Finally it is here the Android Phone, G Phone, HTC Phone , or what ever they call it. As long as it is here. It was recently launch by T-Mobile yesterday. If you can remember I blog before regarding the so called leaked photos and specification of Android Phone.
This will be a test Mobile for Google Mobile Application. Well about the device, The device is made by Taiwan-based phone manufacturer HTC which will sell for $179 with a two-year contract, starting Oct. 22. T-Mobile will offer two different bundles of Internet and messaging services, on top of its usual voice calling plans: $25 for unlimited Internet and "some" messaging, or $35 for unlimited Internet and messaging. (T-Mobile should be posting these details soon at its press site, which for now only offers a replay of the phone’s unveiling in New York.).
I don’t know when it will be released in Philippines. If you remember iPhone was released by Globe Telecoms. Smart Telecoms should be fast in having deals with HTC so that they can have chance in releasing this phone in Philippines market. Many says that the Android Phone is an iPhone Killer so if Smart can get it , it will be a great competition for Globe iPhone. Just my thoughts.
So here are some specification available in the net.
It has QWERTY Keyboard, 3 Megapixel Camera, Wi-Fi, Music and Video Player, and a Google packed products.
Some feature as shown in via gizmodo.com
The G1 sports a 3.17" 65K color touchscreen that runs in HVGA (480×320) resolution.
You can talk for 5 hours, or keep the phone in standby for 130 hours.
3.1MP, or right around 4×6 print quality.
GSM/GPRS/EDGE/Wi-Fi and UMTS/HSDPA
4.60” x 2.16” x 0.62”; Weight: 5.6 ounces. And available in white, black and brown.
1GB MicroSD card preinstalled. Supports 8GB MicroSD.
As we’ve seen in a recent update, the G1’s Maps application will integrate Street View so you can see where you are going. But in an industry first, a built-in compass orients the map to your position. North is always up!
Similar to the iPhone’s mobile App Store, the Android Market will allow downloading of various Android apps from the phone, to the phone.
Amazon MP3 Store
Amazon’s MP3 store will be preloaded on every G1, allowing the download of 6 million DRM-free tracks with singles starting at 89 cents. Downloading music requires a Wi-Fi connection, previewing can be done over T-Mobile’s network.
Yup, it’s on there.
ShopSavvy: designed to help people do comparative shopping
Ecorio: developed to help people keep track of their daily travels and view what their carbon footprint looks like
BreadCrumbz: enables people to create a step-by-step visual map using photos; customers can create their own routes, share them with friends or with the world
More information from Google Blog .
Would you buy this phone if it reach Philippines, Provided it is cheaper than iPhone.