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Android is here!

The first hardware running Google’s open source OS “Android” has finally arrived. I first saw the news announcement over at Engadget. No doubt they face a pretty daunting market with the iPhone and Blackberries dominating much of the sales and with good reason. Might explain why they’re launching it for $179 with a 2-year T-Mobile contract, but more surprisingly you can get the phone for “only” $399 contract free. If you’re already a T-mobile subscriber you’re in luck, they are taking pre-orders for you faithful customers already.

Amazon has aligned itself with the new handset giving you access to their MP3 store, so obviously they’re aiming to be a music device too. So explain to me, where the hell is the standard 3.5mm jack?

Keep reading for picture, specs and link to official site.

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty unimpressed after seeing this image and following Engadget’s G1 coverage.

Here are the features and specs found so far:

  • HSDPA 1700 / 2100 plus quadband EDGE
  • WiFi / 3G
  • 3D Graphics Acceleration
  • 1GB integrated storage and MicroSD expansion slot. (Up to 8GB)
  • 3 Megapixel camera
  • Android Market for app purchases.
  • Amazon MP3 app for music purchases.
  • Push Gmail support with full HTML support.
  • Bluetooth (No A2DP)
  • 480×329 65K color screen
  • Weighs 5.6 ounces
  • Dimensions: 4.6 x 2.16 x 0.63 inches
  • 5 hour talk time, 130 hour standby time

Check out the official T-Mobile G1 web site.

I think I’ll stick to my iPhone personally.

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  1. Bike4life
    September 25, 2008 at 10:43 am #

    If only they had come to market before iPhone…. I very well might one right now.

  2. Miroslav
    November 5, 2008 at 3:55 pm #

    Thanks for the info!