The First mobile phone powered by Google Android

The T-Mobile G1 powered by Google Android boasts cut and paste functionality, but will it be the next phone that everyone's talking about?

At a press event in New York City today, T-Mobile, Google and HTC got together to launch the T-Mobile G1, the first phone to run Google's Android OS. We were at the event and had plenty of time to gather hands on impressions of the phone. Overall we were very impressed. It wasn't a perfect device by any means, there is still obvious room for improvement, both in the hardware and the software. But we were taken in by the phone's deep polish and attention to detail, and the all-important responsiveness of the hardware.

This is a nice chart from Gizmodo comparing some of the more important features:

Price and availability

The T-Mobile G1 will be released on T-Mobile's U.S. network on October 22 for $180 with a two-year contract. It'll be available in all T-Mobile markets nationwide. An unlimited data plan will cost $25 per month, while unlimited data and messaging will cost $35 per month. A voice plan is required for all configurations. The T-Mobile G1 will also be released in the UK sometime in November 2008, while the other T-Mobile markets in Europe will get it in Q1 2009. Countries include Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and the Netherlands. news via