Android in the wild again?? Official name still up for grabs.


I have to say the phone looks a little smaller than I would have first thought, then again this “google spy” as he is referred to via the link could just have overly large man hands. I have to think that these are the most clear “in the wild” shots we have seen yet. Am I jealous? Absolutely. Just keeping saying 4 more days, 4 more days.


  • se30chris

    The white looks cheap. I’m hoping black doesn’t disappoint.

  • JimDog

    I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!

  • RS

    thats cool. I actually like the white! its unique.

  • TmoChicago

    Damn all ya haters out there need to stop hating. This phone does look nice im getting it asap but in black. The phone is SMALL and typing over the chin doesn’t look too bad. What ya got to say bad about it now??

  • I like the white, I actually wanted the black at 1st, and though the white looked ugly; but, this is sexy as hell, I want it. It’s as good as mine

  • se30chris

    Sept 23rd cannot come too soon right now…

  • The name I have heard from good sources is the G1. T-Mobile has stated publicly that we expect to have an Android device available for customers by the Holiday season. An official announcement is scheduled for September 23 in New York City. Detailed information about the product and its availability to customers will be available then.

  • SheShe

    Is it the 23rd yer??,

  • T1 Connect

    oh baby come to daddy

  • holden

    I can’t take it. This is NOT the phone. OK the phone will look like this … Holding it in fronto f you, looking at it, on the left will bottom corner will be a scroll wheel. Think Ipod style scroll wheel but not as large. To the right will be 4 soft touch keys stacked on each other. The screen will slide out and can be positioned up slightly. Under that will be the qwerty keyboard. THAT IS HOW THE PHONE WILL LOOK. VERY SLEEK. Remember this post on the 23rd :D :D :D

    The name will be the TMO G1.

    Features … well I have said too much already sorry :(

  • holden

    clarification, on the left bottom face of the phone not on the side or underneath for that scroll wheel i mentioned.

  • T1 Connect

    you know im starting to believe you

  • laphoneuser

    Where is the T-Mobile logo on this phone?

    I don’t see it, and if I don’t see it, I have to question whether this is the actual phone.

  • TmoChicago

    I’m loving this phone so much and 3G is live in chicago by the 1st week of october I think TMO has done some justice

  • Jeff

    I flipping want it!!!!!!!

  • lancerevo

    Isnt what holden just described exactly like one of the first photoshopped designs we saw that was supposed to be the dream that is in this pic right here.

  • ACE

    If you zoom in to the picture you can see a production code stamped on the bottom of the phone. It looks like the one seen in London. Can’t wait.

  • T1 Connect

    please dont let that phone in the link that lancervo pasted be it. i like the white one better

  • GreenLeaf

    this is not the final product. It doesn’t have any branding on the front. Look closely & you’ll see some weired no. “HT828QZ000…” at the bottom. This is a prototype of Dream for testing. But one thing’s for sure, if this proto can look this sexy (that too in white) just imagine the real Dream… This has me DREAMing. :)

  • laphoneuser


    Now that design would be much more believable (to me) as what would be released. That falls in line with recent HTC designs WAY more than what we’ve been seeing all over the web.

  • SheShe

    The phone in the link looks 2 small

  • Josh

    Hey this is just a lil piece of info I came accross:

    While the phone is targeted at the same sort of technology-savvy consumers who have been buying iPhones, it has a very different look and feel. It is expected to be heavier than the iPhone, according to people familiar with it, and it is likely to have a large touch screen, a swivel-out full keyboard and a BlackBerry-style trackball to help with navigation.

    T-Mobile, a Deutsche TelekomAG unit, is expected to announce the phone Sept. 23, people familiar with the matter said. The device is due to hit stores as soon as the end of October, these people said. The phone’s pricing couldn’t be determined.

    The phone’s manufacturer, HTC Corp., forecasts sales that are rosier than analysts’ estimates. HTC says it expects to ship 600,000 to 700,000 units of the smartphone, dubbed the Dream, this year, a person close to the situation said Monday. The target exceeds analysts’ estimates of 300,000 to 500,000.

