Confirmed info leaks…


“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” Looks like we called that one.

One-click Google search and easy access to all Google Applications – Quick and easy access to the Internet in one click. One touch access to Google applications:
Maps (including satellite, traffic and street views)
Google Talk

Size–4.6 x 2.16 x 0.63 in
Weight–5.6 ounces
Display–65K color screen, HVGA (480×320)
Talk Time–5 hours
Standby Time–130 hours

Expandable up to 8 gig memory…

No stereo bluetooth.

Gmail account required to sign in and use, no corporate access email available.

There is a required data plan associated with this device; it will not work without the data plan active, sorry no prepay.

GPS is confirmed. No video capture. 3.1 mp camera.

I’d like to thank everyone for ensuring this website got the pics first, but seriously…we’re all on the same team. Sorry Engadget, Gizmodo and Androidguys! Our readers are clearly just very very loyal! You guys like to ensure we get credit, I love it…but everyone wants the same thing so lets hold off on the credit war!

Update: I see the comment war is still going on, ENOUGH! Everyone is excited and this is great news that’s making everyone not think straight but Engadget has our utmost respect and admiration for being a leader in an industry we hope to craft our own small part in.

  • Armo

    as much as i wanna get this, i bought a sidekick slide in july and im unemployed! :(
    and id rather get the t919 since it seems much cooler. ya this has andriod but…….its not enough of a reason for me to get it. now if only tmobile would get the Touch HD with android, or maybe even touch pro with andriod……that would be an T-Mobile “Dream”. get it? im so lame.

    but all in all it looks much better then wat we saw before and it has everything i thought it would so way to go tmobile.

    so about the t919…….?

  • s2krob

    What are you talking about ANDROID IS GOD!!!!!!

  • Chairman Mao

    Talon – I live 45 miles away fro Tmo’s USA headquarters, in a city of 200,000 people, which borders the largest U.S. Army base on the West Coast as well as a major Air Force base. In other words, kiss off, the Puget Sound is VERY important. T-mobile sucks, the phone is ugly, and I am going to switch to a carrier that is actually usable for wireless communications.

  • jdawg

    by living in tacoma washingoton..does this mean i won’t get 3g cuz im not in seattle?

  • DiscoDapper

    Jeesh… stereo BT, no biggie (sound quality / battery life), video capture, no biggie (to be added later for sure), BUT what catches me is the screen resolution 480×320… I was sure it would at least get VGA, per Diamond and Touch Pro. That IS a big deal. Might hold off to get a Touch HD now and see how Android runs on that once the XDA folks port it. The reason the resolution is such a big deal is that it makes the web experience dimunitive. No Android magic or later patch can really compensate for a 800×480 screen such as on the Touch HD. Shame on HTC. The HD should have been the Dream… Wonder if Microsoft had anything to do with retaining the high end of HTC’s models for WinMo.

  • s2krob

    Go DIAF

  • jake

    For people ask questions about video, I’m quite sure it will have video playback, given that is pretty much standard on all phones, and it has the basic h263, h263, mpeg4, 3gpp codecs and a “mediaplayer” class. I expected it to have video capture out of the box given it also has all the encoding codecs for it and a “mediarecorder” class:

    If it doesn’t, it should be pretty easy to add on afterwards by way of video recording apps.

    For bluetooth, initially it’ll only have basic bluetooth headset support like the iPhone does (iPhone also doesn’t have stereo bluetooth). Full support (including stereo bluetooth) will come FOR SURE later:

  • TechnologyXDA

    Yeah, that’s why this is my favorite mobile device, check out the videos here ….! It’s got it all, Now this is the DREAM you want! Just think, an emergency comes upon you and you need 30 seconds of video, but your phone does not have that feature, video capture! That’s not the DREAM you want to have, that situation would be a nightmare……!

  • GrayT

    The phone sux physically. A trackball in the middle that will get easily pressed if in ur pocket/purse. Looks like the baby of a sidekick and a iphone. I hate the clip at the bottom. Why didnt they design it sleek like the other cool htc phones that sprint is getting.

    Im still gonna test it out anyway, I love Tmobile. No Vide,no corp email, and no bluetooth doesn’t bother me much. Never use those functions. Plus my job only allows blackberries for corp email anyway.

