The G1 was the first
phone to reach U.S. buyers more than a year ago. Made by HTC for T-Mobile, the G1 is a world phone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It currently runs version 1.5 of the
See our review of the HTC G1.
T-Mobile "myTouch 3G"
world phone, the myTouch 3G was the first to have only onscreen keyboards like Apple's iPhone. It's slimmer than
phones with hardware keyboards, and it runs Android OS 1.5.
See our review of the myTouch 3G.
The first of Motorola's
smartphones, the Cliq is a world phone with slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and it introduces the new, social-networking-heavy Motoblur interface. It runs
See our review of the Motorola Cliq.
T-Mobile Sprint "HTC Hero"
The Hero is Sprint's first
phone. This slim handset with onscreen keyboards sports HTC's slick Sense home screen interface, which will also be used on non-Android phones. Verizon's version of the Hero is called "Droid Eris." It runs
See our review of the HTC Hero.
Sprint "Samsung Moment"
The Moment is the first
phone from the world's No. 2 cell phone manufacturer. It has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and is Sprint's first phone with an 800MHz ARM processor. It runs
See our review of the Samsung Moment.
is the first
phone for Verizon, the first to run on Android OS 2.0 and the first with free turn-by-turn built-in GPS. The
sports a fast ARM processor, is loaded with features and works on the Verizon network.
have been followed closely as a proxy for both the future health of Motorola and Verizon's plan to team with Google.
See our review of the Motorola Droid.
Verizon "Droid Eris"
The Droid Eris is Verizon's version of Sprint's HTC Hero phone, with price the biggest difference between the two. Sprint charges $180 for Hero, while Verizon is charging $100 for Eris. It runs
See our review of the Droid Eris.