Pics and Video!



More to come!!!

Thanks Mark925 for the pics, everyone who sent the top pic in, the videos are courtesy of the press event itself and the official google blog.

Courtesy of pocket-lint comes the first advertisement!

  • RS

    Where is the link to your special order page: is it

  • mndave

    Price is 299.99 for partial upgrade. 179.99 is for full upgrade.

  • Madonna

    where’s the link to order??? help! :o)

  • mndave

    log in to

  • david

    Still can not order..

  • Hunt

    WTH?!?! They’re charging me $299?!?!?! I didn’t even buy a phone from T-mobile in the past – I have a previously unlocked phone.
    Anyone getting that same price?

  • mingkee

    be aware of that
    G1 data service hhas 1GB cap!!!
    T-Mobile, what the xxxxx you’re doing???!!!!!

  • deonte

    I ordered mine

  • Jeff must be getting slammed right now, I cannot get into the presale or upgrade phone sections….it keeps timing out. :(

  • justinhub2003

    so i just preordered my g1, ha i got my credit card out thinking i was gonna have to pay now and i didnt, thats awesome, did some one say there is a data usage cap? ill be pissed cuz i have 19.99 internet now for my shadow and its really unlimited! in any case i had to pay about 340.00 to get this phone as i wasnt upgrade elidigle, i had to check a wiaver type thing to say i knew i was not in 3g coverage and phone might not be as good, i just wanna syrf the net and watch you and use maps and ill be happy, im sure cincinnati will get 3g in next ten years or so.

  • Chuong

    1GB cap and no tethering suck!

    I’ll stick with the SE TM506 & $5.99 T-Zones plan.

  • RJS

    $179? My cost to upgrade is $299! Are you past your contract? I’m not ordering this thing any time soon if I have to pay $300 bucks for it.

  • kirk

    Im IN!!!!!!!! i wish they offered next day delivery

  • ACE

    I can’t get the site to load.

  • J-Hop2o6

    I love how it syncs with your GOOGLE products like that (watch the video) but the Dream (the hardware) is not what im lookin for.. i’ll just wait for the SE-X1 or for Android to be put on another phone

  • Jessica

    Got the black one.

  • mndave

    Try this link to get the 179.99 price.

  • ACE

    I think their site is overwhelmed

  • T1 Connect

    yo hop i got mine in black im so freakin excited my hands are shaking my wife is looking at me like what a geek

  • JBT

    Wow…not that impressed here if I have to pay a $299 pricetag. I’ve been a loyal T-Mobile customer for 4+ years now, and I can’t believe that in 1 month a new customer gets this phone for $179, yet I have to wait 6 more months for my contract to end to receive that price. I really don’t see how current T-Mobile customers are receiving special treatment, considering the fact that you still don’t receive the phone until the national launch date next month. Can I get an ‘AMEN’ here?

  • TomCruise

    @Chuong, does tethering work on $5.99 T-Zones plan?

  • mark925

    The price you are getting on the site depends on your eligibility for upgrading. I’m 22 months into my 2 year contract so I ended up with $179.

  • ok so heres the deal… 179.00 is premium priceing meaning you are out of contract the reason it is higher for some is because u are still under contract. it works the same as an upgrade just like they said in the press confrence.

  • yowzator

    ARGH! I can’t order it. I’m not on a contract and haven’t been for over a year. I’ve been a t-mobile customer since when they were voicestream. And yet I cannot preorder the G1. This is very frustrating.

    I click onto the Get it first button, login to my t-mobile to order it, and am given this message:

    We’re sorry. This offer may not be available on your account. If you received this offer in the mail, please call the toll-free number on the mailer.

    It turns out that t-mobile business accounts cannot upgrade phones online. And when I talked to them about switching to an individual account, they said that in order for me to have online ordering, they would have to set up a new account and switch my number and everything over to it. But they said if I did that, then I wouldn’t be able to order anything for 30 days. So I might as well just wait until 10/22 and get it then.

    Anyone with a TMO biz account get a pre-order? If so, how?

  • Caseybea

    Hmmmm. I’m OUT of contract– been there for some time. Does this mean they’re gonna try to stick me for $300? (If that’s the case Howie, then “no deal”). I’m not even in a 3G area for probably years.

    It’s a moot point- t-Mobile’s my.t-mobile upgrade site is so overwhelmed now I can’t get in to even see what they’d be charging.

    I can’t believe they didn’t prepare their site for the onslaught….

  • Zac

    why don’t they have extra bandwidth available for this? idiots. failure to properly run a pre-sale just might lose my business.

  • RobTheLucky

    I got mine… $179 and black as can be… I can not wait. I had anticipated a “3g only sale” and had arranged for an address in Dallas. When I saw it was open for one and all a quick address change and a few swift clicks of the mouse and I am in line. I had an iPhone hacked for T-Magenta and I have to tell you I am more excited about this than I was for that. I can’t tell you what the google calendar / contact sync is worth to me. WOOT!

  • Baron

    tmobiletech…We are aware of that. Still, it was made clear during the press conference that this phone would “appeal to the masses.” Right now I only see this phone appealing to the tech junkies who have been losing sleep at night over this phone, who are willing to pay a $299 price for the phone. For an average user such as myself, I am not appealed to a phone that costs $299 (not to mention the extension of my contract by 2 more years).

  • Taylor

    You cannot upgrade to any phone at the moment.
    The T-Mobile site is experiencing difficulties.

  • Tippy

    I really want the white! Will the $179.00 still be available to me if I want for the national launch date?

  • SaDudE

    Ok…I called tmobile because i have a family plan with the $10 messaging bundle. Once I add on the $35 data/message bundle for G1 then I am forced to add messaging per individual line.

    I am not sure if this rep is stupid or what but I honestly can’t afford to increase my bill by that much every month just for a G1. Its a great phone but there is a price and this is way too much.

    Can anyone confirm, please cause I am losing mind.

  • BostonRicky

    Anyone getting through?

  • Daniel

    the page is not working.

  • l3wish

    Man the site is down. I was able get around the upgrade but i got a upgrade error message!!!!!!! HAs any one got the upgrade page to work yet?

  • I’m still unable to get to the upgrade page… which one of you broke the T-Mobile?

  • Chuong

    Tethering works fine with the $5.99 T-zones plan (with proxy and some blocked ports).

  • chad

    VERY upset that they want this phone in the hands of the masses and are charging LOYAL T-Mo customers $299 in they don’t qualify for an upgrade…well that is if I could even get into the store to preorder.

  • l3wish

    When does the pre-sale ends?

  • chase

    your out of luck to get it if you have a FlexPay account! :-/
    No Beuno…
    making me think about that iphone.. lol

  • The presale page worked for about 10 minutes and now I haven’t been able to get access to it at all…

    @l3wish, it ends when they run out of phones to sell.

