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CNET News Video: Google Android-based T-Mobile G1 launch event
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CNET News Video: Google Android-based T-Mobile G1 launch event

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CNET TV is on location at the launch of the Google Android-based smartphone, the T-Mobile G1.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:05 >> We're here at the T-Mobile press conference where T-Mobile has introduced the G1. This is the Google Android phone. It's made by HTC and may have executives from all over the world actually introducing this phone. So it is a 3G phone, it's also multi touch; you can slide it up and get a full keyboard as well. It hosts a whole sweet of applications including applications from Amazon where you can download music directly. It's also a messaging phone. It's got a full HTML browser and a 3-mega pixel camera. We had a chance to speak to a few experts to see what they thought. >> It's getting people to think about this in a totally different way and thinking about your cellphone, a little bit like you would, your desktop or your laptop and being able to add or delete or remove any applications that you want. So, I think it's gonna eventually turn the sort of cellphone market around and people will come to accept that sort of way of doing things but it's gonna take some time. >> I don't think it's a game changer at this point which is not to say let's underestimate these guys. Google obviously has a lot of cloud. I'm sure they're gonna devote a lot of time in resource they already have and presumably well in the future but version 1.0 is not a game changer. >> It's obviously another competitor and it is well priced but I am waiting for the G2, of course, which will be even better. >> The phone costs 179 dollars. If you're an existing T-Mobile customer, you can order today or wait until it ships in October. I'm Natali Del Conte with CNET News.

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