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: well
by arpan on Wed 24th Sep 2008 22:05 UTC in reply to "well"
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Let the competition works.

Oh I do want the competition to work. Only if there is any competition will Apple have any need to continue to improve their phone.

And I hope there will be several more phones with the Android OS. I just think that this launch and this phone have been pretty weak. I'm hoping Android OS improves fast and that better phones come out.

Also, the number of people who hate Apple & the iPhone I would guess is a pretty small niche.

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