With the announcement of Google’s phone, will it be a mobile phone battle between Google and Apple?

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Based on the Android platform, the T-Mobile HTC Dream G1 phone is the first phone to be powered by Google’s mobile operating system. Definitely a strong rival to all mobile phone brands out there, especially with Google’s strong appeal by consumers.

Video commercial of the HTC Dream G1 Phone:

G1 Phone video demo and introduction:

Phone specs:

  • 528Mhz Qualcomm 7201 processor
  • Data kit for USB connectivity in the box
  • 64MB Internal RAM
  • 128MB Internal ROM
  • 1GB MicroSD card
  • 5 Row QWERTY keypad
  • Trackball
  • Dedicated camera button
  • 3.1MP camera (no flash) 2048 x 1536
  • Video playback files – H.264, streaming, 3GPP, MPEG4, and Codec 3GP
  • Dedicated YouTube Player
  • Audio playback files – MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, MPEG4, WAV, MIDI, REAL AUDIO, OGG
  • Wallpaper supports JPG, BMP, PNG, and GIF
  • Speakerphone (mono, natch)
  • Ringtones (MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA)
  • HTTP, WAP Push, xHTML
  • Bluetooth (class 1)
  • Picture Caller ID
  • SMS and MMS support (Take that Apple!)
  • POP, IMAP, and SMTP, AOL, and GMAIL email
  • AIM, MSN, YAHOO, and GTALK messaging
  • Quad Band (850, 900, 1800, 1900)
  • 3G
  • 802.11b & 802.11g
  • UMTS (1,4), HSDPA, SUPL
  • 1150mAh battery
  • Screen size is 3.17? with HVGA (480 x 320)
  • Handset 117 x 55 x 16mm
  • 5.6 oz weight
  • Sync capable with Google Calendar
  • Downloadable content via Android Marketplace
  • Google Streetview with built-in compass

One thing to note that the phone’s camera does not have a video recording function. But specs wise it is really a phone packed with features, not forgetting the phone’s ability to run a ton of open source Android applications out there.

The best feature for me would definitely be the qwerty keyboard as I will never get used to tapping around on a touchscreen.

via G4 and livecrunch