What handsets can I get Android on?

The first handset to come with Google's Android OS is the T-Mobile G1 manufactured by HTC – originally known as the HTC Dream. Similar in style to the T-Mobile Sidekick (no surprise as Android guru Andy Rubin was also behind the Sidekick) the G1 has both a touch screen and a slide-out QWERTY keypad. It doesn't ooze cool in the same way as the iPhone, but does fit in with Google's geeky simplicity – from the approachable interface to the unassuming design. More handsets from the likes of LG and Motorola are likely to follow next year.

Any other cool features?

Plenty. Obviously Google search functions are central, with one-click contextual search and advanced scouring of your phone's contents always at hand. Wi-Fi and 3.5G maximise the G1's potential as a mobile internet device, and there's also a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera.

When will it be available?

Like all good gadgets – just in time for the Christmas rush in the UK, debuting in November.

What networks can I get it on?

The name gives this one away – it'll be a T-Mobile exclusive.

How much will it set me back?

The T-Mobile G1 will be offered free on tariffs over £40 a month. For that you'll also get unlimited net browsing.