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  1. cooler

    cooler Regular Member

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    First Google Android phone to cost $199
    By Reuters
    2008-09-19

    The Google Dream phone, which features a slide-out keypad, is being manufactured by Taiwan's HTC Corp and will be sold by T-Mobile, which plans to unveil the device at an event in New York on September 23. The Wall Street Journal said T-Mobile USA plans to release new data service plans in conjunction with the Google phone that will be "aggressively priced."


    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first mobile phone to use Google Inc's Android mobile operating software will cost $199, the Wall Street Journal reported on its website on Wednesday.

    The phone, which features a slide-out keypad, is being manufactured by Taiwan's HTC Corp and will be sold by Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile USA unit, which plans to unveil the device at an event in New York on September 23.

    AT&T Inc, the only U.S. operator selling Apple Inc's iPhone, set the price of the latest version at $199 in July, setting a benchmark for smartphones that can surf the Web, manage email and other multimedia features.

    The Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, said T-Mobile USA plans to release new data service plans in conjunction with the Google phone that will be "aggressively priced."

    Google, HTC and T-Mobile USA declined comment on the pricing for the phone.

    (Reporting by Tiffany Wu and Sinead Carew in New York, Eric Auchard and Anupreeta Das in San Francisco; Editing by Anil D'Silva)

    © Thomson Reuters 2008 All rights reserved
     
  2. drifit

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    google is expanding its business.
    from search engine to software....
    now venture into handset.
    wonder, will it be free too......? :p:D
     
  3. wood_22_chuck

    wood_22_chuck Regular Member

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    From googling the GooglePhone, it looks like an LG Chocolate with Google OS running on it.

    -dave
     
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    Can we..

    ...google Google from the GooglePhone??..(gotta say it aloud)..
     
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    Qidong Regular Member

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    Just did a google search on google phone. Look quite good and price is good too. Should be a big competitor to IPhone.
     
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    cooler Regular Member

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    i'm not too keen on their new phone, but rather the hope google will give us cheap or no cost phone service.
     
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    Google-phone concepts:

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    yummeyyyy.....;)
     
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7630888.stm

    Google's Android mobile unveiled



    [​IMG] The T-Mobile G1 is the first phone to use Android

    The first mobile telephone using Google's Android software has been unveiled.
    The T-Mobile G1 handset will be available in the UK in time for Christmas.
    The first device to run the search giant's operating system will feature a touch screen as well as a Qwerty keyboard.
    It will be available for free on T-Mobile tariffs of over £40 a month and includes unlimited net browsing.
    Other features include a three megapixel camera, a 'one click' contextual search and a browser that users can zoom in on by tapping the screen.
    The handset will be wi-fi and 3G enabled and has built-in support for YouTube.
    Users will also have access the so-called Android Market, where they will be able to download a variety of applications.
    Prototypes


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    Rory Cellan-Jones takes a look at Android, the new mobile phone platform launched by Google.

    Google announced its plans for the Android phone software in November 2007 with a declared aim of making it easier to get at the web while on the move.
    To help develop Android, Google also unveiled the Open Handset Alliance - a partnership of more than 30 firms that would work to make phone software easier to work with.
    The group includes operators such as Telefonica, handset makers such as HTC and Motorola as well as chip makers such as Intel and Qualcomm.
    Many of the partners demonstrated early prototype Android phones at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona in mid-February.
    The idea behind Android is to do for phone software what the open source Linux software has done for PCs. Developers of phone software can get at most of the core elements of the Android software to help them write better applications.
    Smartphones
    However, in launching Android, Google faces stiff competition from established players such as Nokia with its Symbian software and Microsoft with its Mobile operating system.
    More recently Apple has been gaining customers with its much hyped iPhone.
    The Android software is squarely aimed at the smartphone segment of the handset market which adds sophisticated functions to the basic calling and texting capabilities of most phones.
    Current estimates suggest that only 12-13% of the all handsets can be considered smartphones.
     
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    silentheart Regular Member

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    Please stop me from getting a g1-phone. I am about to renew my contract with t-mobile and the phone is just look too good. 1 info I can not find, does it play mp4 or any video format?
     

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