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T-Mobile G1 expanding to other European countries

updated 04:45 pm EST, Tue January 20, 2009

G1 expanding in Europe

The T-Mobile G1 handset will soon be offered in more European countries, the wireless carrier's Chief Executive, Hamid Akhavan, announced on Monday. Thus far the phone is only available in the US and Britain, but by January 30th, it will be made available in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Austria, while Germany will get the Android OS-based handset on February 2nd, with Poland being added later on in February.

According to Akhavan, the handset is the most successful phone ever sold in the United States, with several hundred thousand units sold since October. The handset is made by Taiwan-based HTC Corp. and sports a touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard and Wi-Fi connection in addition to data network connectivity. Unlike the competing Apple iPhone, its operating system is open-source, allowing more freedom for developers to write software for the device.

While the handset sells for $179 at T-Mobile in the US with a two-year contract, it will be priced at just 1 euro (about $1.33) in Germany with a two-year commitment.



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