T-Mobile G1 available in the UK starting October 30

Good news for mobile users over in the UK: the Android powered T-Mobile G1 smartphone will be available for them starting October 30, exclusively on T-Mobile.

What’s its price? Well there’s no price at all, as the device itself will be free if bought with any of T-Mobile’s Combi or Flext plans.

Of course, you will have to pay at least £40 per month, but you get 800 minutes and unlimited texts with the Combi plan and 1,250 minutes plus 2,500 texts with the Flext.

Manufactured by HTC and running on Google’s open source Android OS, T-Mobile G1 is “built for the Internet”, as T-Mobile says. The smartphone will come with lots of preinstalled Google services, like Google Maps or Google Talk, and with access to Android Market, where users can check out and download lots of apps.


T-Mobile UK states that more than 25,000 customers have pre-registered for a G1 until now. So it looks like it is not only the US that’s under the spell of Android, but Great Britain too.

Here’s a recap on the specs of T-Mobile G1:

  • Quad band GSM connectivity, 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • HSDPA/HSUPA connectivity
  • 3.2 inches touchscreen with 320 x 480 pixels
  • Trackball navigation (hello, BlackBerry)
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • GPS, built-in compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Full HTML browser, email
  • Music player
  • Bluetooth
  • 3.2 MP autofocus camera
  • 2GB MicroSD card in the box
  • Up to 5 hours of talk time; up to 130 hours of stand by time
  • 158 grams, 117.7 x 55.7 x 26.5 mm

Not at all bad, that’s for sure. Now, if only the smartphone had looked a bit nicer… Anyway, the G1 will be available from T-Mobile UK in black and white, so customers at least get to choose between two color versions.

Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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