T-Mobile and Google just unveiled the G1, a rebranded HTC Dream that’s the first phone to come out that comes loaded with Android, Google’s open-source software, meaning anyone in the world will be able to design applications for this thing. Clearly taking aim squarely at the iPhone, the G1 is a touchscreen phone with a slide-out keyboard.
The Android platform will offer Google applications such as Google Maps with street view, push Gmail, and YouTube that’s integrated into the device. There’s also one-touch access to the Amazon MP3 store, allowing you to download music directly to the phone. We’ll have a hands-on with it later today, but you’ll be able to pick one of these bad boys up starting on October 22 for $179.