  • T1 Connect

    just added insurance to my new g1 also this phone has a dual core processor one for phone functions and one for apps. yo that is sick. burn jobsphone burn

  • l3wish

    @Beau Gunderson Ahhhhh this is going to suck!!!

  • Stephen Roy

    I’m PISSED! Can’t order the damn pre-sale MOTHERFUCKER! I’m steaming… Not available for flex pay customers until the national launch dates. I’m gonna have to crack some skulls. asdflKJSADGKJKTJijskajdkfjKJKSAJFKJFGKLJlkjl.

    Lost me as a customer right there… fuck the G1, it needs to burn in hell… AT&T will treat me right.

  • talon

    SaDude you shouldn’t have to pay per individual in your family plan. You are just going to be adding a feature to a phone.

    Here’s an example: Family plan of 3 people, 1 have a sidekick so that person will add the $20 sidekick plan the other 2 people will still be on the $20 unl txt family plan. So there shouldn’t be a problem just adding the extra feature for the phone.

  • talon

    Why is everyone upset about the pricing? It’s simple to figure out how you qualify. If you signed a 1 year onctract you will get the 179 price 11 months into it if you kept your same phone. If you signed a 22 month contract then you will get the 179 22 months into it. Just like every other upgrade. It surprises me people bash the fact their phone will be $299 when there are numerous comments about how this hardware sucks and touch xxxx is better. Those phones cost more than double the price of this phone.

  • talon

    @T1 connect where did you get the info about the dual processors?

  • sam

    @T1 connect
    how do you add insurance to the G1?

  • Nick

    You guys crashed the site!!! :)

    “We’re sorry, but online handset upgrades are temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.”

  • l3wish

    I just called T-mobile and this lady told me their doing a problem fix with their servers. No word long is going to take.OH yeah and she wasn’t able to pull up my account her system was down as well :(

  • Taylor

    you are getting the same thing as me.

  • domiiniicano

    okay this bullsh*t is pissing me off… now they’re saying that this offer isn’t available online WTF i’ve been trying to pre-order for an hour!!!

  • T1 Connect
  • RS

    the reason why i wrote my first comment was because i went on and the site froze…thas why i wrote what i wrote.

  • sam

    haha, looks like everyone’s having problems! so glad i ordered mine when i did… :)

  • Sam

    HTC Headphones? Seriously? It’s linking AmazonMP3 but no 3.5 headphone jack? That’s whack. Almost a Total deal breaker.

  • Rob

    I got to the last page where it shows a horizontal ‘barber’ style magenta progress bar, it stayed on that page for over 10 min. i called TMo and they said it didnt go through… i’ve been trying over and over, but now it says the upgrade option is temp out service

  • T1 Connect

    @sam called tmobile and added insurance popped up 15min in tmo’s system after ordering paid 299 full price for phone saved contract for touch pro cant freaking wait

  • deonte

    ((((((Can Some one help explain this 1gb restriction to me for data???)))))))

    “*Additional charges and fees may apply.

    **3G coverage is available only in certain markets. See coverage map for details. 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”

  • T1 Connect

    tmo site is on overload right now its gotta be. the reason i could order the phone so easy is because of my name. i have an actual t1 connection as my home connection

  • sam

    @t1 connect —
    yeah i paid full price too. how much does the insurance cost?

  • A.R.E.

    “We’re sorry, but online handset upgrades are temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.”

    They Should Have Known People Would Want This. They Should Have gotten The Servers better Prepared.

  • Taylor

    I just got off the phone with T-Mo Customer Service and they said that pre order site should be back up within the next couple of hours.
    You cannot pre order it over the phone.

  • T1 Connect

    @sam i called tmo and put it on $5.99 a month. time to retire the wing now it tm506 and g1 time

  • sflex

    StephenRoy: If you’re on FlexPay, chances are you credit isn’t too good. AT&T might treat you right, but prepare to put a hefty deposit down for that service you seem to crave.

    As far as upgrades… 11 months since your last upgrade on 1 year, 22 months on a two year. Not too hard to figure out why you’re NOT eligible, huh?

  • Stephen Roy

    With that $200 I have been saving for the G1, I think I am going to go with the iPhone. Tmobile made it very unfair to “current” customers.

  • sam


  • T1 Connect

    @sam my hands are shaking from excitement im more interested in the phone than anything else

  • david

    I am now getting a message…YOU HAVE LOGGED ON TO MANY TIMES, T-mobile has locked me out for 24 hrs to protect the network….beaware

  • l3wish

    So now what Tmo are you adding more strong servers or what??

  • Tmo Android

    People don’t seem to understand the 1gig data. Its not a cap but if you pass 1 gig of data transfer then they reduce your speed to a slower speed for the rest of your bill cycle. Most people shouldn’t have a problem with that. Some power users or people who are going to download alot of music might exceed that. Its also tmobile playing it safe so they don’t over work the network. I wouldn’t be suprised if the cap get raised.

  • mike

    Why why why wont you let business customers order? this sux.

  • Jim

    If I am eligibile for the $179 price, could I pay the $299 and not extending the 2-year contract? Thoughts?

  • ACE

    Now I am pissed!
    Your access to My T-Mobile has been temporarily blocked. To protect the integrity of our network and the optimal functioning of our various services for the benefit of all our customers, T-Mobile limits the number of times you may log in to this site during any twenty-four [24]-hour period. Your access will automatically be restored in twenty-four [24] hours, after which time you may log in to this site again.

  • SheShe

    Can’t order my fiances :( cuz the site is down but I got mine

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  • T1 Connect

    well bigup tmonews i knew about the android but without you guys i would have never been so informed and excited about this. and you were absoluetly right about everything. thank you.

  • TechnologyXDA

    The most Superior Supream mobile device on the market at this time …………!

  • david

    You have to call and they can reset…just did that…however, the website is overloaded and they have no way of knowing when it will be back up and running………..

  • @Talon: People are upset because they signed a 2 year deal 18 months ago when we didn’t know any specifics about Android. Now they’re 4 months away from their “full upgrade” pricing period, but T-Mobile won’t budge.

    I’ve been a loyal customer for 5 years, and there are people of people who have been for longer. I understand the way the upgrade pricing works, but it’s very frustrating for loyal long-term customers to basically be extorted for wanting a G1 a few months ahead of schedule. We’re the people who are going to be showing it off to our friends and talking about how awesome it is, and they want to make an extra $120 each off of us.

  • craig

    “We’re sorry, but online handset upgrades are temporarily unavailable. Please try again later. ”

    all morning

  • laphoneuser


    Shut.The.Fuck.Up Already! Get a life!

  • SiliconAddict

    Pretty damn pissed that they are snubbing new users who have been patient for over 6 months for this. Instead of going with the iHype that is here NOW…we’ve been waiting and will still be waiting.

