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.
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