T-Mobile today unveiled the G1, the HTC Dream phone based on the Google Android platform. It’s basically an HTC phone so T-Mobile’s $179 + 2 year contract price may hint of a possible unlock price when it goes global.
– 3.2 inch touch screen (480×320 pixel resolution)
– 2GB internal storage (up to 8GB via microSD)
– 3MP camera
– WiFi 802.11 b/g
– qwerty keyboard
What’s still unsure is the actual price of the handset once it ships out to other regions but based on the pricing history of previous HTC mobile phones, it might not be pretty:
HTC Dream (Google T-Mobile G1 Phone): somewhere between Php36,000 – Php50,800. It could be somewhere in the vicinity of Php42,000 just like the Diamond.
So if people got frustrated with the iPhone 3G’s price, no doubt they’ve be more frustrated with this one (to think that Google Android is free).