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T-Mobile UK - G1 Sales to Hit 100,000 as New Features Launch

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T Mobile has announced that UK sales of its Android based smartphone, the G1, are set to reach 100,000 in just six months since launch. The mobile operator also confirmed that it will launch its second Android based device later this year.

The news comes as the groundbreaking phone is about to receive a raft of brand new features, including a touch-screen keyboard and video record and playback, which will be available in May thanks to the Android 1.5 software update.

The software update allows G1 owners to use the 3.2 megapixel camera to film videos and upload them straight to YouTube, as well as uploading photos straight to their personal Picasa Web Album. There are numerous other new features and improvements with the new update, including new widgets for the calendar and the music player, alongside new zoom functions on the G1's camera and improvements to the e-mail client and the web browser.

Richard Warmsley, Head of Internet and Entertainment, T-Mobile, said: "Sales of the T-Mobile G1 have exceeded our expectations - we are very excited to hit the milestone of 100,000 units sold in just over six months. Our customer research has shown us that nine out of ten G1 users would recommend it to a friend and this is down to the great user experience, web browsing via T-Mobile's award winning Broadband network, the value a customer receives on our 18 month price plans, and G1 features such as the slide-out QWERTY keyboard."

Richard continued: "We're committed to delivering a market leading internet service, and are excited that with the G1 and Android Market customers can tailor that experience to make it more relevant to how they want to use their phone. We're looking forward to launching another groundbreaking phone on Android later this year."

Recent independent research shows that 90% of G1 owners are extremely satisfied with the device and the value they get with their price plan and would recommend the G1 to a friend (Customer satisfaction results from research conducted by Simpson Carpenter 1st April 2009).

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