Today was the big day, a culmination of months of hard work, dedication, and a few spy shots. It took the concerted effort of HTC, T-Mobile, and Google to bring us to this day, but it’s finally here. May I present the T-Mobile G1 with Google.
You may know it as the HTC Dream or the first gPhone. Whatever you want to call it, the Sidekick-esque smartphone looks exactly like how we saw in leaked photos and the specs are pretty much in line as well.
The T-Mobile G1 has a 3.17″ HVGA (480×320) touchscreen display, 5 hours of talk time, 3.1 megapixel camera, quad-band GSM/EDGE, dual-band UMTS/HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, Google Maps, microSD expansion (1GB card preinstalled), Android Market, Amazon MP3 store, YouTube, ShopSavvy (comparison shopping app), Ecorior (track your daily travels and view your carbon footprint), and BreadCrumbz (visual map using photos).
Look for the T-Mobile G1 to start shipping on October 22nd with a $179 asking price. That’s with a two-year contract and you get unlimited data with “some messaging” for $25 a month. Totally unlimited data and messaging is $35 month, and both of these data plans require voice plans.