Sometimes lightning does strike twice…

Yesterday we posted a few “unboxing” pics that were more tease than anything else, yet we got some eye candy of the box itself. We know you wanted more, we wanted more and it looks like our super secret ninja was holding out on us. This afternoon our inbox had more spy shots and we get a much better look at what is included with the phone. I can only wonder what surprises tomorrow’s emailing will hold? Perhaps someone can send me the phone itself?! {Cough *T-mobile* Cough}

Update: Some photos need two clicks for full size.


  • OAM

    I’ve had mine for about a week now, and I can say, coming from a hacked iphone the G1 is super stable. I haven’t had it crash or bog. It’s pretty plain out of the box, just basic apps no games but one the marketplace starts pumping I think it’ll be awesome. However battery life is not as good as the iphone’s.

  • Coretron

    I want to freeze myself till it comes out, like Cartman from South Park did for the Wii wait.

  • solid

    So does this thing have a holster or not?

  • dflat7

    How did you manage to get one so soon…? Please enlighten us (if you can and want, of course…)

  • Alex

    Very nice. I like the idea of the Android platform very much but I have to say that I hate the HTC G1. Its the cheapest smartphone phone I have seen in a long while. I just hope HTC brings the HD to Android. I’d be so happy.

  • mc

    OAM – Can you say more about the battery life? I haven’t heard anything on this but was hoping it would be better than the iphone.

    About how long does the battery last under moderate usage?

  • dat chyk


    Is our G1 changing the game already?

  • K Girl

    Most of the people who received the phone early in the CSR world are business support. The same people who get all of the phones early. Any of them are willing to let you play with the phone and show you how it works. I can’t believe that someone would leave tmo because they didn’t receive the phone early. We all had focus groups. Sorry.

    West coast fear not about your delivery on the 22nd. We do have a distribution location in Colorado as well.

    Oh a little tid bit of glorious G1 information,my call center is on the cusp of 3G coverage, so even when the phone is on EDGE or Wifi the phone performs flawlessly and amazingly fast.

  • Macho

    @ dat chyk i can’t believe apple is already following what the android is doing

  • dat chyk

    Yea, I thought that was real interesting.

  • T1 Connect

    yep apple is definetly scared now. bitches are changing thier words. your reign is almost over apple. better start runnin.

  • Michael Martin

    Both T-Mobile & HTC told me that the review units of the G1 have not been seeded yet – although I was told by other sites that are on the review list that the G1 would have been sent this week.

    ,Michael Martin

  • joshc08

    I just got off the phone with customer service asking about accessories and the rep told me that they should have a sample phone in your local tmobile store a week or two earlier than the lauch date so that people can play with it. and for the first wave of people who pre ordered they will get there phones first and a few days before 22 so it seems like they are sending it out earlier then the other batch they will send on the 22 so people will get it after that. again this is what a rep. told me so I am not completely certain this is how it will go down

  • david

    FYI, Just order two G1’s one black and one Brown….let us see who will get the black and who the brown……sad the 13th did not hold as that is the birthday date of the 1st persons G1, which is why the pre-order (I was unable to order until today, either the webpage not working and/or I was locked out with to many tries/etc), otherwise might have waited to “see” if it was worth going from N82 to G1…

  • TMO Man

    Yeah my comments were for employees. I doubt many people care what it says about us getting the phones. ;)

  • Jimmie Geddes

    I pre-ordered a G1 once the T-Mobile site was up and accepting pre-orders. I called T-Mobile right after I placed the order to ask about my upgrade price. The rep told me that the G1 would ship before October 22, most likely a few days before she said. She said October 22 was when it would be available in stores, and that pre-orders would be shipped to current customers before then. She said to check UPS tracking with my t-mobile #.

  • vanfast

    Keep your pants on everyone, pre-order customers will get the G1 on the 17th or 18th, and take that to the bank.
    (From in the know)

  • scheme

    ^^^^^^^^ really hope that is a reliable source you got that info from, if so, thats great news!

  • beachboiii

    does the g1 has aol instant message

  • joshc08

    wow the 17th or 18th im excited!!!!!!!!!!

