News updated for HTC’s Android phones.
The pricing for the T-mobile G1 will be $179 and current T-Mobile customers will be able to pre-order from the T-MobileG1.com site later today. There will be two data plans both with unlimited internet access for $25 and $35 with different messaging options. The phone will be available in October 22.
The streaming video player on T-MobileG1.com us up and running, but for the moment all you can get is a static image with the G1 logo and some tribal music. T-Mobile’s gearing up for the beginning of their launch event in only a few minutes. We’ll keep you posted with any new updates we find.
UPDATE: Someone seems to be having some fun with the music. It just switched from tribal drums to country western for a few seconds and then went dead. And now it’s back again
Check out the read link for more infor on the video stream.
Here are some features that will be offered on T-Mobile’s HTC G1:
One click access: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Calendar, google Talk
Size: 4.6 x 2.16 x 0.63 in
Weight: 5.6 ounces
Screen: 65K color screen, HVGA (480×320)
Talk Time: 5 hours
Standby Time: 130 hours
Memory: expandable to 8GB
Bluetooth: no stereo bluetooth
Camera: 3.1mp (no video capture)
Only 19 minutes to T-Mobile’s press event.
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!"