DeviceAnywhere, the company that specializes in providing web-based, interactive mobile phone models, has just announced that the T-Mobile G1 is now available for virtual testing and development. The T-Mobile G1 is the first, and by many accounts still the best, Android handset to hit market. And, with HTC expecting to push many more G1’s out the door before the end of 2009, it stands to reason that DeviceAnywhere would support the G1.
DeviceAnywhere users can “test, monitor, and develop for the Android G1… from anywhere in the world,” and can “interact with the G1 as they would if the device were in their hands. This includes interacting with the device’s touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard, using the one-click Google Search feature, and accessing the device’s high-speed 3.5G network connection and 3.2-megapixel camera.” DeviceAnywhere also offers virtualized models of the iPhone 3G and BlackBerry Bold, giving customers a chance to compare the handsets side-by-side, all from the convenience of their home computer.
DeviceAnywhere boasts a collection of over 1,500 physical handsets that are connected to live networks – in the case of the G1, it’s connected to T-Mobile’s network. The handsets can be accessed and tested via a remote web connection, allowing developers and interested consumer to play with a device and ensure that it meets their needs and objectives. Users are invited to sign up for an account that includes three free hours of “play time” with DeviceAnywhere’s device portfolio.