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Google selling unlocked Android phone for $399 USD

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Dec 2008 0:11 User comments (3)

Google selling unlocked Android phone for $399 USD Google's Android team has announced that they will begin selling the unlocked Android Dev Phone 1 for $399 USD. The mobile phone will be the first Android-based phone to be both SIM-unlocked and hardware-unlocked and available to the public.
Google created the Linux-based OS to compete against other mobile operating systems such as Microsoft Windows Mobile, Nokia Symbian, Apple's iPhone and RIM.

The move should prompt extra sales to consumers who do not want to buy the T-Mobile-locked G1.

The unit will be available in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, India, Canada, France, Taiwan, Spain, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Poland, and Hungary and will work with any GSM carrier.

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3 user comments

18.12.2008 10:33

the one bad move on googles part, they realized and rectified.

28.12.2008 15:27

If i buy this phone, can I use it for Cingular services?

38.12.2008 22:47

Wow! Now this is what I'm talking about! Great marketing! Keep the andriod open to all carrier around the world. Unlike apple trying to be exculive with at&t. (this by the way will only cripple the Iphone Later in it's life) Hopefully this is a phone to be reckoned with. If this is a hit..then this will be a huge triumph to the open source market. I can only imagine the creativity of programing that will surround this phone. AWSOME!

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