Later on today T-Mobile and Google will announce the first smartphone based on the Android platform. However images and some of the specs of the device already leaked. Have a look-see of those, while we wait for the real deal.
The T-Mobile G1 is definitely not among the most nice looking handset out there - the design could have benefited from some additional time on the drawing board. Nevertheless, the first Android handset sports a cool looking specs sheet and it's the OS that attracts the attention. Gizmodo seem to have a nice list of the 10 most interesting upcoming Android apps - be sure to check those.
As TmoNews reports, the T-Mobile G1 will have a 65K color HVGA screen (480 x 320 pixels), which the same resolution as the iPhone. Touchscreen it is, too - but the G1 will also have a trackball below the display. The G1 will measure the same height as the iPhone, only a bit less wide and slightly thicker.
The T-Mobile G1 will also have a 3 megapixel camera, but unfortunately there's no video recording. The iPhone is clear evidence that manufacturers can get away with that. Bluetooth functionality will be initially rather limited - only headset connectivity - but full support will come later on. Sound all too familiar again.
Other than that, you can expect all the other usual high-end stuff such as GPS, Wi-Fi, and 3G. We doubt T-Mobile customers will benefit much from the 3G functionality, given the dodgy coverage but we are sure things will get better with time.
That's it for now, stay tuned for more information. The official presentation is due to start in 10:30 AM EST or 16:30 CET.
No Video...What are they thinking... Seems they rushed this one...Could have been cooler and with better specs
darn... I expected a big bang from Android OS smartphone but all i get is a tiny spark. WinMo still rocks!
can this phone BE any uglier?