Just two weeks to wait until Googlephone goes on sale in the UK â€“ October 30 is the date according to T-Mobile who has exclusive UK rights to the phone.
I call it â€˜Googlephoneâ€™ because thatâ€™s how I think of it â€“ itâ€™s the phone that runs Googleâ€™s Android open source operating system for mobiles. Thatâ€™s an easier name to remember than â€˜T-Mobile G1 with Google.â€™
Since it was announced in New York last month, over 25,000 UK consumers have pre-registered their interest in the device, according to T-Mobile UK.
Iâ€™ve not seen one in the flesh yet but Iâ€™ve read quite a few reviews including two good ones yesterday: Google Answers the iPhone by Walt Mossberg in the Wall Street Journal, and A Hands-on First Look at Google Android by Gina Trapani at Lifehacker.com.
Thereâ€™s nowhere near the hype and buzz compared to that which surrounded the lead-up to the launch of the first iPhone last year. Googlephone is an entirely different device, though, in spite of nearly all reviews Iâ€™ve read comparing it to iPhone.
Iâ€™d be more inclined to compare it to devices like some of the top-end Nokia models (eg, N96, E71) or the Sony Ericsson Xperia.
Iâ€™ll have a better view after October 30.
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