G1 by Mike and Maaike

San Franciso-based designers Mike and Maaike have designed the G1 phone for Google.


The phone is the first to use Google's operating system Android, which the company hopes to make open-source.


The handset has a 3.2 inch touch screen and slide-out qwerty keyboard. It also incorporates a compass, which together with a motion sensor allows users to navigate Google Maps by turning the phone.


It is produced by Taiwanese manufacturers HTC and is available on T-Mobile.


The following is from Mike and Maaike:


The G1 is the first phone to run on Google's Android operating system.

Mike and Maaike worked with Google to envision a device that would run the open-source Android operating system, extending the functional utility, intelligence, and ease of the Google experience into a phone.

The device has been developed for production by HTC and is now offered by T-mobile as the G1.