The long-awaited HTC Dream donning its alternate name, the T-Mobile G1, has finally been unveiled. The first ever phone to run on the Google Android was presented and I can’t help but feel a bit underwhelmed. Other people are calling the phone ugly, but I’m not as displeased; I just think it’s a bit mundane.
Although it does lack the “wow” factor, I’m sure it’s got its audience as its specs are decent. The HTC Dream has a 3.17-inch HVGA resolution touch screen display and a 3.1 megapixel camera. The HSDPA/GSM phone is available in white, black, and brown and comes preinstalled with 1GB microSD card slot although it supports up to 8GB cards. There’s GPS with Google Maps, YouTube, Amazon MP3 Store, a few other apps, and of course, the Android Market. It lacks a few things though, such as a 3.5mm jack and A2DP support, but for now, the G1 will sell in the US for $179 on a $25 per month 2-year contract starting October 22. Unfortunately, Australian carriers say they’re actually “unaware of any Android plans,” and can’t even say if they’ll carry the HTC Dream in the future.
Check out T-Mobile G1′s official web site
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