Google and T-Mobile have announced the release of the G1, the new smart phone that looks to  be a serious competitor for the iPhone. RWW has a great article that lists some features and links to videos/images of the phone.

This touch screen, full QWERTY phone comes with Gmail, Google's Android OS, a lightweight browser, a full application market available, downloadable songs  from Amazon with a single touch, and more.  It's a pretty impressive offering, if you ask me, and just what I've been waiting for.

I've been looking to replace my Razr for a while now, but the iPhone never really caught my eye. This was largely due to the fact that it is 100% touchscreen, and it only runs on a network I'm not part of. The G1, however, solves both of those problems.

I'll see if I can get on the pre-order list and give you a full review as soon as I get my grubby little paws on it. It looks pretty impressive with fully functional browsing, smooth application flows from one to the next, and an actual keyboard that works for me. Pretty exciting stuff, if you're into the mobile computing thing.

Anywho, thought I'd share so you could take a look for yourself. Look. Discuss. And watch for updates as I'll track this thing to release and beyond. ;)