Today in New York City T-Mobile, HTC and Google officially unveiled the much anticipated G1. The touch-screen phone is the first to use Google's open source Android platform. Available on 22 October 2008 for $179, this device offers the first user experience that even comes close to the ease, quality and delight of the iPhone interface. Some aspects of the touch-based interface are what we've come to expect, while other innovations are destined to become new standards. Phone locking, for example, uses a gesture based code instead of a pin code as shown in the video below.
This video was shot on the Kodak Zi6 pocket HD video camera which we just started playing with and are liking a whole lot.
There's a great demo video on the G1 site; for the full pitch head over to Phonescoop for further details.