  • lancerevo

    I personally like these pictures more that we have just received.. that photoshopped pic i posted was from almost a year ago i think.. I don’t know why everyone is bashing this phone.. i mean yes the touch pro hd is a better looking device but for me personally I’d rather have this one. It looks to have better functionality as many ppl have said before plus i think its a pretty good looking device.

  • T1 Connect

    i loved the touch pro when it came out but now it doesn’t fit tmobiles unique taste. with sprint, verizon, alltel, and at&crap getting it, tmobile always seems to take a different road when it comes to bandwagons. if they dont do it first they dont usually jump on it.

  • domiiniicano

    omg that phone is so damn sweet!! i want it i need it!

  • TmoChicago

    I must say I do agree with T1. That phone is ok but this white one is better and more believable man 4 more days come on

  • TomCruise

    looks better and my initial apprehension about the chin making typing inconvenient doesn’t stand ground anymore. man lets hope this is a start of sexy phones to come on tmobile US, just like tmobile UK.

    I droooooooollllll everytime i visit tmobile UK site to see their phone selection.

  • TmoChicago

    Every1 not bashing the touchpro but I really think this phone is gonna bury the pro and any other phone we seen b4 sure the pro is sharp looking but this is in my eyes 1-2 steps behind but the software+apps are gonna make u forget that any other phone exist I believe so

  • diordna

    If it turns out anything close to the way it looks in the picture, I really like it!

    I am actually leaning toward getting a brown one just to be a tad unique…too many black phones out there!

  • T1 Connect

    @tomcruise yoooooo i just looked at the tmobile uk site. i am freakin jelous. every phone has a front facing cam and wicked memory and best of all the pricing is dum cheap son.

  • Massive

    Phone looks great! According to the fcc specs, it’s only 4mm wider than my trace, and the same height, so the pic’s size is right on. I’ll learn to live with the extra thickness with all the great stuff this phone will be capable of :)

  • tmorep

    I don’t know how this phone can NOT be what the htc G1 will look like. In the developer conference where they demoed the finished product it looks just like this phone but in black. I do not see a scroll ball/wheel of any kind. So I feel that it is the phone unless you Holden are Dotson himself!

  • laphoneuser


    I’m not saying it’s NOT the G1, but it’s very possible that a large run of these “reference design” phones were made for testing, which would include the one at the developer’s conference.

    I’m fine either way, as I have confidence that whatever it is, it will be great.

    That being said, I’ll be very surprised if this DOES turn out to be the G1, which would mean that it’s been out in the open for quite some time now, and even on video being shown by Google execs!

    Maybe they don’t care about secrecy the way some other companies do? Don’t know.

  • laphoneuser

    You know, I think I have to retract my skepticism that this is the actual G1. I just remembered about the FCC filings we saw a few weeks ago, which included sketches of the phone that’s in these photos.

    Still, I’ll be baffled as to how open they were about showing this phone in public. A true “open” phone!

  • T1 Connect

    wait didn’t one of the weekly wrap ups say there were possibly two android phones

  • SheShe

    @t1 yea supposedly an all touch one

  • T1 Connect

    so holden might be right if he saw that other phone and the white one we’ve all seen then we might be in for a even bigger surprise than we think on tesday. come to think of it anyone here has a extra time machine i can borrow i need to fast forward something.

  • PittsburghGuy

    So whats the deal with this link on engadget?

  • PittsburghGuy

    Actually I guess that is legit – I logged on and tried…

  • T1 Connect

    yo its there its linkable but the link doesn’t work also not avail for upgrade.

  • Kenji138

    I agree that the chin doesn’t look as intrusive as in the earlier pics. It actually looks like the phone would sit in a more sturdy manner in your hands.

    I think I like this model better than the model in lancerevo’s link.

  • bastos

    if you closely, there’s a small caption that reads “screen and device images are simulated.”

  • laphoneuser


    I was going to say the same thing.

  • tfan

    So there’s two android phones dropping for tmobile?

  • edwin

    ok so where is schenkp for this?
    NO WHERE! he was wrong!

  • edwin

    ok so i dont know how to edut on this one, so.
    was i the only one to notice some lettering and numbers on the chin part of the phone?

