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T-Mobile G1 hits one million sales

Sales of the T-Mobile G1 Android powered handset have topped one million since its launch late last year, it has been announced.

The first of the so-called Googlephones reached the milestone despite only being available in 21 major markets across the globe – significantly less than some rival touchscreen handsets.

However, the G1 still has some way to go before it represents a serious challenge to the iPhone, some 3.79 million units of which were sold during the second quarter of this year alone.

News of the underlying demand for the G1 bodes well for rival mobile phone network Vodafone as it gears up for the launch of its own Android handset, the HTC Magic, which is now due to launch on May 5th.

The G1 is available for free in the UK when customers sign up for a 12-month deal at £24.47 per month.

This entitles them to 300 minutes and 200 texts per month and a free 2GB memory card.

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