Android-Powered Mobile Phone on Its Way

Sep 24, 2008

In a New York press conference, Google and T-Mobile partnered with hardware vendor HTC to announce the release of the first mobile phone for Google's Android platform.

The partners in the press conference not only presented their mobile phone device, known as T-Mobile G1, but also their development teams who, by their innovative work, helped win the Google Android contest.

U.S. customers can obtain the G1 device immediately from T-Mobile distributors and starting October 22 in selected stores. Europe should see a slightly later release: the U.K. should see the G1 in November and the rest of Europe in the first quarter of 2009.

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin made an appearance at the end of the press conference to declare that Android finally provides an Open Source phone designed for geeks and that the boundary between mobile phone and laptop is beginning to dissolve.

The T-Mobile announcement site includes the video for the press conference and includes additional information about the new Android G1.

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