  • l3wish

    The upgrade button and the “GET YOUR G1 DEVICE!” box has disappear

  • T1 Connect

    @sheshe finally! and you thought you were out of the mix. now you can get rid of your sidekick 3

  • Jessica

    I wish I could’ve paid less than the $299 partial upgrade, but it’s ok. I love that I’m getting a G1 on Oct. 22 without having to pay anything out of pocket till my next billing date of Nov. 14; plus I’m selling my current phone and Ipod Touch, so I’ll come out even anyway.

  • Site just worked for me… I was able to preorder the black one.

  • SheShe

    @t1 I know! I can’t wait to get rid of this trhing, I have no back light on the screen, missin 2 of 4 buttons, (curtesy of my neice) one sensitive button that messes me up and the list goes on

  • l3wish

    Site is coming back!!!!

  • Stephen Roy


    I have awesome credit, but decided to go with tmobile because of the myfavs and @home hotspot. I CHOSE to be on FlexPay, tired of all those damn overcharges.

  • Alex

    NO UMA! what the hell.

  • T1 Connect

    well i guess im gonna be stuck on the ups site checking for that reference shipment to see if its been shipped early. i hope i gets shipped early

  • Jim

    And back to not working….

  • AK

    will this phone work with the 5.99 Tmobile Web.. I don’t have 3G in my area and would not like to pay $30 for the dataplan which is as good as edge

  • l3wish

    No more white G1’s I was able to get to the upgrade page

  • kristo

    and back down

  • l3wish
  • domiiniicano

    y doesn’t it come in white for the pre-order????

  • mingkee

    I think it’s safe to stay with TM506 and VPN (for tethering)
    no tethering
    one GB cap
    no wireless headphones support, no 3.5mm jack
    triple NO-GO
    I told Army personnels DO NOT get this phone, it’s a scam!

  • l3wish

    No clue yet!!

  • SheShe

    I’m still pissed that I live 2 miles out of 3g coverage and every other neighborin city got coverage!! But its cool since I work in SD

  • SynthDan

    FINALLY! It took all morning but I was finally able to finish my order. Black phone, $25 data plan. Hey, not bad.. I was paying $6 a month for “T-Zones” for my ancient Samsung handset. $25/mo for 3G and 400 messages seems reasonable.

    Be warned, though, they charge you an $18 upgrade fee (at least for the $179 upgrade) and tax as well.


  • ACE

    Finally, I got it! I had to keep refreshing, over and over.

  • l3wish

    Well the upgrade page works now but i can’t get through the order page!!

  • Caseybea

    Hmmm- let’s see. With Google having oh, I don’t know— perhaps the biggest freaking server farm on the planet and bandwidth all over– why they didn’t work with T-Mobile to partner the ordering site together is beyond me. is slow on a NORMAL day. takes me forever to wait to see my billing details each month.

  • Baron

    AMEN, Ed! T-Mobile is making a major mistake by offering that $179 upgrade price ONLY to current customers past their contracts (I doubt that there are a ton of these customers who have been waiting to upgrade to the G1, seeing how there’s been little advertisement of this phone). If T-Mobile offered that $179 price to all current T-Mobile users, they could lock us up for a couple more years, and by doing this they also limit our options….what I mean by that is that when current T-Mobile users ARE past their contracts, they have the option to either upgrade to the G1 at a reasonable price OR leave T-Mobile and go for the iPhone or Instinct for a similar price. If T-Mobile was smart, they would offer a more attractive price now.

  • l3wish

    here is the direct link for the “ADD TO CART”

    You must be login

  • A.R.E.

    GOT IT! It was Tough Though………. Had to keep Reloading the Page Got I got the Black One……..

  • The Booch

    Got mine. All black, and for the pre-sale price!

  • domiiniicano


  • Sanjath

    If we return the phone can the contract extension also be canceled? Since phone is arriving only after a month, but the contract extension is starting on the day of the order. Not sure how this is all going to work. I am also on the Family plan and I want to upgrade only one phone. Too many questions and the site is down. Colors that are available dont look all that great either!

  • I personally was waiting for the shadow II, then heard about the G1 and decided to wait for that. I’ve been out of my contract for about 6 months, patiently waiting for the right new phone to come available. So I’m exactly in the right position, existing customer outside of my contract waiting for a particular phone. ;-)

  • Kaykordeath

    Is there any idea on when the pre-sale ends? My upgrade isn’t available until Oct 3…

  • I understand that the white is only available from retail shelves later in October.

  • l3wish

    Go ahead the site works now I GOT IT!!!!!!

  • McBravio

    I’m so tired of logging onto and seeing my bill staring me in the face over and over!! Called tmobile support and was AGAIN disappointed by the rude and unhelpful woman on the line. Why did I think Tmobile would change anything for the launch of this awesome phone? Over the years they’ve been screwing me with overcharges and other BS and the only reason I stayed with them is b/c i kept having to sign a contract extension for one reason or another. I thought things were going to be different for this launch but NO. TMobile is and always will be Cell Company Amateur Hour!!

  • SheShe

    Y r u all suprised u should have saved ur upgrades like everyone else

  • sam

    the white one isn’t available for pre-sale. only when it comes out on shelves on october 22. and the pre-sale ends when they run out of the limited stock of phones they have set aside for the pre-sale.

  • cheryl

    Your pricing for an upgrade has nothing to do with your contract. It is based on the last time you upgraded to get the best price. At 22 months from your last upgrade is when you get the best price. At this point some phones have better prices than a new coustomer. will not say how long its been. Call 611 and ask how long its been. If you are at like 20 months, good tenure, pay on time, then most of the time we push an upgrade through faster for you. Its my day off so I don’t know if coustomer care can order it any ways. For those complaining abpout the price…. 1. You got your discount when you opened your acount also and the new guy has to wait the same as you for a full discount. 2. The iphone was way more. Tmobile can’t just give out free phones just because you “think” you are a great coustomer.

  • PsychoChild

    Yeah it took me almost a hour to get thru it and I didn’t have a upgrade so I paid 300 I don’t care I want a new phone I have been using the dash which Im sure to sell for at least 150 still by the time this thing comes out. But if someone is interested I have a mda for sale currently 200 obo + Shipping its unlocked also contact me @

  • PsychoChild

    yeah customer care cant do shit for u I called them they are just like keep trying

  • Alex

    NO UMA!!!!

  • James

    I had to reload the page at every single step. I’m not sure whether my order even went through or if I ordered 1, 2, or 5 phones. Is there a way to confirm your order?

  • Lu

    Help!!! I’m in the upgrade section and there is no G1!!!! Whats going on? The last time I upgraded my phone was 22 months ago. I want the G1!!!!!!

  • Jim

    To someone who paid the $299 price, do you have to sign a new two-year contract to get that price or by paying the $299 are you exempt from any contract extension?

  • JD
  • Huh?

