Google Phone: Upcoming Rival of iPhone

While Apple's hot-selling iPhone is making a banging name in the mobile phone industry, internet search leader and developer Google is trying to compete with Apple with its newest gadget, the Google Phone.

This is probably a huge difference and advancement of Google as it enter the mobile phone market with its front liner, the Google Phone.

The Google Phone, also known as the T-Mobile G1, is the first mobile device powered by Google's open-source Android software, and will be available in stores in the United States on October 22 and will cost 179 dollars. International release is still to be announced and could probably be launched after the G1 would be successful in the U.S.

The G1 offers many of the features of the iPhone and Research in Motion's popular BlackBerry including a touch screen similar to that of the iPhone, a trackball for navigation, high-speed Internet browsing, Wi-Fi, e-mail, instant messaging and SMS texting.

It has a 3.0-megapixel camera with photo-sharing capability and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a feature lacking on the iPhone.

The new phone has, unsurprisingly, been closely integrated with Google applications such as Google Maps and G-Mail and can display videos from YouTube, the video-sharing site purchased by Google in 2006.