The HTC G1 has just made a surprise appearance at a Android seminar at the Google Developer Day in London. Mike Jennings (the head of Android development) gave a short presentation of Andoid on what looked to be a production ready G1. The device even sported some crude masking tape which was used to cover up carrier logos on the device. Those who attended the event described the HTC G1 as being "more polished" than the ones we have seen in previous leaked video clips.
Make sure you take a peak at the video of the event.
Of course the first actual spy shts of the T-Mobile branded HTC G1 surfaced this past saturday while we wwere away for the holiday weekend. Not to worry though, we’ve been able to secure all the shots of the T-Mobile HTC G1 for you. The look has not changed from the design sketches or the blurry shots we’ve seen or the referrence design from the past few months. Hit the read link to view the HTC G1 in all its glory.
We’ve seen crude diagrams from the FCC. We’ve seen grainy videos on YouTube. Not we have another diagram that gives us a lot to digest. Our good friends over at AndroidGuys (I write an occasional story for them) posted this image last night. As you can see, the phone seems to be plastered with logos from T-Mobile, HTC, Google, and even MyFaces. One thing that stands out in the diagram is that the bottom of the phone is curved a little. Not sure why, but maybe to give is a better grip. If the images are to scale, the T-Mobile G1 will be slightly over 16mm thick, making it a little thinner than the HTC Touch Pro and the SONY Xperia X1.
Thanks to enjoijams for leaving us a note about this.
It appears that HTC was not too pleased with the FCC outing the HTC Dream last week on their website. It turns out that the diagram that the FCC released was to revealing for HTC’s taste for they asked them to put up a different one. You would think by now that HTC should know when to give in since every tech blog on the planet had already posted the revealing diagram on their sites last week. The replacement diagram which has gone up does not show as much as the previous one, but does give us more info on the size of the device. The HTC Dream will be 55mm x 115mm, just a hair shorter than the iPhone 3G and a whole 7.1mm less in width. Unfortunately we are not given any indication on thickness, but since the HTC Dream will be sporting a full QWERTY keypad, it’ll either match the iPhone is be a bit thicker.
UPDATE: We decided to worth the number from a different angle as well. Original speculation put the HTC Dream at 3 x 5 inches. So how does that match up with the 55mm x 115mm size? Lets just say that 2.16" x 4.52" is quite a bit smaller than the original speculation.
We typically don’t like to give you misleading information, so we’ll come out right away and tell you that this is a photoshopped image. It seems the guys over on the TmoWorld Forums have gotten their hands on what appears to be a mockup on the dream and have tweaked it a little for our pleasure. The image below is the original image of the HTC G1 Dream that they worked off of. The device is very similar to what we’ve seen in several different videos on the Dream, but I’m sure T-Mobile and HTC have some additional tweaks to the device which we have not yet seen.
Even after all the news we released last week about the HTC Dream, many people were still doubtful that the phone could be launched on October 13. One of the main reasons for this was that the device has not yet gotten FCC approval. It seems the wait is over. Engadget has just posted news that HTC Dream has gotten the OK from the FCC and is ready for launch. The HTC Dream will feature Google’s Android OS, 802.11b/g WiFi, a "jobball", Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, and has been tested on T-Mobile’s GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1900 and WCDMA 1700 bands.
It would be nice if T-Mobile just came out and gave us a press release now that we seem to have all the details on the launch and the device. But I guess for now we’ll have to settle with adding a little bit of info one day at a time.
More than 24 hours after we were promised some great news regarding HTC’s Dream, the news has been revealed. T-Mobile will launch HTC’s Android powered phone on October 13th to coincide with their official launch of their 3G network. The phone will be available for pre-sale for one week, starting on September 17 for current T-Mobile customers. It seems you only have to be a T-Mobile customer for 24 hours to fall into that category. The price of the device does not seem to be set in stone yet. TmoNews is throwing around numbers like $149.99 and $99.99, but they did say that the pre-sale price will be $50 less than at launch date. Also, the name of the phone will be Kila, G1 or Dream. You would think that with 30 days till the phone will be available for pre-sale, T-Mobile would have chosen a name for the Android phone. Data plans for the device will be starting in the $35 range and will include text messaging options. For the full release, head on over to our friends at TmoNews. Here’s some additional details on HTC’s Android phone:· Touch Screen
- QWERTY keyboard
- 3G/ WiFi
- Full HTML internet capabilities
- Easy access to all Google applications (Gmail, Gtalk, search)
- Google Maps (with Street View)
- Camera 3.0mp; no flash
- Video (playback only, no recording)
- Music player & 1GB memory card pre-loaded
- Applications, all available in Google marketplace (icon on the homescreen)