    Stephen Roy, if you’re a Flexpay customer ATT won’t even approve you for a postpay account, so good luck getting treated “right” by them.

  • Caseybea

    Hilarious. Got order page.. got price (179)…. got disclaimer about where 3G is… hit “continue to checkout”.

    “We’re sorry, but” ……(upgrades not available at this time).

    This whole experience is making me re-think whether or not I really want to fork over the money or not. We’ll see. I might just wait until I *have* 3g in my city…..

  • talon

    Thank you cheryl thats something the majority of customers don’t understand. T-Mobile is not going to be giving out full discount on phones whenever you feel like getting the newest device just because you’ve been with us for 4 years or whatever. To those people paying 299 for the phone, make sure thats the FULL price of the phone or else its probably a partial discount and you are still renewing your contract for 2 years.

  • James

    Yes, I got to the last page for checkout and got the “We’re sorry, but online handset upgrades…” page too. Did my order go in? Argh.

  • l3wish

    @James the only way your order could go through is if you go this page at the end.

    Also check under Upgrade phone You should get this message

    Your upgrade order is in process.
    You currently have an order in process. Please check back later or call Customer Care at 1 (877) 453 1304 for questions.

  • mcgoo25

    Insurance/warranty on the phone, for those who are asking is going to be a 5.99 premium, with probably a $130 deductible

  • LimeDZeze

    It took a while, plus a phone call to t-mobile (Cust. Service rep couldn’t help but he was very nice and just said keep trying), but I finally was able to get thru and order a G1. Woot!

  • James

    I saw the screen loading flash for a second before the error.

    Anyway, I just made it through and placed my order. Hopefully, I don’t get two phones. :)

  • brian

    This is not the dream I’ve dreamed of.

  • Yam007

    After 20 tries or so I was able to finally place my order. Do they actually charge us for it upfront or once it is released next month. I got me a black one. YEAH BABY!!!

  • J

    Just got 2!! One for me and one for my husband. We are on a family plan and BOTH of our lines are out of contract. So for those of you wondering if you’re out of contract, you still get the $179. So excited!!

  • PittsburghGuy

    Wow, I’m surprised at all the complaining…I don’t recall anyone forcing people to order the phone! If everyone remembers correctly if you buy an IPhone without a new contract, you get smoked on the price! It’s the same with any Cell Phone company. You can’t expect Tmobile to give away a brand new, one of the kind, cutting edge phone!!!!

    My ONLY complaint about Tmobile through the whole process is that in order to get the phone shipped somewhere besides your billing address, you have to pre-pay with a credit card, then pay your bill (even though your account will technically have credit on it) and this still won’t guarantee that it will go to the second address unless you call Tmobile within an hour of placing your order.

    Either way, I can’t wait to get my G1 on the 22nd. Now we just need some of that sweet 3G in Pittsburgh!!!!!!!!

  • RS

    how can t-mobile expect to sell 400K G1 units by the end of this year when it cant even keep up with the demand of pre-order online?!!!

  • Mockerfab4

    Well definitely been excited about this phone, but I think now I’ll wait. I’m one of those loyal customers that won’t be able to take advantage of the upgrade price because I’m not outside the 22 month window. Also, I really wanted the white one. Hopefully that price will available sometime before Christmas for current Tmo customers like me.

  • chriaxx

    Its’s still ugly. And the UI is fugly too. They couldn’t do better?

  • Tom

    How much will it cost after the preorder? is 399.99 the cost w/o contract? or do they require you to sign a contract either way, making 399.99 the price w/ contract after the preorder?

  • Annie

    Caseybea and James…don’t worry. You were just timed out so hit the back key and submit order again. Everytime you get the error message just hit the back key, and re-submit. Don’t log out! You’re almost finished! Hang in there and be the pround owner of the most technologically advanced handheld.

    Eventually.. you’ll get through. My coworker and I continued to do this until we received the confirmation page.

    You can do it!

  • sam

    if you don’t like it.. then don’t order it & stop bitching. is that so hard? as for the rest of us that think this phone is the shit.. we’ll be happy with our purchace and you can suck it. :)

  • remnique

    such a ugly phone, hope tmobile comes out with a prettier phone

  • jb

    For those who were able to complete the order, did you receive a confirmation e-mail? I was able to complete an order for the black G1, but didn’t receive any email. Any idea if we’re supposed to?

  • laphoneuser

    it’s 12:34 pacific coast time, and I was just able to get my order through.


  • Caseybea

    As of 2:36 CDT, the upgrade page(s) seem to be functioning – I was able to go back and forth and back and forth and compare the photos of the Brown vs the Black one. I initially thought “brown- like the Shadow” – but then the super light-colored keyboard turned me off. I’m used to using black devices- black desktop keyboard- black pager with keyboard, etc.

    I’ve been out of contract so long (more than 2 years), I almost forgot what it’s like to feel “locked in” again. Tmo just hasn’t had a phone that made me want to sign something.

    Oh well.

    Oh yeah– no 3G at ALL in my metro area– but 90% of the time, I’m at my office or at home, where wireless joy abounds. EDGE will be painful in other areas- but at least, “useable”. Sort of :-)

  • 98clru

    I think I saw something about sim card being different for g1 due to 3g than standard. That would mean any opportunities to reseal VERY limited. Don’t know details on dash, one poster was hoping to sell for $150 but I think any advanced phone (BB included) will have resale drop after today. If you look on ebay treos are dirt cheap now that iPhone is out. Anyone with details on GSM card or chargers/charging port? Don’t see a port on any of the photos.

  • justin

    I ordered mine and my friend is calling about his now… :)

  • Rich

    I was just able to order mine online. I’ve been with T-Mo for 6 years and it is frustrating that I have to pay full price, but oh well, it’s about time T-Mo puts out a hyped up phone.

  • @Cheryl, @Talon: For most of us, our last upgrade was the same as our last contract, so that’s what I mean. And I understand the finances of the situation: T-Mobile takes a hit on ever $179 G1 they sell, so it only makes financial sense to give that price when they get a 2-year contract.

    What I’m saying is that they’re turning would-be loyal, happy, and possibly evangelical users into annoyed and spiteful ex-users. I’ve been chatting up this phone for months now to all my friends, convincing at least two to leave their current networks to get a G1 with T-Mobile. Now, because I’m 4 months away from my full upgrade, T-Mobile says “No, you must pay the extra $120.”

    So I live in a 2-bar area for T-Mo coverage, I’m probably just going to cancel and get a iPhone for $200. Sucks, but that’s how I feel.

  • Daniel

    I got mine!!! you have to log on first then select the add on your my.tmobile page. thats the only way i got it to work.

  • Kaykordeath

    “Now, because I’m 4 months away from my full upgrade, T-Mobile says “No, you must pay the extra $120.” ”

    is this accurate? Or, if you wait it out the extra 3 months, can you still get the phone at the “upgrade” rate?

