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T-Mobile "G-1"

The G1 was the first

Android

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

Android OS

.

See our review of the HTC G1.

T-Mobile "myTouch 3G"

T-Mobile's second

Android

world phone, the myTouch 3G was the first to have only onscreen keyboards like Apple's iPhone. It's slimmer than

Android

phones with hardware keyboards, and it runs Android OS 1.5.

See our review of the myTouch 3G.

T-Mobile "Cliq"

The first of Motorola's

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Android

smartphones, the Cliq is a world phone with slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and it introduces the new, social-networking-heavy Motoblur interface. It runs

Android

OS 1.5.

See our review of the Motorola Cliq.

T-Mobile Sprint "HTC Hero"

The Hero is Sprint's first

Android

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

Android

OS 1.5.

See our review of the HTC Hero.

Sprint "Samsung Moment"

The Moment is the first

Android

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

Android

OS 1.5.

See our review of the Samsung Moment.

Verizon "Droid"

The

Motorola Droid

is the first

Android

phone for Verizon, the first to run on Android OS 2.0 and the first with free turn-by-turn built-in GPS. The

Motorola Droid

sports a fast ARM processor, is loaded with features and works on the Verizon network.

Droid sales

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

Android

OS 1.5.

See our review of the Droid Eris.

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