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T-Mobile G1 bites the dust

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jul 2010 20:24

T-Mobile G1 bites the dust The first ever Android phone, the T-Mobile G1 by HTC, has finally been removed from T-Mobile's online and brick-and-mortar stores, marking the end of an era.
Android's first smartphone launched in September, 2008.

Frankly, it was only a matter of time before T-Mobile decided to drop the device as its 528 MHz processor, 3.2 inch display, and Android 1.6 OS are obsolete. The phone is also bulky.

While you can root your G1 to have Android 2.1 Eclair, it never ran as fast as you would hope, as the device was not made to handle the new software updates.

The G1's likely replacement is the HTC G1 Blaze, which has an expected September 9th release date. The phone will have a 1GHz processor and a 3.7-inch screen, along with a full QWERTY keypad.

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