling, texting, email, or having instant messenger conversations. It’s also optimized for accessing the internet on your phone, so users can keep up-to-date with social networking sites such as Facebook, search for locations on Google Maps, or upload photographs to image-sharing websites. The T-Mobile G1 is also the first phone to provide access to Android Market, where customers can find and download unique applications to expand and further customize their phone to fit their lifestyle.

With one-click contextual search, T-Mobile G1 customers can instantly search for relevant information with the touch of a finger.  A full html internet browser allows users to see any website the way it was designed to be seen, and then easily zoom in to expand any section by simply tapping on the screen. With built-in support for T-Mobile's 3G (HSDPA) network as well as WiFi, the T-Mobile G1 automatically connects to the best available high-speed data connection for surfing the internet and downloading information quickly and effortlessly.  The T-Mobile G1 will seamlessly transfer between 3G and accessible WiFi networks.

The T-Mobile G1 also features a rich HTML email client, which seamlessly syncs your email, calendar and contacts from Gmail as well as most other POP3 or IMAP mail services.  The T-Mobile G1 is a fully multi-tasking device, so users can surf the internet whilst their emails are being downloaded. The T-Mobile G1 supports high speed internet browsing and has a built-in 3-megapixel camera with photo-sharing capabilities.

The T-Mobile G-1 is developed by HTC, from Taiwan, and uses Google's Android open platform. The platform gives mobile operators and device manufacturers significant freedom and flexibility to design products.

T-Mobile is pre-registering interested users to obtain a G1 by October 22, 2008 in the USA for US$ 179 (EUR 125). Then, it will be brought to customers in the UK in November 2008, and throughout the world in Q1/2009.