The replacement for the T-Mobile G1 has been announced, and this carrier is apparently trying to clear out its remaining stock by dropping the cost of this Android-based smartphone.
This device originally debuted last year at $180, and this summer dropped to $150. It is now selling for $130.
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The G1 was the very first smartphone running Android, but T-Mobile recently introduced the myTouch 3G. More importantly, last week it unveiled the Motorola Cliq, which will replace the G1 in this carrier’s lineup.
In addition, Android-based models will soon be released by Sprint and Verizon.
Still, T-Mobile has said it is committed to introducing future software updates for the G1, so it won’t immediately become obsolete.
An Overview of the T-Mobile G1
The T-Mobile G1 is a consumer-oriented smartphone with a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen, a QWERTY keyboard, GPS, and Wi-Fi. It also sports a microSD card slot and a 3.2 megapixel camera.
The G1 runs Android, an operating system that was developed primarily by Google. This has a highly-functional web browser, and includes tie-ins to a number of this company’s online services, like Gmail and Google Maps.
There is also a rapidly growing collection of third-party software available.
Source: T-Mobile USA