  • @Karkordeath: I meant if I wanted it now. Extra $120 -> $299 – $179 = $120.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but as far as I can tell, the post-presale upgrade price isn’t necessarily the same as the presale upgrade price… but I may be completely wrong.

  • chad

    no one has mentioned anything about the post pre-sale price. This phone could very will jump back to retail and not be part of T-mo’s upgrade service come 10/22.

    I called the Loyalty department of T-Mo today and the rep’s best advice for those not eligible for an upgrade is to call the customer care line on 10/22 and ask for loyalty department and see what they can do.

    Not sure if it was some dude blowing smoke up my arse, but it is worth a try…

  • Kaykordeath

    @Ed S: Correct me if I’m wrong, but as far as I can tell, the post-presale upgrade price isn’t necessarily the same as the presale upgrade price… but I may be completely wrong.

    Not sure myself. Trying to find out. I get my upgrade on October 3rd…so I’m hoping to just wait it out…the one rep I spoke to this afternoon couldn’t shift the date, but if need be I’ll try to find one who can….then again, the 3rd is payday….

  • tommis

    NO UMA!!!

    whats UMA?
    I need that 5 line keyboard and aim for internet pimping sonnn

  • drivethruboy168

    Okay people… the full price of the phone was $399.99, partial upgrades are $299.99 and full upgrades are $179.99. Now if your complaing that you’ve been a loyal customer for soo many years, you are much appreciated, but you are still on contract in which you will have to pay $299.99 for the phone! Your not paying $399.99 so i wouldn’t be complaing. All you are doing is refilling the portion of your contract you have used to get the discount on the phone which is $299.99. Customers wanting to upgrade that have used up 22 month of there contract or fully eligable. Nothing is changing as far as upgrade eligablility. You are getting special treated beacuse only EXISTING CUSTOMERS can pre purchase the phone. And as for the people on flex pay complaing that they have to wait till October 22 to get there phone and saying AT&T will treat them better, well have fun putiing out a DEPOSIT and buying your phone over there. If your getting mad that you can’t take place in the pre sale, and threatenening to switch over, you should be happy that T-Mobile took away deposits and all you had to do was buy your phone and pay your first months bill to get started and not a $250 deposit each line. Now… just wait till the site is back up and going and you will be able to pre order your phone. It’s not like the presale is only going to be for today. I’m pretty sure developers are going to come come up with the exchange program and stereo bluetooth will be coming really soon. Now for the people that have ordered it already… YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! congrats! I’m super stoked for you! To bad since i’m an employee i can’t pre order it! Oh well… enjoy knowing that for sure your getting it at your doorstep with free shipping before i have it! But i will for sure be getting a black one!

  • TechnologyXDA

    To laphoneuser: If you are going to pay a $179.00 for a “Pacman Game and Street view”, I believe you had better get a new life…!{LOL} Get new life here at ….! The Supreme, Superior Xperia X1…..!{LOL}

  • @Kaykordeath: Good luck! Hopefully they’ll still have G1s for the presale by the 3rd.

    What kinda bugs me is that Cheryl said that “pays on time” is part of the calculation of what makes a “good customer”, and apparently T-Mobile’s determination of whether you’re a “good customer” is part of how they determine whether to help you out or not. I never knew that; in fact, a T-Mobile rep told me a long time ago that it didn’t matter if I paid my bill late as long as I paid it, which I do (I wait for 2 months to build up then pay once for simplicity’s sake).

    I do understand T-Mobile’s side here, but it’s just frustrating and ultimately its going to cost them one customer right here.

  • @drivethruboy168: Just because it’s the same old policy doesn’t mean it’s still not frustrating. Especially to users like me who only recently learned the rules of the game.

  • brian-y

    Upgrade Fee*
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    $211.8 just ordered my G1 it comes to me door oct. 22nd

  • Alex

    UMA is Hotspot@Home calling. $9.99 for unlimited calls over wifi. what a joke.

  • brian-y

    what happened to the white 1 they where going to have did they sell out

  • Tom

    Can someone ask someone what the post-presale price is going to be? I’m interested, but rumor was that post-presale is the same as presale price as long as you fall under the specifications of contract duration.

  • Tom

    Here’s the story I was quoting about post-presale price… but I can see it could easily be a misinterpretation of the 179 price on oct 22. According to the story, it would imply that new customers could get a G1 for 179 on oct 22, which is SOOOOOO WRONG for existing loyal customers if true.

  • Tom
  • @Tom: If that’s the case, then this isn’t much of an advantage for existing customers.

  • James

    They won’t sell it to me for $179… I refuse to pay the $299. What a joke. Time to get an iPhone.

  • dean

    i had to pay 299. but i got in! i never saw the 179 offer.

  • laphoneuser


    I don’t plan on using either of those (possibly street view), and for you to only see Android as those two applications just proves what an ignorant child you are.

    Congrats if you love your Xperia. It looks like a cool phone, for sure, but you’re still a loser, because you have nothing better to do than tout it here, where nobody really cares about it.

  • With the lack of a standard headphone jack, closed bluetooth connection, inability to sync with my PC, and -above all- the misleading advertisement of $179, looks like I’m waiting for the next google phone.


  • dude


  • Paul

    I really had high hopes for this device, but I really can’t put off getting an iPhone after watching all this today. It has 3G coverage in my area now and is a lot more polished of a device. I was totally ready to preorder today… but they just didn’t deliver in what I was hoping.

  • talon

    Technology XDA can you stop posting about the sonny xperia? Seriously? No one here cares about that phone right now.

    @Drivethruboy, it does suck that we can’t pre-order the phone. I logged onto mytmobile to order it but no G1 there. So you regular customers are probably going to get you new phones before us employees get them. But believe you me, as soon as that phone ships to our store, I’m taking one to demo ;)

  • jon

    ordred one. 299.99.. i had 3 months before full upgrade :(

    im excited. but kinda bummed from the 1g cap.. im hoping that they will change it.

  • Tom

    If the post-presale price is truly the same as presale price, a lot of people will be pissed. Everyone who has been paying 299.99 and having a few months left in their contract will be really pissed as they could have waited the 1-3 months to get that 120 discount. I really want one, and I am eligible for 179.99 but I need to know the post-presale price before I jump.

  • TechnologyXDA

    To Mr.laphoneuser: Their is nothing special about the GI, I saw the T-mobile/Google/G1 Dream phone show this morning. Their absolutely nothing special about the G1. No microsoft exchange, no video capture, no bluetooth stereo, but you are going to get a 2 year contract to play pacman and to use “Street View”…! Yeah right!{LOL} Get the real deal here ……!{LOL}

  • Tom

    LoL @ TechnologyXDA still peddling his warez.

    The special part of G1 is that it is highly and seamlessly integrated with google and google apps out of the box. After that, the special part is that it is pretty much completely customizable because you have access to all the hardware.

