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World’s first Android phone on sale today

T-Mobile handset has Google operating system

Android G1 smartphone

The G1 features a 480×320 pixel touchscreen

The eagerly anticipated G1 Android smartphone is finally available in the UK, on the T-Mobile network.

The G1 is the first Android phone available in the UK, and will be launched on 30 October 2008, both on the T-Mobile website, and at its flagship store on Oxford Street in London, which will open at 7am. 

Which? technology expert Al Warman was excited by the launch. ‘It’s been a year since Android was first mentioned, and Google’s entrance into the world of mobile phones could bring power and simplicity to your mobile life as much as it changed the internet.’

The Android phone is already available in the US, and has been eagerly awaited in the UK. Keen mobile phone fans have been able to register for launch updates at the T-mobile website, and an online Android G1 phone emulator is available so you can play with the interface prior to the arrival of the real thing.

The G1 is available free on T-Mobile Combi and Flext tariffs of over £40 a month, which will include unlimited net browsing.

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