T-mobile to sell 2 million G1's through 2009?

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This information comes courtesy of a newspaper in Taiwan whom we have never heard of. So take it at face value, words we try and use around here when we admit we just aren’t sure of the validity of the information. Still, its an interesting number and we would like to see it achieved and most definitely surpassed. Then again, this isn’t “inside” info in the normal sense and the numbers are certainly plausible.

We should mention of course that the title of our article is a little misleading, T-mobile is planning to order between 1.5 – 2 million phones which of course doesn’t necessarily equate to sales. Apple has been called on that that before, inflating sales numbers by showings phones shipped as sold.

That being said I don’t think there are many doubts that this phone will be a tremendous success for T-mobile and achieving Apple like success may not be the ultimate goal on the first round of sales. Android is still an unproven entity and should the first device prove itself as a worthy competitor, T-mobile has a great start on long term gains and the competition itself.

While I don’t think anyone, including us expect lines forming around the block for the G1 launch, we do think those type of lines aren’t required for the phone to be both an initial and long term success. The pre-sale “sellout” shows the demand and even so we know those are early adopters, the masses will undoubtedly follow. Its not uncommon to see Grandma with an iPhone these days, especially given the lackluster phones released lately, the G1 hold lots of promise. Not to mention, we read the comments here, we know you guys are cuckoo for G1 cocoa puffs.

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  • Jessica

    Android will take over the world! :)

  • kazii

    yepp..T-Mobile can only get better from now..It just needs quality phones!It also needs 3G in Detroit.. haha..!!

  • incrediboi

    If they wanna reach their goal…they should get cracking and start sending us the phones now!..lol

  • Macho

    Funny cuz i was gonna post this http://androidcommunity.com/t-mobile-g1-expected-to-sell-half-a-million-handsets-in-2008-20081002/ which also talks about it but tmobile is gonna well moving forward for 09 g1 please come to daddy!!!

  • SheShe

    I’m wit incrediboi send us the phones asap!!

  • rob

    I keep thinking to myself, what if android becomes so adept to it surrounding that eventually it evolves into AI and the robots take over the earth… then we have an “I, Robot” type fight and end up living underground near the earths core where its still nice and warm like in the “Matrix”???? what if….

  • sam

    i just read somewhere that we might get them the 17th or 18th?!? i can only dream..

  • The g1 is WAY better in person, our business support got a demo g1. Its smaller then I though it would be, it looks just like a sidekick just a little modified. It has a sk keyboard so me and the other sk users will appreciate. ThIs is the phone tmo users have been waiting for you will all be happy once you get to feel and use the phone personally. I was skeptical about the hardware until I held it it felt like it was perfect in my hands. G1 is the best

  • Macho

    Customer rep how’s the aim on it?? And by the way i hate you just cuz you to play with it!!! Lol jk

  • Macho

    *got* for to put that in there

  • inca

    I had yesterday my one and half hour training on G1,we spend half hour playing with the phone, the features are great, we really love the compass and the camera looks good as well..we really need 3G in oder to work at the maximun capacity,,

  • laphoneuser

    I certainly hope that this phone is a huge success for T-Mobile. They deserve to be rewarded for having the courage to be the first Android phone carrier.

    As far as the numbers comparison to the iPhone, I think that the comparisons will soon change from G1 vs. iPhone, to Android vs. iPhone, as more Android phones come out. Android has the potential to blow Apple out of the water as more and more handsets are released.

    The only way Apple can compete, in my opinion, is if they also release some additional form factors (slide out keyboard would be nice), as well as step up the functionality of their operating system.

  • incrediboi

    Funny thing about that @sam…I dreamt of receiving it last night…dreaming of it felt so good I woke up hour late for work…god dam phone…hurry up and get here…lol

  • Macho

    I need more g1/android news!!!

  • mingkee

    if G1 supports PAM over bluetooth, I’ll get it, if not, I’ll wait
    there’re few users are using T-Mobile for PAM access for laptop, and they can’t not be ignored
    disclaimer: I already have DSL at home, still need data access for laptop on the go, the other 3 are simply too expensive
    $25 for 3G access for laptop plus 400 messaging is pretty good price

  • Jon

    No Cubs No! No Cubs No! Hey Chicago, what do you say? The Cubs are gonna lose today!

