Recapping…

Pre-order will only be black and brown, white will be available at national launch

No UMA, wifi is available.

Push gmail, pull email, html client, NO corporate email access as of right now

Pre-order available today, National launch of October 22nd

Customers in 3G areas may purchase a retail location, customers in 2G areas may demo a phone at a retail location and then purchase phone online

Data plans are $25 dollars, 400 messages/unlimited web—-$35 unlimited both

6 MILLION songs available from Amazon’s MP3 store, 89 cents each

T-Mobile G1 supports many location-based applications, including:

A-GPS & Google Maps: With built-in A-GPS (Assisted GPS), customers can

use Google Maps to navigate and change routes in real time. You can

navigate or pan in any direction in Google Maps with the flick of your

finger.

Google Maps StreetView: T-Mobile G1 also comes equipped with

StreetView, a feature of Google Maps, that gives users panoramic

360-degree street-level imagery for various locations. StreetView will

be available for the first time on a mobile device with T-Mobile G1.

By viewing StreetView images alongside directions, drivers or

pedestrians have visual context for intersections and action points

along their route, enabling them to be aware of landmarks and other

factors such as tolls, speed limits, size of the road, and the

availability of parking at their destination.

A Compass: The device also includes a built-in compass and

accelerometer which allows you to pan left or right, up and down, just

by my moving the device. StreetView syncs with the built-in compass on

your device and allows you to view locations, navigate clearly and

find your way from right where you’re standing. Or, take a tour of a

far-away place as if you were at a spot on the street corner without

leaving your location. You can explore the world without taking a

step.

Check the link: http://www.htc.com/www/product/g1/overview.html

This is sure to rile a few feathers: I noticed the following T&C paragraph at the bottom of the page, past all of the pretty pictures:

Subject to credit approval; two-year service agreement, qualifying rate plan and data plan required. Plus taxes and fees. Other upfront and monthly taxes and fees may apply, including an $18 device upgrade fee. Data: If your total data usage in any billing cycle is more than 1GB, your data throughput for the remainder of that cycle may be reduced to 50 kbps or less. Your data session, plan, or service may be suspended, terminated, or restricted for significant roaming or if you use your service in a way that interferes with our network or ability to provide quality service to other users. Some devices require specific data plans; if you do not have the right plan for your device, you may not be able to use data services. Some downloads, such as movies, music, and games, not included. Domestic use only. If you access the T-Mobile HotSpot network, your use is subject to the T-Mobile HotSpot Terms and Conditions, available at hotspot.t-mobile.com. See pricing, services, and devices brochures and T-Mobile’s Terms and Conditions (including arbitration provisions) at T-Mobile.com, for rate plan information, charges for features/services, and restrictions and details.

http://www.htc.com/www/press.aspx?id=66338&lang=1033

  • SiliconAddict

    Pythagoras,

    WIFI isn’t automatically free where ever you go.

  • Checkmate

    Wow, if it isnt one thing its another, really people, there is not a perfect device. Seriously just go switch to iPhone and find it doesn’t have UMA either, so please dont start with pathetic threats that no one cares about, just go and 4 other adopters will take your place. And yes the xperia is a nice winmo device, but we want an android device, and without confirmed tmobile 3g 850/1700, enjoy it on edge all you want. This is a great device, and it looks very good too, if sexy is an iPhone just imagine the chin removed with big ass button in the center bottom, there ya go? Still look good? The throttled data plan is probably a bluff and it clearly states the word MAY, its in place for the abusers who go overboard. And no blackberry doesnt have GOOGLES streetview, hell dont you hafta pay for bb’s map service? Great phone, good for you tmobile, my unlocked iPhone will be a handmedown to my wife.

  • Ty

    2 questions to whoever can answer them the best.

    1. Will this phone have headphones or something similiar so that I can listen to songs that I download without blasting them through the speakers?

    2. Will I be able to watch actualy movies on this, not just go to youtube?

  • soulstar

    I have been out of contract for months now and it pulled $299 for me as well. I called customer svc and they assured me that I qualify for the $179 price, however, they were unable to override it for me since the presale is online only. I was told that notes were left in my account stating that I qualify for the $179 price and to call back it’s available for purchase via customer service. I hope that pans out because $299 is a deal breaker for me.

  • Rajesh

    I was really looking forward for this phone and TMO 3G, but limited features (no exchange support, contact sync, calender sync) along with 1GB limit, I am seriously considering switching to ATT.

  • rd

    $299. What a kick in the balls. I really wish the $179 rumor hadn’t been passed around. I’m an existing customer. Unfortunately I made the mistake of getting a 2year plan a year ago and now Tmobile’s sticking it to me. Thanks! And $18 upgrade fee. Upgrade?! Screw you, Tmobile. And a 1GB cap just to twist the knife. I was really looking for to this and now I’m going to have to cool off for a while and think about this purchase. Tmobile just priced me into at least considering ditching my contract and getting an iphone. Can’t really justify $350 on an untested device. Really frustrating day.

  • Jon

    does anyone noe the radiation level on the G1????

  • Brittany

    Anyone else notice that there is no video showing them making a phone call? How does one dial the phone on it? I guess I’ll figure it out when mine arrives.

  • Doble-A

    @ Checkmate

    Thanks for clarifying the information for these people. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • SiliconAddict

    Checkmate,

    I don’t call a company’s bluff or make assumptions on a company’s future intention on a 2 year $1800 minimum contract. Sorry.

  • SiliconAddict

    Ty,

    You will either need a HTC specific set of headphones, that I believe comes in the box, but expect them to be cheap. Or will need a USB to headphone jack adapter.

    You WILL be able to watch movies. Period.

  • me2

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

  • kdee

    Why does everyone make it a big deal about not having a 3.5 nmm jack? What advantages does that have?

  • Victor Woodroffe

    For those of us who are locked into the old total internet service, the internet cap should be exempt to us. I have reviewed the terms of the service, and no where does it mention caps, or speed reductions based on abusive usage. Should tmobile try to enforce this policy the will face a class action law suit, to be led by yours truly. I have been using my T506 as a modem in the heart of Boston, and the speeds I have been getting are disappointing. The first time i used it, my speed was well over 900k, though lately i am lucy to get over 100k. This leads me to believe tmobile has capped my usage, violating the terms of my total internet account. Has anyone else experienced this?

  • Bob

    Yeah, that 1gb limit has become a HUGE deal for many people, especially with possible iPhone converts. Also there’s no desktop synching. I like the phone but I really don’t want all of my contacts/etc being tied to Google. I have a Mac and use MobileMe and it does its job and stays out of the way. The G1 is just shoving Google down our throats. They are already talking about making more money with Google ads. Sorry, but if I only have 1gb per month before I’m at 33.6 modem speeds, I want it all to be ad-free.

    Hrm. I dunno. Count me in with the folks that want to actually see the thing and read real reviews first.

  • Bob

    Just watched the videos too. This thing is most definitely *NOT* an “iPhone Killer” by any stretch of the imagination.

  • ldu

    what if you already have unlimited message on a family plan, how much would you have to pay for the unlimited data only