Google G1 Phone
The T-Mobile G1 with Google
The T-Mobile G1, designed by HTC, was the world's first Android-powered mobile phone. It had in an exclusive partnership with Google.
The G1 combined full touch-screen functionality and a QWERTY keyboard with a mobile Web experience that included Google services such as Google Maps with StreetView, Gmail, and YouTube. It also included a 3.2 MP camera with auto focus, a music player that supported a wide variety of formats and a 1GB Micro SD card (expandable to 8GB).
On Jul. 29, 2010 T-Moblie announced that it was discontinued.
HTC's T-Mobile G1
Features of the G1
- Touch screen
- QWERTY keyboard
- 3G network and Wi-Fi access
- Real Web browsing capabilities
- One-touch access to Google Search, Maps, Calendar, Talk, Gmail, and YouTube
- Music player with a 1GB memory card
- 3 Megapixel camera
- Video playback
- Android Market for downloading apps
Android-powered Mobile Phone
Android was the mobile operating system on the T-Mobile G1. It allowed developers to create new applications that can easily be loaded onto the phone from the Android Market.
The Android Market is an application store where you will find apps as well as mash ups of existing and new services from developers around the world. You're able to download software applications like games, social networking, and shopping.
T-Mobile's High-Speed 3G Network
T-Mobile's 3G network is available in many metropolitan areas.
Check their coverage map, and find info on what it means if you're not in a 3G area at t-mobileg1.com.
T-Mobile 3G coverage is currently available in these cities:
East Los Angeles
West Palm Beach
St Clair Shores
North Las Vegas
and Washington D.C.
Amazon's MP3 music store is pre-loaded on the T-Mobile G1. Users are able to search, download, buy and play music from Amazon MP3, which offers over 6 million songs from all 4 major music labels (Warner Music Group, EMI, Sony BMG & Universal Music Group) as well as thousands of independent labels.
Downloading music from Amazon MP3 using the G1 requires a Wi-Fi connection but browsing, listening to samples and buying MP3s can be done wherever customers are connected to the T-Mobile network. Downloaded MP3s can be played anytime on the T-Mobile G1, PCs, Macs or any other MP3 music player.