Google Phone, Android Software Coming Today

10/24/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The wait is almost over: This morning in New York, Google (GOOG) and T-Mobile will unveil the first Google Android-powered 'GPhone', which should probably go on sale in a few weeks for around $200. We'll be live blogging the event starting around 10:30 a.m. ET; check back for the latest.

We already know what Google's first Android-powered smartphone looks like, and we've got a good handle on some of its basic features, like a touchscreen, big QWERTY keyboard, fast 3G Internet connection (where available), etc. But like Apple's (AAPL) iPhone, the Gphone's software is going to be as important -- if not more important -- than the gadget itself. So in addition to the stuff we've already seen, like a nifty Google Maps app, here's what we're hoping Google has in store:

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