Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 21:46 UTC, submitted by irbis
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless After months of anticipation T-Mobile and Google have unveiled the G1, the first commercially available handheld to run Google's Linux-based Android mobile operating system. The smartphone, made by HTC, will be available on Oct. 22. The G1 will support 3G, EDGE and WiFi, includes a wide touchscreen besides of a slideout QWERTY keyboard, a 3-megapixel camera, a music player and applications like Google Maps with Street View. More applications are expected soon, developed by the community. In response to Android's entry into the market, the leading cell phone maker Nokia is planning on freeing and making its Symbian platform royalty-free too. Nokia's David Rivas, head of technology management at Nokia's S60 business sees little future for the practice of billing handset vendors for each phone sold with a particular operating system.
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RE[4]: Software YAY! Hardware NAY!
by arpan on Wed 24th Sep 2008 19:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Software YAY! Hardware NAY!"
arpan
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I think that is going to be a little difficult. This phone has basically the same hardware, plus a keyboard and slightly better camera.

In addition, Apple is already selling the iPhone in huge quantites, and so has the advantage of numbers on their side.

Plus they already have a thriving application + media store from which they get a large income as well.

I don't think this phone is going to be much cheaper. If they wanted it to be much cheaper, they could have launched with a cheaper price and gotten a lot more publicity. Not going to be much publicity when the decrease the price a month after everybody's board with it

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