Free GPhone on £40+ monthly contracts from T-Mobile

gphone.jpgGPhone, Google phone, T-Mobile G1… Call it what you will, we now know how you can get your hands on the first Android phone – T-Mobile’s exclusive new smartphone running on Google’s Android mobile handset operating system. More or less.

The smartphone will be free on monthly contracts from £40+, says T-Mobile, including unlimited browsing.

Interested T-Mobile customers can get updates direct from the horse’s mouth by registering online at or you can check out the G1 info on HTC’s site.

Other key points in the T-Mobile G1 gphone announcement:

  • available in UK by Christmas 2008
  • QWERTY keyboard and trackball
  • 3G (HSDPA) and Wi-Fi built in
  • microSD slot
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • manufactured by HTC
  • built-in access to “Android Market” – Android’s answer to the iPhone Apps store
  • Android’s an open-source platform – so there’s a chance it’ll see faster, more flexible developments than other platforms…

Update @ 18:20Ian Grant’s T-Mobile G1 story on has further details – the barcode scanner / price comparison application could be a great bargaining tool when haggling with ‘price promise’ retailers.