T-Mobile has introduced the G-Phone, the first wireless phone powered by Google’s much anticipated Android software system. Google acquired Android, Inc. back in July 2005 bringing along co-founders Rich Miner , Andy Rubin , Chris White and Nick Sears (former VP at T-Mobile) .
Google, the world’s largest internet search engine plans to shake up the smart phone market dominated by Blackberry and iPhone. The 3G phone is 4.6 x 2.2 inches, weighs 5.6 oz, features a 480 x 320 HVGA display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard , GPS , 3.1megapixel camera with photo sharing capability , up to 8GB of memory, 5 hours of talk time and 130 hours of standby.
The new phone is integrated with Google applications such as Google Maps and G-Mail and can play videos from YouTube. The T-Mobile G1, which comes in three colors: black, white and brown will be available in stores in the United States on October 22 and will cost $179 USD.