Android is now available via the T-Mobile G1 which is for sale as of today.  You can go get them while they last for $179.99 with a 2 year service contract.  While this is still no iPhone, it is a worthy competitor in that it can basically do everything the iPhone can and more, due to its open source operating system, but lacks the refinement of some upscale phones.  The G1 and Android offer some interesting possibilities and does not have filtered apps like that of the iPhone.  We can’t wait to see what is done with Android as it matures and acquires refinement.


The Phone features:

One touch access to: Search, Maps, Gmail, Youtube, Calendar, and Google Talk
Gmail account and data plan required
3.1 mp camera, no video recording
No stereo bluetooth (A2DP)
Dimensions: 4.6 x 2.16 x 0.63 in
Weighs 5.6 ounces (~160 grams)
480×320 65K color screen
5 hour talk time, 130 hour standby time
Expandable up to 8GB


[T-Mobile G1]