  • Jon

    Anyone find it odd that I have yet to see video or pics of the phone functions? It is a phone…right?

  • Freddie

    Touche, Jon. I have been wondering the same thing. That press conference seemed pretty candid.

  • Caseybea

    You mean- that thing can make phone calls?

  • Shipping

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    Product Total Amount Due**


    Just ordered in black, after calling a T-Mo rep (and getting on the phone in less than 60 seconds, kudos to them for obviously adding extra shifts for this day.

    The $299 price is b/c I have only been a customer for about 12 months. I think it is a decent price when you see what a crackberry or even an iPhone costs. Not only is it the first real high end phone we have got in a million years, the open source thing had me hooked. So, the dSLR will have to wait, I am getting my Black G1 on the 22nd! Success

  • Freddie

    @Casey…no, we’re curious how the G1 functions as a phone…we all remember the visuals Apple gave us when Steve Jobs was browsing around the web and suddenly he received a call from Apple’s VP. T-Mo has yet to provide us with visuals of the calling functions of the G1. While it may not be deemed that important by many of you, I’m just a little curious.

  • specialk

    Add me to the list of folks that had enough trouble with upgrading online to cool off and think about it. I *hate* the proprietary jack on my current Samsung and swore I’d never get another phone without a 3.5. I also had hopes that the brown was going to be somehow much more groovy.
    I’m going to wait until the 22nd and go to a store and check out the white one and see if I fall in love enough.

  • Rob

    Im holding off for the white… it grew on me

  • kevin

    For an open source phone it seems to have a shitload of restrictions.
    Must have gmail.
    Must have a data plan or it won’t work which is completely ridiculous. (35 dollars is not a good plan. 10 dollars unlimited family text, 19.99 unlimited data is only 30. They are adding 5 dollars just for kicks.)
    and now u are limited to 1gig before they restrict you. Must sign a 2 year.
    song store is 89 cents a song.

    This phone is bullshit. You guys all ragged on the att/iphone for all the restrictions and now look at you u have even more restrictions. Google is bullshit. G1 is bullshit. T-mobile is bullshit. PS I still hate the iphone.

  • Jay

    I just preorder mine in black and i think 300 for a partial upgrade is fine because it has the best cutting edge technology and people complain about the price? c’mon everyone here is being totally cheap because when the iphone came out, it was a hefty price and if it broke u were forced to buy a new one because att insurance didnt cover it and t-mobile for the g1 IS covered. I think its still worth it. at least t-mobile is playing smart and if ur g1 broke maybe its 150 deductable or less and u still get a new or refurbished phone IF you have insurance and another thing is that the bundle for text and web is pretty good compared to iphone web only service and pay extra for messaging. So if you dont like it, then dont get it. T-mobile is not forcing to get it

  • JD

    So, the least expensive iPhone ($199 with 2-year contract) gives you 8GB of space, and the G1 ($179 with 2-year contract) gives you only 1GB of space?….Ouch.

  • Ty

    Will this phone have headphones?

    And will I be able to watch real movies on it? Not just go to youtube?

  • sflex

    kevin, I don’t know where you get your information from.

    Unlimited family text for 9.99 is something that only comes out I would say once a year (IF that). If you’re getting the G1.. or even, let’s say the Blackberry on an -individual- line: 19.99 for BIS plus 14.99 for unl msg ~ $35 ..? or did I do that math wrong? Either way, I’m pretty sure that’s how much the data + msg for the G1 is.

    And how else would a phone meant for data work without a data plan anyway?

    You always have to sign a two year to get a discount off of invoice (in this case, $179 vs $399).

    And did you think that to download a song would be completely free? You, sir, are out of your mind.

  • You need to add an (up to 8gb) SD card for more space. The 8gb ones are still a little expensive, though flash memory prices are plummeting and should be even lower in the next couple of months.

    Advantage of this way, like the N95 phones that use microSD, is if you want to store a lot of music or whatever they are hotswappable. Kinda lame of them to only give you 1 gig out of the box, I agree. The proprietary ear jack does suck… We are sure on this?

    I already ordered it I don’t care. Does it come with a wired mic/ear headset combo? As long as the headset is not a cheap piece of junk, these compromises are well worth it to me. Have you guys seen some of the contest-winning aps and the way they are using GPS? We will be amazed even before 2K8 is done what this thing can do.

  • Tom


    I remember reading somewhere that it was upgradeable to 8gb of space. Seeing as how they dont sell an 8gb model, I’m assuming that it uses some sort of SD card that you can pop in that’s has a 8GB cap. So theoretically, if this were true, you have unlimited space as long as you buy and carry around these memory cards to swap in and out.

  • Tom


    Expandable to 8GB memory… but doesnt state how this is expandable, so assume what you choose.

  • JD

    That’s good news…I’m so tempted to land this puppy, although I feel that it will benefit me to wait for my contract to end (Feb 09) for a lower price and improvements to the G1 by then.

  • laphoneuser

    Pluses, minuses, pluses, minuses. No phone is perfect. The strength of this product lies in its operating system, and not in its hardware. There are plenty of other phones which are nicer looking, but do they run Android? Do you care?

    If you hate the G1 hardware, but love the OS, just sit tight and wait for other carriers to come out with their Android phones in a form factor that suits you.

    For me, Windows Mobile is not an option, Symbian is not an option, and mobile OSX (or whatever it’s called) is the least desirable option (but without a real QWERTY, forget it).

    I can live with the G1 hardware, but it’s the Android OS that really excited about.

  • neese

    $299 is still good because of all of the features and capabilities. That cheaper then the sidekick lx. I just ordered mine

  • brian

    OK, so, how does this work on a family plan to upgrade all the phones? It seems you’ll end up double/triple paying for text messaging and the data plan will cost more than DSL at home!?!

  • Blue Alien

    Im really mad that you HAVE to get a data plan with this. Being in high school on a family plan I can not afford to pay the 35$ a month. I wouldn’t mind 10$ but paying 35$ a month on top of the initial 180$ just ruins my dreams of android(pun intended).

  • Ty

    will we be able to watch real movies on this?

    how will the mp3s work with headphone? will it come with them?

  • Tammy

    This is my first smart phone. Can’t wait to get it, but is anyone else afraid that they are going to get dragged into an alley, hit over the head and have their G1 taken from them – lol .

  • neese

    @cheryl i totally agree. You either are going to purchase the phone or not. Its cheaper then most touchscreen phones and has alot more features. If you are not impressed with the phone, go over to verizon or at&t. Simple as that. I don’t care how long you have been a tmobile customer, paid your bill on time etc. T-mobile still has to make their money. Every phone is going to have its likes and dislikes. Farther more, its isn’t that serious to get upset about. The presale just started so log in tomorrow and try it again.

