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Photos: A first look at HTC's Android phone

US carrier T-Mobile and Google overnight detailed the the first-ever mobile handset running Google's new Android operating system. This photo gallery gives you a close look at the phone.
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The T-Mobile G1 is also known as the HTC Dream, and is the first phone to use Android, a new mobile operating system by Google. Shown here is the device's home screen. You can drag and drop shortcut applications directly on to it.

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The T-Mobile G1 has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, which is great for typing out email and text messages. There's a dedicated Web key on the keyboard that brings up the web browser. The screen shown here is the Photo Album.

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The G1 in the hand at the 23 September launch event in the US.

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The T-Mobile G1 also comes in black. Note that the bottom navigation part juts out at a slight angle, presumably so the microphone is closer to the mouth.

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In the US, the T-Mobile G1 will come with Amazon's MP3 Store already loaded in the device. This lets you buy and download DRM-free songs over the air.

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Since it runs an operating system from Google, the G1 is primed to handle Google Search and other Google applications. Just enter in your Google Mail account log-in information, and you're free to access your account whenever you wish.

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The T-Mobile G1 also comes in this brown hue. The screen is currently showing what looks like a status page, where you can view the currently playing track, incoming text messages, new voice mail messages, plus a news ticker.

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The T-Mobile G1 comes with a 'compass mode' powered by Google Maps. This orients the Street View according to the user's position.

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