The Google Phone

It looks like T-Mobile’s going to start selling a phone (made by HTC!) in about a month running Google’s Android. Engadget has more on the phone.

What interests me more than anything is its openness: Palm has an SDK, and so do most of the other smartphone makers. But none are totally free, or actively promoting their use. Android seems like the perfect phone for geeks.

They even had a Developer Challenge giving away lots of money for applications, with some neat ones as results. There’s another gallery of applications out there, too. T-Mobile has accidentally (?) published the manual online, and Engadget has an interview with the CTO, who basically says that, while they don’t really like unlocking phones / tethering, they don’t intend to cripple this phone.

iPhone? G1? Both?

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