  • Macho

    I was looking at tmobile uk site at the samsung tocco http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/mobile-phones/phones/pay-monthly/samsung/tocco-f480/overview/ and if these features also come with US version of the tocco then it blow the g1 and the iphone out the water

  • Macho

    Even though I’m still getting a G1

  • sam

    @incrediboi… haha that’s hilarious! i feel pathetic because i cannot wait for this phone to be in my hands. i feel crazy. i’m addicted to G1.

  • K Girl

    Isn’t the tocco the rumored samsung t919 or something like that. Wouldn’t that make it a dumbphone which in no way could blow the G1 out of the water. But hey the Sony ericson bella can download opera stream video from youtube. So anything is possible.

  • TI Connect

    Sick and tired of these Tawainese news papers always spreading these kinds of rumors. The G1 is probably destined for failure – so I highly doubt that they’d ever even ship 20 million all time.

  • OLeG

    As a T-mobile savvy person the first thing that comes to my mind is the amount of fraud this thing will bring upon the already suffering Tmob…

    but regardless of what g1 will do I know i’m getting mine!

    NOW, LET ME REPLY TO THIS MACHO GUY AND EXPLAIN TO HIM WHY TOCCO WILL BE ANOTHER USELESS PHONE THAT CAN’T COMPETE WITH EITHER THE G1 nor the almighty iPhone:

    -Little talk time
    -Not a smart phone
    -no QWERTY (hey iPhone, F*CK YOU TOO!!!)
    -no WLAN
    -Lower screen resolution
    -8gb memory cap (vs. 16gb flash in iPhone and 16gb sd in G1)

    It does have a nice camera, but it’s not certified, therefore I guess it sucks. Doesn’t even have vga video recording…

    G1 wins! (unless the “tocco” will be priced very, very cheap)

  • Macho

    @lega I’m still getting the g1 no question but the tocco does have some features like video calling and it has TV and radio which is pretty cool but again I’m just saying that it also could compete with g1 being that not everyone needs nor wants a smart phone but again I’m getting a g1 and i can’t wait for the motherfucker (excuse my french) to come

  • Doble-A

    @TI Connect

    What do you mean the G1 is destined for failure? The G1 is the best thing that has happened for T-Mobile in a very long time. I don’t have a single doubt that the G1 will set standards.

  • Doble-A

    October 22, 2008 – T-Mobile G1

    I’m telling you, this release sets a bar. Remember it.

  • Macho

    I agree DOBKE-A

  • OLeG

    @macho
    It won’t have video calling, T-mobile is already capping the non-existing G1 bandwith, you think it will allow video calling? T-mobile has always been generous with their internet since it’s CRAP and not as fast as EVDO or att’s HSDPA or any other 3g enabled company… Now, when the costs of building the HSDPA 7.2 towers are really high I doubt they will allow for this to continue.
    The second post that said “we don’t mean to sound like assholes but those of you who will spend a lot of time online will have to go back to EDGE” said it all.
    T-mobile is becoming ATT :(((

  • OLeG

    @TI Connect

    No matter how meaningful the nonsense sounds it’s still a nonsense, I really doubt that you know what you’re talking about. Every major carrier uses HTC, for all I care they can start making them on the friggin moon-I’m still getting the G1. The only reason HTC and other smartphone makers might have, at times, have a bad rep is cause of WINMO, cause WINMO is fkin CRAP.

    I’ve heard a roumor that Verizon will get an Iphone that will run on Windows Mobile-then i’m really going to have a good laugh… Nothing is worse than a bad phone with a bad operating system :)

  • Macho

    @oleg i don’t know if tmobile USA will offer it but tmobile uk already has the tocco out and it does support it ….but to your other statment i hope tmobile doesn’t become the next at&t

  • PHug

    I’m already looking forward to Sprint’s Android offering.
    If the G1 had a better camera with flash, a higher resolution screen and a 3.5mm headphone jack i would not need to look any farther.
    Guess they needed to hold back enough to herd us towards the G2

  • Macho

    I wish andriod was tmobile only it sucks that At&T get the android and the iphone

  • incrediboi

    Yes I agree I feel like android should be for tmobile only..that way everybody else can envy us…

  • Macho

    That’s right!

