First Android phone to retail for $199
Cheaper than the iPhone?
The Googlephone will cost $199 when it lands on T-Mobile in the US next week.
Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reports that customers will be required to sign up a service contract of unknown duration with T-Mobile in order to bag themselves one of the Android-based talkers.
This suggests that the phone will initially appear only in the US on pay-monthly tariffs and not – as some would hope – on a pay-as-you-go package.
It’s also been rumoured that the Android talker, which is manufactured by HTC, will be called the T-Mobile G1. Until now it had received several unofficial titles, including the HTC Dream and Googlephone.
Some of the G1’s design features have already trickled through, including a BlackBerry-esque trackball for on-screen navigation and slide out Qwerty keyboard.
at least mick's comment was witty and short; as a lib-dem myself responses like yours are simply embarrassing.
re: new name for google phone.
(can be pronounced goo-bull or goo-<stomatch fluid>. Though i like the sound of the latter (gurgle))
Goggle +3g =4g =gggg
I wonder what the gooey will look like.
Should be called
Roid Phone. Hemmor (ok, the h isn't only silent, it's invisible in this example), Ster, And you decide. But I shall, forever more, refer to it as the roid phone. Did you get rogered by the roid phone cause in the U.S. T-Mob appears to think 3G is the year they'll offer broadband speeds, not a network speed? Seriously, who wants a data phone on EDGE?
Mine's the one with a Nokia 1100 in the pocket.