Today, T-Mobile along with Google officially announced the world’s first mobile phone, the HTC G1, powered by Google’s mobile OS Android, an Open Handset Alliance Project. The T-Mobile G1 combines full touch-screen functionality along with the very important QWERTY keyboard. And with Android, the new OS seems much lighter and built with open source in mind, allowing the thousands of mobile applications developers to build unique software for all Android powered phones. Of course many of Google’s popular service are already slimmed down for Android including Google Maps Street View, Gmail, YouTube and others. The phone will launch October 22nd, 2008 for $179.99.