Google Readies Smartphone for Mid-September ReleaseGoogle Readies Smartphone for Mid-September Release
<a href="http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/08/first-google-an.html">Wired</a>, <a href="http://venturebeat.com/2008/08/14/sources-htcs-google-android-phone-is-weeks-away-from-launching/">VentureBeat</a>
August 15, 2008
Rumors appear to be solidifying that Google's Android-based smartphone will hit market next month.The phone, developed by mobile-device maker HTC and said to be named G1, is expected to match many of the capabilities of Apple?s iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry and Palm's offerings. The phone will feature a 5-inch x 3-inch touchscreen that also slides out to expose a full five-row keyboard, 3G connectivity and a 3-megapixel camera. Its Android operating system, which relies on Linux version 2.6 for core system services, is the work of the Google-led Open Handset Alliance.
When the phone goes on sale, likely Sept. 17, it will be for T-Mobile customers only at the reduced price of $150. G1 will go into general release a week later, priced between $250 and $400.Wired, VentureBeat
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