Google is all set to give competition to the Apple iPhone, with the launch of its G1 mobile. The G1 phone has an amalgamation of some very high-tech features, which can make computers a thing of the past. The mobile runs on Android, an operating system that is designed in such a way that it brings the computing experience to the palm of a person. The mobile phone would allow the consumers to surf the net and carry out everyday tasks through their handset only. The touch phone also gives access to popular Google online services, like its email service - Gmail, the video-sharing website - YouTube, instant-messaging via Google Talk and even its maps service - Google Maps.
Google G1 phone has a design that has been hugely inspired by its rival, the very-popular Apple iPhone. It has a 3.2 inch screen which covers almost the entire area of the front panel. The cell phone boasts of a dimension of about 117.7 mm x 55.7 mm x 17.1 mm and weighs approximately 158 grams. The sleek phone opens up with a side slide, to reveal a well equipped QWERTY keyboard with soft keys. In short, Google G1 mobile phone is all set to impress you with its features as well as looks.
The most striking feature of the Google G1 phone is the in-built compass, which makes sure that you never ever get lost. In addition, it has been equipped with motion-sensing technology that allows the users to navigate using Google Maps just by rotating the phone in their hand. The mobile phone offers high-speed internet access, via the 3G phone network as well as via Wi-Fi. Google G1 comes with an inbuilt 2GB of memory that can be expanded up to 8GB, using an additional memory card.
Google G1 phone gives its users a one-touch access to Google mail and also assures that watching videos through the, Google-owned, YouTube is a pleasurable experience. The cell phone also promises instant messaging, using Google Talk chat service that could very well mean that death of text messaging. The users in the US will have an additional feature of one-click access to Amazon MP3, a music download service. The service will be added to the phones in UK by the year end.
Technical Specifications of Google G1 Phone
- Size: 117.7 mm x 55.7 mm x 17.1 mm
- Weight: 158 grams
- 3.2in Touch screen
- Drag and drop UI
- Slide out (full QWERTY) keyboard
- HSDPA/WCDMA: Europe: 2100 MHz, US:1700/2100 MHz
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g
- 3.2 megapixel camera
- Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate (headset, hands-free profile)
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM7201A, 528 MHz
- Memory: ROM: 256 MB, RAM: 192 MB
- Talk time: Up to 350 minutes for WCDMA, 406 minutes for GSM
- Music support (one-click ordering through Amazon)
- Compass mode (location awareness)
- Support for Push email