  • crazythunder

    i stream music from shoutcast on my hermes all day at work using tmo’s edge. i’m sure i go over igb a month, or at least i’d think so. the guys at work love it-commercial free radio. once in awhile it breaks up and a couple days a month the service “just isn’t there”. now i know i’m gonna get called a bandwidth hog and whatever else, but i don’t care. i’m paying for so-called unlimited with the $20 data plan. for anyone who can stay under that cap,God bless ya. i don’t think i could. i can usually only listen to streams at 64kb max, which is fine for work. i have my hermes hooked to a usb speaker adapter, hooked to a mini sub and 2 speakers. sounds amazing. point is, i’ll pass on this mainly due to the cap. i’d say bombard tmo with calls and mail about this, but that won’t happen.people were raising hell about comcast doing it to home users. and it will only get worse. why the hell is everyone so excited about 3g? i must admit, i WAS. all the carriers say “use our tv service” etc…but….don’t use it too much. give me a break.i’m tired of being told what to do with my hard earned money. go ahead, flame me, or whatever, i’m stone,lol. i’m just not impressed with the whole android\tmo launch at all. i love wearing my wireless headphones while i’m cutting the grass,working in basement etc… but i can’t do that with the g1. and i can;t tether. and i can’t record one of the few videos i might take.and i can’t hotspot@home. and i have to watch my data usage. screw that. don’t call it total internet anymore. rename it to “1gb internet plan”. for everyone who wants to call me a bandwidth hog, what do you need 3g for? so your gmail loads faster? so you can surf faster on your lunch break? i’ve never had tmo tell me to stop streaming music{untill now} so i’m not about to listen to anyone else. i’m not here to start an argument. i just really don’t see what all the excitement is about. trust me, i’m a total technology freak, to put it mildly. i totally understand the open source aspect of it all. but why tout something as so open with so many limitations right off the bat? screw the wifi. oh boy, i can use my cell to surf the web wirelessly in my backyard, whoopee! or use one of the hotspots which i pay for, but they are too far and few. ok, the wifi is cool. but the cap,the bluetooth stereo and the tethering were the deal breakers for me. paying more with another carrier is really starting to itch at my brain. i’m not a bandwagon jumper. by no means. i’m loyal to certain hardware i use in my pc etc… but sometimes the need arises for an individual to jump ship. i’ll wait it out for possibly a year, see if things improve or not, then weigh my options. for everyone who enjoys their new device, God bless ya, i hope you enjoy it. get back to me in a month or 2 and convince me it’s not as bad as stated. i’m flexible and open minded. till that happens, i’ll be streaming away on shoutcast. peace

  • Blue Alien

    I just called tmobile and the representative told me that you don’t need the 25$ or the 35$ data plans. She said that you could get the 6$ tzone plan for it to work but there is no option online for it as of now.

  • Freddie

    Are you serious Blue? Seeing how you’re on the topic of saving $$$, why then would you want to purchase a smart phone for $179 bucks and not have a data plan, when you can upgrade to a straight-up simple phone for much less.

  • Blue Alien

    @Freddie I am in high school right now and the only money I get is my allowance. I have plenty of money to buy the phone but I already pay for Wow right now and adding 25$ to that I would be paying 40$ a month just for those tow things.

  • Freddie

    You will not be getting the most out of the G1 even if you were allowed to purchase it w/o the data plans….makes no sense to me…sort of like purchasing a Porsche…..with a 4-banger engine.

  • crazythunder

    oh yea, forgot to mention, the pricing doesn’t bother me. it’s not an issue. i simply believe in getting my money’s worth. maybe this g1 can deliver. but right now, the specs say no. i paid more for my hermes which has stereo bt, usb modem,video recorder etc… so i didn’t expect more for less. i’ll just wait for version 2 or 3 and see if it improves. i’d easily pay 4-6 hundred bills for a device which can suit my needs. it’s just that tmo and google can’t deliver them at this point. let’s just hope things get better as far as data caps go. but as the trend in caps and big brother trying to shove our rights where the sun don’t shine continue, i don’t see a bright future. hopefully i’m way wrong.

  • Bob

    @ Ty,

    I was wondering that myself.

    Does ANYONE know ANYTHING about watching movies on the G1?
    Or if it will have headphones, a headphone jack, or anything of the like, on the phone so that I can listen to my mp3s I download?

    Or if it even comes with a set of headphones already?

    It would make sense to me that if they want to comepete with apple then they are going to need to be able to put movis on the the G1..and that it will come with headphones.

    But I want to be sure before I spend the money to buy one.

  • Freddie

    Bob, your answer lies here:

    Could be a deal-breaker for many…

  • Tom


    Are you forgetting how it was in high school? It’ll be a status symbol for Blue. He’ll be the coolest kid on campus toting this bad boy. But yeah I agree with you. It’s kind of pointless to get this without a data plan as all the functionality of it is based off the internet. You wont even be able to organize your schedule because it uses google calendar… something, I believe, a crackberry and iphone can do off the internet.

  • compu1

    I am wondering if there is a backlight on the home screen buttons, does the scroll pad light up?

  • Freddie

    True story, Tom…

    “Dude, is that the new G1?”

    “Yeah, man, it’s awesome!”

    “Wow, what can it do?”

    “Uuueh, um, I wouldn’t know, I can’t afford the data plan!”


  • g willi

    @JD, the G1 comes with a microSD 2.0 slot. See the specs on HTC’s website:

    You can already buy a 8 GB microSD 2.0 card on Amazon for about $20 and 16 GB SD 2.0 card (not micro) on Amazon for $35. At the rate SD technology is advancing, by the time you get the thing in October they’ll probably have a 16 GB micro SD 2.0 card.

  • Ej

    Just got off the phone with a rep. He said full upgrades (meaning your at 22 months) will get you the $179 price no matter when you get it. Mine upgrade is due on 10/20, so I can just wait it out, then make the 2 minute drive to my local T-Mobile store on 10/22. I’ll even be able to test it out first. In the big picture, I think I’m getting a better deal by just waiting 29 days.

  • g willi

    @Freddie, @Tom, well if Blue’s school has wifi (my son’s school does), he can connect using the wifi.

  • TechnologyXDA

    To Talon: Did you purchase the limited edition G1 today with no video capture, no bluetooth stereo, no 3.5mm headphone jax, no front camera for video calling, no TV OUT, no Slingbox mobile TV, no Microsoft Exchange! So you are paying $179.00 for pacman and street view with a 2 year contract. Real smart guy, you will be better off going here …!{LOL}

  • Freddie

    Wifi in High Schools now? Holy crap, I remember playing the original Simcity on old POS apple computers back in the day.

  • Blue Alien

    We do have wifi in some areas of the school but I do not think they give out the wep key.

  • justin

    God Technology you are a big troll. Go bury yourself in your own insecure bs and go away. All phones are different. Your just jealous cause you rubber band your phone to your head and that is your bluetooth you chump.

