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September 24, 2008

How’s the Google G1 Android Phone?

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.

First things first though, the actual specs of the T-Mobile G1 phone:

- 3.2 inch touch screen (480×320 pixel resolution)
- 3G/HSDPA
- 2GB internal storage (up to 8GB via microSD)
- GPS
- 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 Touch Dual: Php36,000
HTC Touch Diamond: Php42,000
HTC Touch Pro: Php50,800

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).

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40 Responses to “How’s the Google G1 Android Phone?”

  1. cath says:

    yes. me too. i need help on how to set up the google thing. im stucked. im using globe and set up the apn settings but it wont work…even if im in a wifi zone. whats the deal? ;(

  2. hdizzy says:

    can someone unlock a g1 tmobil phone in the philippines

  3. hdizzy says:

    how much and where should i bring my G1 t-mobil cell phone to get unlock…pls help…thanx

  4. torture says:

    whenever i change the mcc and mnc on my g1 the apn settings does not save.

  5. torture says:

    *do not save. help please. thanks!

  6. Lyn says:

    ei..i guess mas mabuti..you try surfing the net to unlock your google HTC phone…via ur own..kasi nanamantala ang mga repair shop…
    try mo na lang ang cell2get.com i guess ok sya

  7. darla says:

    i just wanna know how to unlock the new g1 t mobile phone..i used all samples from this site and yet it’s not working..i used globe and smart sim but it won’t work..

  8. Gem says:

    Please help me. Please emial me the apn settings for globe. im stuck in the activation screen. I can’t get connected to the internet to activate the phone using my gmail account.

    Thanks

  9. iojrn says:

    @ gem:dont go sa mga ngppunlock it will cost you 1k or so,try mo this setup for smart:
    settings—> APNs
    name: smart
    Apn: internet
    proxy: 10.102.61.46
    port: 9201
    mcc: 515
    mnc:03
    then save it.

    • che says:

      hi na try ko na un sinabi mo and yes naka connect na ko sa internet thanks very much..kso un sim ko na smart ayaw din gumana pano ba i unlock para umandar ang smart sim ko tnx

  10. iojrn says:

    malamang mggalit sakin ang mga pngpgawaan co ahaha…well madami kcng nmmantala.
    u cant sign in tru wifi connection guys,ur sim must have a regular load

  11. krispie says:

    one u need wifi connection. plus a computer. go on google and they have ways how to setup your g1 to be able to get into wifi settings during the registration screen. from there, u can use the wifi to sign on google.

    type something like how to register g1 without data plan. the whole process can be a little complicated but its worth it

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