I know as well as anyone that new phones are all the rage in recent months (years) since the release of the first iPhone last summer.  Now that the iPhone 3G is out, Blackberry’s touchscreen phone is coming next month and with today’s T-Mobile G1 Android announcement, the market is going to get more and more interesting.  The Android-based G1 phone has some really interesting features including support for Amazon.com’s MP3 store, Google Maps and Streetview, Goolge Talk and more.

T-Mobile and Google announce first Android phone: the G1 - General Tech  1

T-Mobile and Google announce first Android phone: the G1 - General Tech  2

You’ll be able to pick up this phone in late October for $179 with a 2-year agreement.
Google just posted a few videos showing all the Google applications loaded on the T-Mobile G1. This includes Seach, Maps, Gmail and Contacts, Calendar, Google Talk and You Tube all enabled with a single sign-on — no further logins are required. The fact that these are fully synchronized to the web negates the need for a desktop application. Nice. Amazon MP3 store, IMing, Street View compass mode and plenty more highlighted in the videos posted after the break.