  • Macho

    I need more android/g1 news asap!!!!!!!!!!

  • Timmydale

    @Macho but how much more news can there be?

  • Alex

    AT&T is not getting android. They are not part of the handset alliance.

  • T1 Connect

    wow wow wow what the fuck is going on here who the fuck is posting comments in the blog in my name what kind of shit is this ive been away all damn day i just got on the computer and someone posted comments in my name. cut that shit out

  • T1 Connect

    @all i didn’t say anything like that whoever said it is a bitch. i have winmo right now and a wing i preordered my g1 about 2 mins after the press conference on the 23rd i dont hate on htc or the g1.

  • incrediboi

    @T1…Haha damn I didn’t even notice that..I was like why u posting something like that…I see them using an I in their name

  • T1 Connect

    someones a hater

  • incrediboi

    That some fuck up shit yo…sneaky motherfuckers

  • T1 Connect

    tired of those tiawanese newspapers? i dont even know how to speak or read tiawanese. i am a raas claat jamaican. why would i even be tired of tiawanese newspapers, and they spelled the name wrong

  • incrediboi

    Had to be iphone lover….im betting

  • T1 Connect

    na thats beneath even him

  • Josh

    after all this android hoopla, u know who i havent seen, holden. where he been?

  • T1 Connect

    hes embarrassed because he was betting his life that this
    http://www.techcurse.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/fresh_google_phone.jpg
    prototype was the real g1 when everyone else was telling him he was wrong.

  • OLeG

    @Macho
    First, T-mobile lost their important advantage-the “no two year contracts” policy, second they started charging for upgrades ($18 per line, just like the rest of these assholes, then they increased the sms rates, stopped giving customers credit… I heard the unlimited sms will be going up to $20 once Android comes out, I hope it’s just roumors, but who the fudge knows…
    I know one thing-T-mobile will end up purchasing Sprint, THEN shit will go downhill for sure.Sprint just sold all 3030 of their towers for 700mil and is trying to get rid of the useless and annoying IDEN which indicated that they aren’t doing too well with $$$. T-mob is backed by the DT and have many advantages, but still, they are following the “if they can do it why can’t I?” policy.

    something big is coming, I don’t what for sure, but i’m sure we’ll end up having two, maximum three supercarriers and they will be beefing it out amongst each other, Verizon (Vodafone), T-mobile (Deutche Telecom) and ATT (the largest providerof everything that’s “network”).

  • SheShe

    @t1 I knew that wasn’t u lol… I didn’t know u was west indian 2 ;) (how could I tho right)

  • T1 Connect

    @oleg i saw that name in a movie called running scared…lol but i read that sprint sold all thier towers to towerco and is now leasing them back with some financial problems going on. but it would be nice if tmo aquired sprint after they get rid of nextel. for some reason whoever does sprints phone selections and network setups has alot of creativity i kind of like them. it would be real good if we got our hands on them.

  • T1 Connect

    @sheshe man i went out last night and got hammered came home this afternoon and saw a post by me on something i haven’t seen yet. i was like what the f*((. but yea man imma jammi.

  • SheShe

    Oh I’m a trini

  • T1 Connect

    hey a trini my best friend who’s nypd is a trini

  • SheShe

    Oh yea? That’s y I like ny cuz there lots of west indians in cali there’s hardly n e ;(

  • SheShe

    y is it awaiting moderation?

  • g willi

    I want what @rob is smokin. :-)

  • dat chyk

    @T1 Connect – That’s messed up that somebody logged in as TI Connect and was impersonating u. I love TI…first of all…so they shouldn’t have even used my boo boo’s name like dat. Str8 up!

    @TI Connect…Dawg…be original and use ur own name …dat aint cool!