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The T-mobile Android G1 smartphone in dramatic black is an all-embracing Web experience with a touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard and trackball for easy access to full Web pages. It has a Google search bar built in and preloaded Amazon music store, for example, with high-speed internet connection for emails and browsing.

The G1, which competes with the Apple 3G iPhone and iPhone OS 2.1, has a 3.2 mega pixel camera with autofocus on the back, alongside a high-volume speaker – sadly, no standard headphone jack, but HTC’s proprietary USB audio connector. There is a large rectangular bolus in the cable with a thumbnail for adjusting the volume, a button for controlling call and music behaviour and a built-in microphone.

Among the browsing options, T-Mobile has chosen to preinstall Amazon MP3 – an interface to the music store. Unlike the iTunes Store, the music is in a DRM-free MP3 format: you can just plug the phone into a computer and copy the files over to use with music players or jukebox software.

The G1 comes with a 1 Gbyte microSD card installed, which is meagre fare, but can be augmented up to 4 GB. Battery life was not rated to date but lasts about a day with heavy data use, including downloads and video playback from YouTube.


Specifications

Weight: 158g
Battery time: 0 mAh
Bluetooth

3G or UMTS
Bluetooth
Built-in handsfree
Document viewer
EDGE for high speed data access
Email
Full keyboard
GPRS
GPS navigation
Instant messaging
Java compatible
Memory expandable via MicroSD card
MP3 Player
MP3 Ringtone
Multimedia Service MMS
SMS - text messages
T9 Predictive Text
Touch sensitive
Trackerball navigation
USB
Voice memo
Wi-Fi