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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In Japan? Why in Japan? In the whole world, there are hundreds of phones. The iphone is in the top selling only in the US. Maybe there are more Apple fan in the US that anywhere else...

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sakeniwefu Member since:

Because Japan has lots of consumers and is one of the countries where mobile phone technology hasn't been at stone age for a long time already.
It is amazing the kind of crap that is still being sold in the West. Even high end 3G phones are lame when compared to Japanese phones from 10 years ago. This is the reason why the iPhone is doing exceptionally well in Western markets(no need to be no1), because there was no competition at all, now that a phone that seems to satisfy mobile phone connoisseurs, things might change.
I don't care one way or the other, i only switch phones when they break.

Edited 2008-09-24 15:24 UTC

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agrouf Member since:

The USA is not "the West".

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