Friday, September 26, 2008

The Google G1 Phone Set to Be Released October 22

Google is set to release it's first cell phone in less than a month, and one has to wonder if the hype and sales will come anywhere near that of the Apple iPhone. T-Mobile will sell the G1 for for $179 with a 2 year contract. The phone looks similar to the iPhone with a large touch screen, but also has a slide out keyboard and features Google's mapping and email programs. To begin things, the phone will only work in large towns like New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, where T-Mobile has it's larger, faster wireless data network, as the phone won't work on the older, slower networks. The data plan for the phone is $25, which makes it less expensive than most data plans out there. The Android software makes it's debut on this phone, which will be a major selling point as this phone makes its debut, which should open up many more possibilities and enhancement for users. This should bring the iPhone some major competition, and hopefully bring prices down and users can enjoy the battle between Google and Apple, and whichever other companies decide to join in.

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