    Why couldnt we get the Touch Pro :(…I LOVE that phone

  • Chairman Mao

    Talon is obviously the anti-military type.

  • Ej

    Ok, I know I’m just being really slow right now, but is the touch screen confirmed? Apparently I’m sitting in a soon to launch 3G and I just wanna make sure I know everything about my soon to be new phone!

  • Schmidty

    Thought this might help:
    IPhone3G G1 Dash Curve
    Height 4.5 4.6 4.3 4.2
    Width 2.4 2.16 2.46 2.4
    Thickness 0.5 0.063 0.5 0.6
    Weight 4.7oz 5.6oz 4.58oz 4oz
    Talk Time 5hrs 5hrs 5hrs 4hrs
    Standby Time 150hrs 130hrs 220hrs 17days
    Camera 2.0mega 3.2mega 1.3mega 2.0mega
    GPS yes yes no depends
    Accelerometer yes yes no no
    Keyboard no yes yes yes
    Bluetooth 2 2 2 1.1
    Storage Size 8 or 16GB up to 8GB 64mb 64mb
    Resolution 480×320 480×320 240×320 240×320

  • kswoosh

    no stereo bluetooth…means I won’t be getting this after all! Epic fail!

  • T1 Connect

    my boys with the jobsphones are going goo goo over the g1 right now

  • Chuong

    No A2DP blows but no video recording sucks even more.

    I wonder if the browser works with WiFi w/o data plan.

  • tod

    that sucks, required data plan? I read that it will be 25 a month for that.

  • Charbax

    Please make a lot of live video coverage before, during and after the event tomorrow in New York, use to do live streaming.

  • kevin

    Why does it say the phone won’t work without a data plan? That doesn’t even make sense. That lost a lot of the drive for me in this phone. Sounds to me like they are just money whores. Some months I want data plan some months I don’t. I might wait for the x1 or touch pro now.

  • Papa G

    I’m a tmobile fan, and I will try to get this! THIS IS AWESOME!

  • sbike

    Sounds good so far. But so much unknown… Wifi? UMA? Accelerometer? CPU? RAM?

  • David

    sbike, still no confirmed details on hardware specs.

  • rommel

    what a joke,my n95 does more-and unlocked.

  • me2

    Ok, a couple things are confusing to me. #1, reading the first words on this page imply that it IS “available in all stores within 3G boundary area”. so can I buy this 2/23? or should it read “will be available at some point”? #2 What does “open system” mean; can I run any plam OS or pocket PC Windows software on it? little help please?

  • Brandon |

    I’m so excited for the release of this phone…its def been a long time coming.

    But I don’t understand why everyone is hating on some of the leaked info. Oh k so it requires a data plan. Doesn’t the iPhone. And moreso what’s wrong with a carrier wanting the user to be able to use all the features on the phone. That’s like getting a BlackBerry and not using e-mail or having a sidekick and never instant messaging or getting online. It defeats the purpose of the phone…

    People are always going to hate and are always going to complain…but you can at least wait until its officially released and tried out by people…

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  • KirbOla

    sleep i must

  • Random!!!!

    the keyboard looks the exact same as the sidekicks lol

  • paul

    This is all exciting stuff, can’t wait until the press conference to see what surprises will be announced!

  • Victor

    Damm this is one ugly phone! I hope they change the design.

  • To All YoU hater

    Microsoft does not warrenty my Hacked XBOX
    Apple does not warrenty my hacked I phone

    G1 does not need to be hacked. Its already open. For all you people crying about what it does not have, STFU. and for anyone who can’t wait i’m with you.

    oh and when the G2 comes out i’m gonna transfer all my cool S%$#@ from my G1 onto it smile and be glad my phone beat your dad up sit on that an spin haters!

  • theregoesdave

    The lack of stereo bluetooth isn’t really that big a deal. If you’ve ever used a bluetooth headset for audio, you have to keep the phone above your waist (read shirt or arm band) in order for it to play smoothly.

    Even then simply turning your head quickly can make the music skip. If you have to have it in your shirt, the cord reaches just as easily and will provide better sound quality.

  • Marc

    Hmm, this is a very, very ugly mobile phone… looks “very german”… and I am a german. :-)

  • james gore

    No business e-mail so you can’t open attachments or set up 10 e-mail accounts like the blackberry. I hope that’s false info. The phone doesn’t come with memory on board…….. This is shaky I been telling my Iphone buddy this is gonna be the next ground breaking phone. they never get the basic features.what you guys think? Still getting the phone lol!

