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T-Mobile To Release The G1 Smartphone On October 30th, Starts from £31.50 per month

T-Mobile UK says that the HTC Android G1 smartphone will be on sale in the UK from the 30th of October with more than 25,000 potential UK buyers having pre-registered to purchase the handset.

As expected, the G1 will be available on T-mobile for free on Combi and Flext tariffs for as little as £40 per month although T-Mobile is currently offering 18-months Flext 40 and Combi 35 contracts for £31.50 when ordering online (opens in new tab).

As well as unlimited Internet, Combi 35 gives you 800 minutes and unlimited texts, whereas Flext 40 doles out up to 1,250 minutes or up to 2,500 texts or any mix of the two.

Managing Director T-Mobile UK, Jim Hyde said: "With so much excitement generated by the announcement last month, we’re thrilled to bring the T-Mobile G1 to the UK in time for Christmas."

The G1 is the second (or third or fourth) most anticipated phone after Apple's iPhone. It will come either in black or white, have a touchscreen display, come with Google application buttons as well as a QWERTY keyboard.

T-Mobile is also throwing in 2GB microSD card which can be upgraded to 8GB (ed: if it is SDHC compatible, one could try a 32GB card).

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.