Android Storms Europe

2:30 PM -- T-Mobile International AG is set to launch the Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android-based G1 phone next month in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and Poland.

The operator currently offers the device only in the U.S. and U.K. In the U.S., T-Mobile US Inc. has sold hundreds of thousands of G1 phones, according to a company spokesman. The operator does not reveal exact sales figures for the device, but the T-Mobile spokesman says it has been the operator's "most successful phone ever sold" in the U.S. (See Slideshow: Android Arrives.)

In Germany, T-Mobile will sell the G1 for €1 with a two-year contract. In the U.S. T-Mobile sells the device for $179 with a two-year contract.

Now, T-Mobile customers in Germany will be spoiled for choice with the G1 and, of course, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s iPhone.

— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Unstrung

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