  • poltergyst

    was told by a rep yesterday at a grand opening store that i won a sunset blackberry curve from that it would be available october 13, was “what they’d been told.”

    didn’t say anything about colors though, and i was slightly amused that several of the chargers still had “works with motorola z6w” on them. makes me wonder why it was canceled..

  • Jim

    looks like I am going to have to keep another like fort blackberry and have an open one for the G1! One for work and one for play!

  • p84

    wow, a bunch of crybabies on this website.
    someone should dump some shiny lacquer on the phone so you all can think it looks pretty. get an iphone if you want an iphone.

    what did you really expect the phone to do? 1280×720 res screen? 5 inch screen? comes with microsoft office?

    video and stereo bluetooth can come with time. the iPhone lacked in a TON of features when it debuted, and still hasn’t caught up yet and it’s been 2 years.

    rolling out an entire mobile platform isn’t exactly a simple ordeal. this phone delivers on everything it promised so far, and most of you people were expecting something almost unreal?

  • Marcelo Lopez

    No video capture….someone will create a video capture app

    No stereo bluetooth….someone will certainly update the BT stack.

    But no exchange support, only POP3 ? C’mon. No attachments,
    who are you kidding ?

    Why again would I switch from my unlocked ATT 8525 running EDGE(!) again ?

    I’ve been with TMo ( nee OmniPoint ) for 10 long, arduous, grueling years ( mo’ minutes, anyone ? ), and this is what they offer me in the way of cutting edge ?

    I’m not just disappointed, I’m VERY disappointed.

  • badbob001

    That talktime/standby time spec is about the same as the Shadow’s spec. In other words, expect to run out of power just as you leave word with just casual use. Or about two hours for people playing with the new features on the first day. Also seems to be about the same talktime as the iPhone 3G, but at least the mini-usb port makes finding a power source a little bit easier. I predict an extended battery within 6 months.

  • SheShe

    OMG Finally!! yaaaay

  • PittsburghGuy

    I’m a little confused…I know the phone isn’t going to be as sweet in my crappy, 2.5G Pittsburgh EDGE network – yet I still want to buy the phone!!! Does this mean I’m not able to??

    Thanks in advance!

  • TheGeek

    One question: Will those Google applications work with Google Apps accounts? I remember that some of Google’s mobile applications, like the Java-based Gmail mobile client, doesn’t work with Google Apps.

  • SheShe

    Does that mean that the phone is in stiores today or are they yet ro release that info??

  • MrCrimson

    I’m betting the lack of video capture is related to a lack of software support, so perhaps it’s possible that it will be added on later… and if we are really lucky, maybe the same issue with A2DP.

  • John

    I’m most people here. I’ll probably get the phone. But there is a few things maybe someone can answer for me. What is the differance between Gmail and Corporate Email? Why would you need Gmail just to browse the internet? If its like $25 for the data plan I’ll pass, too much for me. Unless I sign up then cancel after a month service then use the phone.

  • MrGibbage

    OK. I live in Virginia Beach, edge only right now. I just called my local t-mobile store and the lady who answered knew nothing about the G1 going on sale today. So, where do I go to web order it myself? I don’t need their help–I’m a big boy now.

  • PittsburghGuy


    I’m sure the ‘Get it First’ button will be activated after the Press Conference

  • Scott

    While the bluetooth stereo may be added in the future, if the hardware doesn’t support video capture, that’s the end of that.

    I am /most/ disappointed with the screen resolution. I really expected 640×480 in any modern phone. Probably a cost/battery life concession?

    Can the lack of corporate email support be addressed with a third-party application? I’d be happy if it just vibrated/rang when I got outlook email, then I could use outlook web access to get it/view attachments/etc.

  • Telecom Audit Guide

    I have a hard time Google would leave out the ability to take videos with this phone. Unless it was not cost-effective, they are leaving out what could separate themselves from every other player. If Flip video can make a video camera under 100 bucks, surely Google can figure out how to make this phone video capable. Take a video, upload it to youtube with one click. Sounds like a no brainer for Google.

  • connor aston

    Is this as good as the iPhone?

  • brad

    can’t enter online order. is anyone having this issue?