Phone that runs on Google software

September 23, 2008 7:19:55 AM PDT
Remember last year when Google announced that it would give away software that could run cell phones? The idea was well received, but how would that technology translate into the real world of cell phones? The answer comes today.

Today T-Mobile USA will reveal the first phone to use Android, the Google software platform. The new phone is called the G1 and its expected to feature a touch screen and a slide-out, full-alphabet keyboard.

There aren't many other details available, but it's expected that the phone will begin selling soon and The Wall Street Journal reports it will retail for $199 and carry the Google brand.

On the Net: Google site: T-Mobile site:

Ed Donahue The AP's Ed Donahue reports the new Google phone is called G-One.

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