HTC inks deal with Microsoft on patents for Android phones in a possible defensive move against Apple lawsuit.
The first U.S. cell phone based on Google's Android platform is now available at T-Mobile stores. The G1 costs $180 with a two-year service agreement and mail-in rebate. It is a direct competitor to the Apple iPhone.
T-Mobile has unveiled the G1, the first mobile phone to run Google's Android software. At a press conference in New York, the company showed the phone, which is based on HTC's Dream handset.