Google's first phone hits stores

T-Mobile G1 Android-powered phone, cell phone with operating system designed by Google Inc.
T-Mobile G1 Android-powered phone, cell phone with operating system designed by Google Inc.

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(AP) - Google is jumping into the mobile phone business with its new G1 phone.

The new gadget features a touch screen, slide-out keyboard and a trackball.

This alternative to Apple's iPhone is the first cell phone powered by Google's Android operating system.

The G1 is available starting today for $179 with a 2-year contract from T-Mobile.

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