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HTC to launch Google Android-powered phone in India by Dec 2008

Taiwan-based cellphone major HTC (High Tech Computer) is planning to launch Google Android-powered phone in India by the end of December 2008. HTC’s G1 (the Google phone model) is a 3G phone and is specially designed to offer high-speed internet surfing. It has a touch-screen, computer-like keyboard, GPS, WiFi and a 3 megapixel camera.

Taiwan-based cellphone major HTC (High Tech Computer) is planning to launch Google Android-powered phone in India by the end of December 2008. HTC’s G1 (the Google phone model) is a 3G phone and is specially designed to offer high-speed internet surfing. It has a touch-screen, computer-like keyboard, GPS, WiFi and a 3 megapixel camera.

Labelled as competition to Apple’s iPhone, which is priced at Rs 31,000 for the 8GB model, the HTC G1 could be priced cheaper to maintain an edge in India. The price, however, will be higher than the US debut tag of around Rs 8,200 ($179), reports Business Standard .

Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices that was announced in November 2007 and developed by the Open Handset Alliance — a group comprising players like Google, HTC, Intel, Motorola and Samsung. [via Times of India ]

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