Just announced was T-mobile’s G1, the first Android handset to be released. With an open-source OS this phone is going to be one stiff competitor to the iPhone 3G. One thing that was not mentioned during the announcement was GPS, the ability to use satellites to ascertain the handset’s location.

Not to worry though, HTC’s newly posted specs page reads; “GPS navigation capability with built-in GPS receiver and map software”. GPS is key in many of the applications submitted to the Android Developers Challenge. With developers in control of this device, it knows no bounds. With applications such as Amazon CompareAnywhere, ShopSavvy and Ecorio this device is a top competitor of any phone on the market.

It looks like HTC did not skimp on anything here. This fast multitasking device is packed with many up to date features such as 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with HVGA (320 X 480 pixel) resolution, full 5-row QWERTY keyboard, one-click Google search, High-speed 3.5G network connection, Wi-Fi with seamless transition to open networks, 3.1 megapixel camera with auto focus and microSD (SD 2.0 compatible) with up to 8GB cards supported.