The first ever Android smartphones sold on eBay for $ 195 apiece

The first commercial smartphone with the Android operating system was HTC Dream, which was sold in the United States under the name T-Mobile G1, but before it Google created a prototype codenamed Sooner (model number HTC EXCA 300).

Several instances of Google Sooner unexpectedly appeared on an online auction site eBay for $ 195 apiece and were quickly snapped up by nostalgic fans who probably expect to sell them later at a much higher price.

Sooner resembles BlackBerry devices with its QWERTY keyboard, navigation keys, and distinctive design. The device received a screen resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, a single-core Texas Instruments OMAP850 processor, 64 MB of RAM, support for GPRS / EDGE and a camera with a resolution of 1.3 megapixels. The battery capacity was 960 mAh.

During the development process, Google decided to abandon the outdated design and chose the HTC Dream design, which also received a QWERTY keyboard, but it was hidden under a sliding screen.

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