Posts Tagged ‘ G1 ’

Proximus to offer new Google Phone

Proximus will be distributing the new HTC Magic, the second mobile phone equipped with the Android operating system.  The first Google Phone was the T-Mobile G1.

The HTC Magic Google Phone will have a touch screen and will support 3G and Wifi.

More info will follow at a press conference tomorrow.

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No T-Mobile G1 in Belgium

The T-Mobile G1, the first smartphone based on the Google Android operating system, won’t become available in Belgium.  This time the problem is not due to the prohibition of combined sales, but to the fact that T-Mobile is not present in our country. 

But no worries, HTC is also working on an Android-phone, which should become available on the European market in this quarter.  Expect some more Android announcement on next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

As for the G1; he will soon get a brother, the G2 with a higher resolution, larger screen, a 5 megapixel camera and a lower energy consumption.   
Meanwhile, HTC is working on new smartphone models, that integrate elements from both Blackberry and iPhone.
Some pictures of a pink HTC model, labelled the ‘Hero’, also leaked online.

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Google Adwords for iPhone and G1

Google has announced new campaign-level options for their Adwords application, allowing advertisers to show their text and image ads on the iPhone, the T-Mobile G1, and other mobile devices with full (HTML) Internet browsers.   This way, there’s no longer the  need to create mobile landing pages or ads in mobile formats.  

For more info, check Google’s mobile blog.

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RIM introduces touch screen on Blackberry Storm

Research In Motion (RIM) has presented their new Blackberry Storm. Most striking feature of this new mobile device is its touch screen, making the obvious comparison with rival Apple’s iPhone.

The touch screen of the Storm however is remarkably different because it’s ‘clickable’: when touched, the screen depresses slightly as if it’s a typewriter key. RIM president Mike Lazaridis described the touch-screen as a “truly tactile touch interface” which “solves the longstanding problem associated with typing on traditional touch-screens.”

To fence of the stiff competition of other recent smartphones (think Apple iPhone, Google’s T-Mobile G1, Samsung Omnia,…), the Blackberry Storm offers a large range of high level features, including 3G, HTML web browser, 3.2 megapixel camera, video camera, media player and GPS.

RIM hasn’t announced a release date yet but the Storm should become available before the Christmas holiday season. In the US, it will be linked with Verizon, while in Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand it will be available with a Vodafone subscription.

Google unveils own mobile g-phone: the T-Mobile G1

Yesterday, after months of anticipation, internet search giant Google unveiled their own mobile phone.  The mobile device, manufactured by HTC and developed in collaboration with mobile operator T-Mobile, has been baptized the T-Mobile G1.   It will start quite a competition with the popular iPhone of rival Apple.  The handset, which is based on Google’s Android platform, will be available in US stores on October 22nd for $179, which is 20 dollars cheaper than the iPhone.  It comes with a 2-year subscription with T-Mobile.

the T-Mobile G1

At first glance, the design seems to us a bit less sophisticated.  It’s thicker but narrower than the iPhone.  Many of its features are similar to the iPhone and Blackberry: touch screen, trackball navigation, 3G, Wi-Fi, e-mail, GPS,…  Advantage over the iPhone is the Qwerty keyboard and a higher resolution camera (3 megapixel). However, the G1 can’t shoot video, while the iPhone can. 

To compete with Apple’s iTunes store, the T-Mobile G1 offers access to 6 million MP3 songs in the Amazon store.  And of course, there are lots of Google applications integrated in this smartphone: Google maps, Gmail, Youtube.  The mobile device is also aimed to boost Google’s open source Android software platform.

Surely, we’ll hear lots more about this new toy in the coming days & weeks!
Full product presentation can be found on www.t-mobileg1.com/