Published on September 24th,2008 at 5:23 AM
By >Akihabara News Team

O.T.: The First HTC Mobile with Android OS

Well, this product isn’t Japanese, but we thought it was interesting. Here’s the new HTC mobile T-Mobile G1 with Google’s Android OS.

As everyone knows, the T-Mobile G1 (aka HTC Dream) was the first official mobile phone featuring Android. It was also the first HTC without WM OS.

What’s so interesting? It features a 3.17’’ LCD touchscreen with HVGA resolution (480×320), full qwerty keypad, 3Mpix webcam, Wifi, 3D graphics acceleration, 1GB integrated storage (up to 8GB with microSD), and Bluetooth. It’s also equipped with Android Market for on-device app purchases, Push Gmail, Google Maps, and Amazon’s mobile MP3 store.

It’s clear that the Google’s OS is a challenge for Symbian OS.

Now, we found a nice article about the Android OS, and we thought you should take a look at it:

Here’s a selection of good articles available on the Internet:

- T-Mobile’s G1 Android Phone: Neither Open nor Exciting (Wired blog).
- T-Mobile G1: What we didn’t get (Asia Cnet)
- CNET News Daily Podcast: Breaking down the T-Mobile G1
- T-Mobile G1 first hands-on (updated) (Engadget)

Here at Akihabara News we’re a little reluctant about Google’s OS… is it a really a good idea to get an Android mobile phone? Knowing Google, if this OS is like Gmail everything you submit gives an irrevocable, royalty-free, non exclusive license to Google to reproduce it. This is a little scary…

So, could this story be repeated with the new Android OS?

Sometime ago, people said the WM was a real Big Brother OS, but what about Google?

Wait & see…

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  • anonymouscoward

    we’ll just wait & see I guess…

    can’t wait to get my hands on 1 to give it some test tho..

    hope you guys can do a review on it soon!

  • paulh
  • Spinner7200

    When do we get handsets with Android in Japan?



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