IMPROVED INTERNET The T-Mobile G1
Android-powered phone, the first cell phone with the operating system designed by Google.
The Dream phone has been on sale as the T-Mobile G1
for some time now, and has a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen that slides away to reveal a hardware QWERTY keyboard.
So far the T-Mobile G1
is the only Android phone available in the UK, although Vodafone and HTC are to offer the rival "Magic" from May.
OPEN SOURCE T-Mobile G1
phone; ON THE MOVE Front slides up to reveal a traditional keyboard
The mobile application enables customers to check cold and flu activity by postal code, allows active users to access up-to-date information from any location, keeps users updated on the latest cold and flu news, provides a tool to receive valuable coupons for Zicam products and provides location-based directions to identify nearby retailers where products can be purchased and coupons redeemed, according to Matrixx.A The application is currently available for Android-powered phones at the Android marketplace on the user's T-Mobile G1
device and will be available in mid-December for the iPhone at the iTunes App Store.
<p>The image shows a touchscreen-style device, more reminiscent of the T-Mobile G1
or Samsung Omnia than of the iPhone, although it's unclear whether the handset has a physical, slide-out keyboard.
HTC has already launched the T-Mobile G1
and the G2 will go on sale first in April in Europe through Vodafone.
The T-Mobile G1
will go head to head with Apple's iPhone, the Blackberry and other smart phones from makers including Nokia.
T-Mobile USE Inc, a mobile network operator, today (22 October) announced the launch of the T-Mobile G1
handset, the first mobile phone to be powered by Google's Android operating system.
"They basically have to become more than equivalent to what's already out there."<p>With iPhone 3.0 and the Palm Pre coming in the next two months, Android 1.5's full release as an over-the-air update to the T-Mobile G1
in the same time frame will ignite a "real battle like we've not seen for smartphones," Gold added.
T-Mobile's Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)/High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) data network supports multiple 3G-capable phones available from T-Mobile, including the new HSDPA-enabled T-Mobile G1
with Google, available at select T-Mobile retail stores and online on 22 October 2008.
Internet giant and Microsoft rival Google last year, in partnership with T-Mobile, introduced a mobile phone, the T-Mobile G1
, which runs on Google s open-source Android software.