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HTC T-Mobile and Google announce the Android G1

The world’s first Android based mobile phone manufactured by HTC in partnership with Google, the G1 will soon be available from T-Mobile, and offers a full touch-screen combined with a QWERTY keyboard and features such as Google Maps Street View, YouTube and Gmail along with many others.

Group product and innovation officer of Deutsche Telekom, Christopher Schläffer, says: “We are proud that T-Mobile is the first operator in the world to launch an Android-powered mobile device.”

Senior director of mobile platforms for Google, Andy Rubin, adds: “Today’s news signifies an important first step for the Open Handset Alliance: With Android, we’ve opened the mobile Web not only for millions of users, but also to mobilize the developer community that understands the next most important platform in the world rests in the palm of our hand.”

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