T-Mobile has dropped the cost of its original Android device to $150. This price drop comes as this carrier is getting ready to launch its second smartphone running Google’s operating system
Previously, the T-Mobile G1 was going for $180. The official price now is $30 less.
The next Android-based model will be introduced next month. The T-Mobile myTouch 3G won’t replace the earlier model, but will instead give users a slimmer option without a built-in keyboard.
Still, the G1 has been on the market for 8 months now, and a price cut at this point is par for the course.
UPDATE: For a a short time, some users were able to purchase this smartphone from T-Mobile for just $50, but this special is over. The G1 has now reverted to its new price, $150.
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.
What makes the G1 special though isn’t the hardware, but that it’s the first device running 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