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Updated on May 21, 2014

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:


Arizona

Chandler

Gilbert

Glendale

Mesa

Peoria

Phoenix

Tempe


California

Anaheim

Berkeley

Burbank

Chula Vista

Concord

Daly City

East Los Angeles

Glendale

Hayward

Irvine

Long Beach

Los Angeles

Modesto

Norwalk

Oakland

Ontario

Pasadena

Pleasanton

Pomona

Richmond

Roseville

Sacramento

San Diego

San Francisco

San Jose

Santa Ana

Santa Clara

Stockton

Sunnyvale

Vallejo

Deleware

Wilmington


Florida

Clearwater

Coral Springs

Fort Lauderdale

Hialeah

Hollywood

Miami

Miramar

Orlando

Pembroke Pines

Tampa

West Palm Beach


Georgia

Atlanta


Indiana

Gary


Illinois

Chicago

Elgin

Joliet


Maryland

Baltimore

Gaithersburg


Massachusetts

Boston

Cambridge

Lowell

Worcester

Michigan

Clinton

Dearborn

Dearborn Heights

Detroit

Farmington Hills

Livonia

Royal Oak

Southfield

St Clair Shores

Sterling Heights

Taylor

Troy

Warren

Westland


Minnesota

Minneapolis


Nevada

Las Vegas

North Las Vegas

Paradise

Spring Valley

Sunrise Manor


New Jersey

Atlantic City

Elizabeth

Jersey City

Long Branch

Newark

New Brunswick

Trenton


New York

New York

Oregon

Portland


Pennsylvania

Philadelphia


Rhode Island

Providence


Tennessee

Memphis


Texas

Arlington

Austin

Carrollton

Dallas

Fort Worth

Garland

Grand Prairie

Houston

Irving

Mesquite

Pasadena

Plano

Richardson

San Antonio


Virginia

Alexandria

Arlington


Washington

Bellevue

Seattle

Vancouver


and Washington D.C.

Music Player

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.

Learn More

Multi-Touch Zooming on the T-Mobile G1

I heard about this from GeekBrief. Android developer Luke Hutchison introduced a hack enabling multi-touch on the G1. You can read about it on Luke's blog.


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      Rhonda Albom 8 years ago from New Zealand

      I read this and I realize I still live in the last century. I only have a phone for emergencies. I sure learned a lot here.

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      Life With Joanne 9 years ago

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      Evelyn Saenz 9 years ago from Royalton

      Thank you for the information on the T-Mobile G1 phone. This phone is just what I need to download my child's Mobistories.