  • david

    Here is what T-Mobile has:
    To track your order using the UPS Web site, perform the following steps:
    1. Access the UPS Tracking Web site.
    IMPORTANT: If your order includes multiple line items for other mobile numbers on your account, the reference number may not be the original mobile number that placed the order.
    If you are unable to locate the tracking information using the original mobile number that placed the order, enter each 10-digit mobile number placed in the order as the reference number to obtain the tracking information.
    2. In the Shipment Reference text box, enter your 10-digit T-Mobile number in the following format:
    3. In the lower right corner of the Enter Shipment Reference Information screen, click Track.
    NOTE: You will need to click to select the Terms and conditions check box before being able to continue.
    For more information, go to How do I track my order? If you cannot find your order on the UPS Web site under the Track by Reference Number section, contact T-Mobile Customer Care.

  • mkue3

    I sure do want one of these — ah well, I can’t afford it, maybe next year.

    Must not be livin’ right, dangit.

  • uscmed

    i ordered mine around 1130 after frantically refreshing every second. hope that was early enough to get into the batch for the 17th/18th. now im just hoping epocrates will be developed for android soon….

  • sam

    i ordered mine the day they become available at about 11:30 or 12. i really hope we get them early. but i really also hope someone will be at my house when it gets there, cause if i miss it, i might cry.

  • ernest

    I can’t wait to get mine on the 22nd i just wish they would send it sooner, and i hope im home to get it or aleast somebody be at home.

  • vanfast

    I was` told from someone in T-Mobile HQ, the G1 will ship on the 14th so if you don’t get it on the 17th it will be on the 20th UPS will not deliver on the 18th 19th (Saturday & Sunday)

  • ernest

    So the tmobile hqs said they will start shippin them on the 14th u sure about that? i can’t wait if your right. I hope I get mine on the 17th.

  • will

    as an ordinary tmo customer/g1 fanatic, these last 2 months have been a rollercoaster. I’ve preordered and am waiting for my phone like a true fiend. News of a sept. 14 ship is great. Fingers crossed. Did anyone check out the emulator online for the phone?

  • vanfast

    This should back me up from what posted.

    We’ve already been hearing that the HTC G1 (otherwise known as the Dream) would be landing on T-Mobile in late October, but VentureBeat now claims that it has further pegged the actual release date down to October 17th (it’ll apparently start shipping on the 13th), which would be a tad earlier than most had expected. What’s more, the site is also citing “multiple sources” claiming that Sprint’s own Android phone will “definitely” be out by 2009, and that it will have “other functionality” than the Dream / G1. Ah, the endless cycle of speculation. Place your bets, folks.

  • vanfast

    Also check out this web site, you can play around with the G1
    360 view Guides and Emulator, the sire is cool.


    I cant wait…preordered before the 3rd… in alabama(im 20 minutes away from georgia, about 2 hrs from their dis. point) BUT and i stress again BUUUTTTT for all other people complaining about waiting….. :( i wont be home for another 3-4 weeks :( im tearin up rigth now thinking about it

  • ernest

    I talked to tmobile customer service and they are sayin that we won’t get it until the 22nd. I hope your rite and we get it earlier, when do you think i will get mine if i live in dallas,texas?

    This question is for vanfast.

  • vanfast

    Ernest, not to sure when you will get yours, I wont get mine until the 22nd, I didn’t pay for express shipping, so I can only guess if you paid for `express shipping you will get on or about the 17th but it should be before the 22nd.
    GOOD LUCK looks like a nice phone.

  • vanfast

    Ads by CB Ad Rotator Monday, October 13, 2008
    T-Mobile G1 Launch Party – 16th Oct in NYC With Raconteurs Have you got your invite to the T-Mobile G1 launch night?

    All you guys who pre-ordered the G1 might have the chance to get your hands on it sooner than you think. With 10 days to what we thought was the official launch on 22nd October, it looks like the launch night will be this Thursday.

    ZDNet reports that it has received its invite below to the launch party in New York on 16th October at 9.00pm, The launch party will feature a special performance by The Raconteurs.

    Maybe there will be some suprise packages arriving in the mail later this week