The T-Mobile G1 is a Smartphone with a touch screen and also the launch in Germany brings the Google Android OS after T-Mobile offers Smartphone G1 with the new operating system Android by Google since end of October 2008, within reach. Probably to the CeBIT Anfang Marz it will be ready. Currently interested in T-Mobile only for an email newsletter can subscribe. The Taiwanese manufacturer HTC, which represents 70 percent of all smartphones with Windows Mobile operating system with its own models such as HTC Touch around, developed under the name “HTC Dream” for Google G1 Smartphone. The source code of the Linux-based Android operating system was released by Google, as well as a software development kit (SDK), so that it allows programmers to develop applications for Android phones.
For developers, Google offers worldwide a G1 version without SIM-lock. For this, however a paid registration is required, so for the purchase of mobile phones including customs and shipping to Germany Costs of about 469 euros. The T-Mobile G1 is a slider phone, whose screen can be slide up, the QWERTY keyboard is available. In the facilities, the G1 is comparable to other smartphones with touchscreen like the Samsung Omnia, the BlackBerry power or the iPhone. GSM, UMTS and HSPA and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are available as well as a camera.
GPS in combination with Google maps and Streetview can be used for mobile navigation. Patrick smith is open to suggestions. Transmission speed of up to 7.2 Mbit / s in the download are theoretically possible, such speeds are practically rarely achieving what but depends to a large extent the mobile networks. For mobile working in the Internet, there is also the possibility to use mini opera in addition to the built-in browser. The media player plays audio and video files into the formats 3GP, AAC, H. 263, H. 264, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MPEG-4, WMA and WMV off. Vulnerability of the T-Mobile G1 is the low range of disk space. The internal memory is only 256 MB, while the Smartphone in the United States and the United Kingdom already a 2 GB microSD card was in store. The maximum disk space is only 8 GB, which compared to other phones, such as the Apple iPhone 3 G or the Samsung Omnia i900, which bring already internally 8 GB in the minimal facilities. The G1 only at T-Mobile should be bound available in Germany, but even now, you can find the models for the United States and the United Kingdom in online shops for around 500 to 700 euros. This includes the first competing Android phones show already on the horizon. The Australian manufacturer Kogan offers plus the models Agora and Agora from end of January 2009. The Smartphone in BlackBerry design held be ordered including shipping for about 175, or 220 euros in the online-shop of the manufacturer. Also, Motorola and Sony Ericsson, like HTC, T-Mobile and Vodafone also member of Google’s “Open Handset Alliance” are, to follow suit with own Android models.