No, I haven’t decided to turn this blog into a spinoff of Engadget, but I can’t help but mention cool new technology when I read about it. Like the new Google phone which is set to make its debut Oct. 22. The phone will cost $179 and will incorporate a large touchscreen, a trackball, a slide-out keyboard and easy access to G-mail and mapping programs.
The phone will be available to T-Mobile customers in areas where the company has established its faster wireless data network. Otherwise, the phones will be available on T-Mobile’s Web site and can be used on T-Mobile’s slower data network. One cool thing about the G1 is that software developers are free to write new applications for the phone, which could add to its appeal.