T-Mobile G1 out on October 30

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The T-Mobile G1, or the Google phone to you and I, will go on sale on 30 October in the UK. The Android open source-powered mobile has attracted 25,000 UK consumers to pre-register for the device. The tarrif will be £40 a month with “unlimited” data for all that Google Maps, Google Talk IM and Google Mail you’ll be using.

Problem though: It has no in-built video recording capability and though it can play video through a dedicated YouTube app, it can’t play Flash inside the browser. Not great. Here’s some video of the phone at launch:

Here are the vital statistics:
• Available in two colours – black and white
• GPS and compass
• HTML email client, POP3 or IMAP
• 3.5G (HSDPA/HSUPA) and Wi-Fi
• 3 Mega pixel camera
• MP3 music player
• Pre-installed 2 GB Micro SD memory card (device supports up to an 8 GB card)
• Bluetooth-enabled
• Up to 130 hours standby and up to 5 hours talk time
• Dimensions: 117.7 x 55.7 x 26.5 mm
• Weight: 158g

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