  • SheShe

    Lol at edwin schenkp been wrong

  • yes i cant wait four more days …………Dreaming

  • encoreorv

    I would love to c it n blk but honestly when the screen is pushed up the phone looks like a sdk u know that teenager phone.

  • WazzuKirk

    I think I just got a chubby.

  • Darrell

    I dont see how this “reference design” everyone’s been talking about for the past year or so will actually be the same phone unveiled on 23rd. My reasoning is that HTC, Tmobile, Android and Google have been hyping the hell out of this for a while. So with all of the beautiful devices HTC has been dropping these past months, I find it very hard to believe that they will allow this “reference design” to grace the pages of Wired,WSJ, NY Times, etc., all of which are papers that have covered this story so far…

  • Darrell

    ……I just dont see this being the “iphone killer” design. The first impression will be based on physical attraction. We know she has a brain, but I expect her to look good too. Especially with this level of anticipation….

  • holden

    from: # lancerevo Says:
    September 19th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Isnt what holden just described exactly like one of the first photoshopped designs we saw that was supposed to be the dream that is in this pic right here.
    WOW someone actually has a real photo YES THAT IS THE ACTUAL PHONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY. I knew eventually someone in TMO would break the barrier LOL

    AGAIN the link above IS THE PHONE GUYS.

  • holden

    from:# T1 Connect Says:
    September 19th, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    you know im starting to believe you
    you should believe me. i have no reason to mislead anyone. As i mentioned I like this blog. Just don’t like all the wrong info like the photo shop job of the mytmobile portal in another post today or the wrong and very obviously wrong dates being posted as this blog did .. their sources suck.

  • holden

    I should point out that my remarks are only related to TMO. For all I know the phone pictured above is the android headed for Sprint early next year … or ti is another bogus pic. But the link I referenced in my post #53 IS the TMO G1.

  • T1 Connect

    dude the post after this showed the phone on the site and its the one we see up at the top of the screen

  • WazzuKirk

    I personally love the design and look of the phone. If it performs as well as it should, this phone will be an absolute killer in the marketplace. Just get the pre-sale up and going and I’ll be a happy camper.

  • The Man
  • Greg

    That’s so funny. If Holden’s phone is the real G1, then it’s actually UGLIER then the leaked photos we’ve already seen. Who thought that could be possible. Wow.

  • gee

    this is nice lookin!! better then the sidekick 08.. this is more for the grown and sexy, real talk.

  • holden

    from: T1 Connect Says:
    September 19th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    dude the post after this showed the phone on the site and its the one we see up at the top of the screen

  • Tmobile2lyfe

    I hope it can record vids and have a tv out jack

  • nick

    enuff with the i phone killer i say we call it the

  • some dude in queens

    i look at it this way, if its the phone that we have seen around for the past month or so, it looks fine. if its anything better than thats just icing on the cake. And lets remember why we are really excited about this phone, its the OS running on it.

  • bekx

    Ok so I work for tmobile and they haven’t even shown us pictures or given us an actual release date to the android. That’s tight if that’s the phone

  • bekx

    Were not even aloud to say anything bout it if a cust. Asks its suppose to be super secret so im sure they wldnt release a pic of it..jus sayin

  • mrssherico

    I’m with gee, this phone is most definitly for the grown, sexy, and sophisticated. Looks so much better than that ugly white sidekick knockoff.

  • i’ll be going for the black myself. as for the size, i HOPE it’s as small as the pic shows…i don’t like a big ole’ phone taking up my entire pocket.

  • here you guys go . i will download this to the G1 when i get it

  • chriaxx

    Ok so. Honestly this phone is still damn ugly. There is no way in hell this phones is going to sell. Ok well maybe you fan boys will buy it. But the average person will see this and pass it right by and the UI? What kinda crap is that?

  • Rhage

    I agree with chriaxx, whether it is the phone pictured above or the phone that Holden is describing, both are a disapointment in my opinion. While Google is hyping the software capabilities of the Android OS, I still want to buy a phone that is visually stunning. HTC just announced the release of the Touch HD, now that is a stunning phone. Why would they then settle to release Android on this subpar looking phone? The phone pictured above looks like a souped up Sidekick. If this truly the release phone, I’ll pass and wait for something worth my hard earned money.