Android phone - some proper pics at last!

And it's just like the patent says

The Google Phone / HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1 (whatever you want to call it) has finally appeared with some proper pics to let you take a much better gander.

As far as we can tell, there's no banana-style kick flip to make the phone into a design oddity, so at least we can be thankful for small mercies.

Coming soon?

So...what can we gather from these pics? It's going to go to T-Mobile, likely under the G1 guise, and judging by the quality of the handset on display, should be coming within the next four months (i.e. before Christmas for those without a calendar handy).

You'd have to also assume that's a touchscreen on there, even though a slide-out QWERTY keyboard is hidden under the screen.

The amount of free and paid for applications on a phone driven by something Google has been behind (among others of course) is seems the sooner this can come out, the sooner we get a rival to the App Store.

And that can only be a good thing.


Phones and Tablets Editor

Gareth (Twitter, Google+) has been part of the mobile phone industry from the era of the brick to the tiny device in the pocket... and now watching them grow back up to behemothic proportions once more. He's spent five years dissecting all the top phones in the world as TechRadar's Phones and Tablets Editor, and still can't resist answering the dreaded question - "which new phone should I get?" - with 15 choices.