A black day for Microsoft and Windows Mobile … the Open Mobile Alliance did a great job in launching T-Mobile G1. For 3 years T-Mobile, Google and HTC worked on bringing the first handest of the Open Mobile Alliance to the market.
- Full slide out keyboard
- Android Market for new applications
- No out-of-the-box desktop-syncing … but the developer community will close that gap soon 😉
- WiFi, 3G (UMTS dual band), GSM (quad band) – with GPRS/EDGE
- 3 Megapixel camera
- GoogleTalk presence service implemented in the phone book
- SIM-locked to T-Mobile
Available in the US: October 26th 2008 – $179 for the G1 with a T-Mobile voice plan plus a data plan. Data plan with unlimited data and 400 messages for 25$ option or an unlimited data and messaging plan for 35$.
UK: Early November 2008 and rest of Europe in the first quarter of 2009.
This add’s a lot of competition to the mobile handset market where Apple speeded up the innovation circle with the iPhone. So, let’s get ready to rumble!
Source/Video: Pressconference T-Mobile, New York Sep. 22, 2008, Picture: T-Mobile