T-Mobile is really bad at keeping a secret. We have less than 30 minutes before their press even starts and we’re still geting news on more leaked information. Below you will find some info on what T-Mobile stores will be carrying the G1. As most of us suspected, the HTC G1 will only be available in T-Mobile’s 3G markets, but demo units will be in all T-Mobile stores regardless of their market’s data speed.
“Available in all stores within 3G boundary area, regardless of whether or not store is in a 3G dead spot. Available in some locations directly outside of the 3G boundary area due to the fact that some customers who live in the 3G boundary area shop within a 2 – 5 mile radius and the store they would go to is outside of the 3G boundary area.
For those stores not in 3G markets, a demo unit and merchandising will be in store so rep can show customer what the experience on G1 is like on the 2G network. If customer is ok with experience, Rep can help them purchase a device on T-Mobile.com”
Amazon.com has just announced that they will be offering a pre-loaded app on the T-Mobile HTC G1 that will give phone users access to their music library. G1 users will be able to browse, sample, and download music directly to their devices through the Amazon MP3 store. Most sings cost $0.89 and you can pick up the full album from $5.99 to $9.99. Unfortunately, wifi will be needed to download the music, but browsing and sampling can be done over T-Mobile 3G network.
Fell free to check out Amazon’s press release.
People usually have to wait for an official press event before they get their hands on the "OFFICIAL" images, but T-Mobile and HTC seems to have let things slip. We have gotten our hands on a few of the images which showcase the Android desktop and other apps on the HTC G1. Make sure you hit the read link to feast your eyes on a few more shots.
Oh, the T-Mobile press event is less than 57 minutes away.
Late last night, T-Mobile flipped the switch on the HTC G1 website. T-MobileG1.com went live, but with very little information on it. None of the links on the page seem to work, but there appears they will be showing an on-demand video of the press conference (following the event). The site should get an update immediately following the press event and hopefully they will still be treating up for a pre-sale since they have a few buttons on the page which read "Get if First!"
There’s less than 48 hours before T-Mobile officially spills the beans about the Google Android powered HTC G1. It seems someone at T-Mobiel was a bit antsy and let the G1 slip onto the website for a little bit. The HTC G1 made an appearance on the upgrade and promotion page of the My T-Mobile website. Unfortunately, the G1 disappeared just as fast as it had shown up. I’m sure Tuesday morning will bring it back.
As we inch our way closer to September 23, the WSJ seems to be the source for most HTC G1 news. A new article from late last night states that the T-Mobile branded HTC G1 will go on sale for $199. Other reports for yesterday afternoon seem to have pinpointed the launch date for the HTC G1 to October 17, which happens to be the same day that T-Mobile will be flipping the 3G switch for eight new markets. This would increase T-Mobile’s 3G coverage to 21 markets across the U.S. There is still no indication if the HTC G1 will only launch in market areas where 3G coverage is already live.
T-Mobile’s September 23 press event is right around the corner. More news to come…
By now, I’m sure we’re all a bit disappointed that the T-mobile G1 pre-sale date we heard about a few weeks back will soon have come and gone with nothing to show for it. We’ve been waiting for a long time already, but it looks like there will be a lot of answers to all our questions in less than 7 days! Our good friends over at TmoNews have guys posted that T-Mobile will be hosting a press event for the T-Mobile G1 at 10:30am on 09/23/08. We’re expecting T-Mobile will finally be taking the cover off the G1 and letting a select few have some hands-on time with the Google Android powered cell phone.
We are still in the dark in regards to pre-sale dates for the T-Mobile G1. It would seem logical for T-Mobile to offer up the device for pre-sale to current customers right after the press event. Earlier today, the WSJ reported that HTC has a sales forcast that should beat most analysts’ estimates. HTC is expecting to ship between 600,000 to 700,000 units of the G1 by the end of the year. The WSJ says that sources close to the project are still saying the T-Mobile G1 will ship before the end of October. Unfortunately those sources did not have any definite word on actual pricing of the G1.
We’re expecting a more news to trickle in over the next week. We’ll be sure to you you updated with anything that comes our way.
On a side note, how many of you are planning on buying the T-Mobile G1?