Google Android phone - GPhone launches in NYC

September 23rd, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

GphoneThe Gphone, first mobile phone by Google launching in New York Tuesday, Sep 23, with fastest one-touch internet access and smooth multi-tasks.

Release of Gphone is expected to spark major competition with iPhone and other big mobile company such as BlackBerry and Sony. It is heading to markets in coming Christmas shopping season.

The Android based mobile phone is to cost $199, around the same cost of 8GB iPhone. Gphone featured with a slide-out keypad which is being manufactured by Taiwan’s HTC Corp, large touchscreen with vibrating feedback as well as a fold-out Qwerty keypad, faster web access, it has GPS chip which enables satellite navigation using Google maps, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Maps, GChat and Google’s new web browser and Chrome. It also has WiFi support and a 3.0 megapixel camera.

The Android based Gphone will be available in US in October and expected to reach mobile markets around the world soon.

Android is a software platform and operating system for mobile devices, based on the Linux operating system, developed by Google and later the Open Handset Alliance.

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