Sprint to seek riches of "iPhone Gold Rush" with its own Google phone | Sprint Connection | News and views on Sprint Nextel Google Apps Market doing well for its short time in existence.. Tricia Duryee at Moconews reports that the first version of the Google phone, T-Mobile's G1, showed impressive iPhone-like momentum with its own foray into the world of applications. "T-Mobile G1 customers have each downloaded more than 40 applications from the Android Market," Duryee wrote. "If estimates are close to being correct—and about 1 million G1’s have been sold to date—that could translate into about 40 million downloads total. That’s a fraction of the 500 million downloads achieved on the iPhone, however, the iPhone has more users and has been offering downloads for a longer period of time. In addition, four out of five G1 customers, commonly download applications at least once a week." Duryee also noted that T-Mobile's experience is that customers using the GI "use data services 50 times more than the average voice-centric phone user; and 80 percent of T-Mobile G1 customers browse the web on a daily basis"