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T-Mobile G1 Arrives in Stores

Now you can see for yourself: The T-Mobile G1, the first phone to run Google's Android operating system, hit stores today.

In markets where T-Mobile provides 3G mobile-broadband service, you should be able to take a G1 home if you wish; otherwise, you'll be able to play with one but not buy it in a store. The Washington area is among those bandwidth-deprived places, but the Bellevue, Wash., wireless carrier announced last week that it would launch 3G service here in "late November."

With the G1's retail debut come some new programs in the Android Market, its catalog of add-on programs. It now features such new items as a "T-Mobile HotSpot Connect" application that finds nearby T-Mobile WiFi access points and the first of what I hope will be many alternative data-synchronization tools -- ContactsSync, which claims to sync up the G1's address book with contacts stored on a Microsoft Exchange server.

The Market also lists updated versions of many of the programs I installed while researching last week's column -- but, to my dismay, doesn't seem to offer an auto-update feature that would notify me of these updates, as the iPhone's App Store does.

Have you tried out or bought a G1 today? Tell people what you think of this gadget by posting a quick review in the comments here.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 22, 2008; 11:45 AM ET
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The G1 is so cool, I have gotta get this after seeing all the videos on

The T-Mobile G1 is definately an iPhone Killer!

Posted by: Mewoo | October 22, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

I've got mine and am happy so far, but it's going to be a little while before more apps get fully released. Once apps like AndNav come out things will really get interesting.

Posted by: BR | October 22, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jaider bertoli | October 22, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

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