  • SheShe

    does any one know if it will have an on screen keyboard?

  • Armo

    andriod looks sick. G1 looks real nice. i’d get it but im broke right now. any news on t919?

  • AJ

    Did anyone else have the problem where the ship to address left out part of your address?? my address has 2 lines to it, both of which are important for it to get to me, the second of these was left out of the ship to on the confirmation page :S

  • Random!!!

    this is what the sidekick should be xp

  • 98clru

    Sheshe: It has the swingout hardware keyboard but I’m certain that it will also have a “soft” (touchscreen) keypad for dialing and if there is enough reason for it an app could be easily built. It would have been nice for things like this to be covered, it may be buried in the youtube stuff.

    Ship to is automatically filled in by they system unless you clik to indicate it’s changed it goes to the billing address. I always copy such screens of orders and paste to an email. Gmail supports this.

  • T1 Connect

    @sheshe theres no onscreen keyboard yes it sux

    @technologyxda this is national g1 day for us stop bashing bro the system is new they will develop apps for it and i bet you all those features your complaining about will be created soon. i know the xperia x1 is a sick phone and i will buy one some day but just chill right now.

  • AJ

    I didn’t click for it to be changed. The ship to on the confirmation page is just missing Address Line 2 of my address. I’m not sure what to do if it ships without that line, i’m hoping that it’s just an internal truncation of the billing address for the confirmation page?

  • mingkee

    I just wish… least
    G1 will have tethering (both USB and bt) out of the box
    can use G1 with my VPN internet without changing my data service, then I don’t mind adding any 400

  • Hersh

    Got the upgrade, but not near the end of my contract. I have been with T-mobile since voicestream, so maybe I was giving a pass.

  • SheShe

    @T1 somebody showed me this one though

    some im sure there will be more

  • Armytank

    I cant wait to get the phone then go online and get the crazy applications that people are making for the phone right now. I hope online we will be able to get free applications from peope who made them.

  • g willi

    @TechnologyXDA, The X1 is one fugly phone… and it runs Windoze Mobile too. Yuck!

  • RJS

    T1, you’re wrong about that touchscreen keypad for making calls.

    Watch the cnet video on the right hand side of the page. You will see a visual of a guy making a call using a touch-screen keypad. Hope that answers your question sheshe.

  • T1 Connect

    from the reviews that im reading from the people at the press conference it doesn’t come factory installed

  • RJS

    Just watch the video, dude. A picture is worth a thousand words.

  • Sun.NY

    I JUUUSTTTTT PReordered mine.
    Im alittle pissed about the no video recording, i rarley used it but imsure itll be added down the line.
    and the Data cap i a bummer to but ehh no phone is Perfect
    Im just anxious to get rid of my Wing and Mda to try this os
    Wm has ben letting me down latley

    I was Wondering whats the deal with the headset, will i only be able to use Htc headsets> Cuz i have a bunch of those There only 5 bucks on ebay.

    OH yeah its awesome that u dont have to Pay upfront.
    The rep jus assured me that the Price WILL be going up once the presale Ends.

    BTW i Got the BROWN.. for 214.14 Ill prolly trade it in for the White when its realesed though :-) cant wait

  • Sun.NY

    Wait can some one tell me if the key board has a Back light Ive seen no mention of this
    I woul assume it has one but, I ASSUMED it would have video recording and it doesnt

  • a

    I ordered mine earlier today.
    I really hope it’s not bulky.
    Does the phone actually have GPS?

    It’s not the most gorgeous thing out there, but looks aren’t my number one priority when it comes to a phone..
    I wish they would ship them out sooner to those of us who pre-ordered because October 22nd very far away.

  • a


    T-mobile will allow you to trade in the black for the white when it comes out?
    It seems unlikely, but really cool if it’s true.
    I actually really want the white one too…

  • Viper Matrix Wireless

    The G1 Will Be On Sale Right Now For 179 For Current Customers! The Phone Will Arrive As Early As Oct. 22! Customers Who Do Not Have 3G Still Can Buy The Phone! Stores In 3G Areas Will Only Carry This Phone! A Radius Outside The 3G Territory Will Carry This Phone! 2.5G Customers Will Have To Buy Online Only!

    I Was Disappointed Today By The Design! Seems To Have Macbook Material! Will It Be A Fire Hazard Like All Mac Products Have Been! You Can Tell Its Plastic! But I Wanna Answer Some Questions! Any Questions Let Me Know! I’m Gonna Answer Some Now:

    Does The G1 Have Stereo Bluetooth? No It Does Not At This Time! Developers At Android Are Working On A2DP To Add To The Bluetooth 2.0 Profile! The 1st Or 2nd Software Update Should Have This Feature!

    How Do I Recieve Updates To My G1? Google Plans On Making It Available Through T-Mobile You’ll Be Able To Download The Update Right From Your Phone! It Will Use Sidekick Like Notification OTA! 1.0 Should Be Out By November – December!

    What Are The Video Capabilities Currently Offered On The G1? You Can View Video Only! Formats Like 3GP, MPEG4, Streaming & MP4 Are Supported! You Can Not Record Video At The Time Only View! You Will Be Able To Record Within 1.0 To 1.1 Update!

    How Much Is The Data Plan For The G1 Going To Cost?
    The Price Is Bundled With Messaging! You Can Get 400 Messages/Unlimited Data For $25! Unlimited Messaging/Unlimited Data For $35!

    Is This Phone Work Like The Sidekick?
    It Sure Does! When You First Get Your Phone You Must Sign-Up For A E-Mail Account! After Signing Up You Will Have To Sign In Once With Your E-Mail & Password! The Sidekick Is Similar With!

    How Much Internal RAM/ROM Does This Phone Have?
    According To T-Mobile Its 64MB Internal RAM & 128 Internal ROM! I Believe This Is Correct! Other Sources Have Doubled The RAM & ROM!

    Will This Device Be As Slow As The Wing?
    Certainly Will Be! It Will Be A Tad Faster But Still Slow! So Expect It To Run Like The Wing! Even Tho It Has A 528 MHZ Qualcomm Processor! Which Is Strange Cuz Qualcomm Is For CDMA Usually!

    Is This Phone Better Than The I-Phone? Software Wise It Can Be A Yes & A No! At Least Theirs Copy & Paste Lol! But It Will Have A Few Hardware Issues With The Cracking Etc Etc.

    Is There A Desktop Syncing Program? No! Their Doesn’t Plan To Be One! The Phone Syncs From The Network To Your Phone! You Can Sync Music & Video From Windows Media Player Or I-Tunes!

    Is Gmail Only Available For The G1?
    No! It Has AIM/AOL, Windows Live & Yahoo E-Mail As We’ll! Push E-Mail Not Supported! Can Not Use Outlook For This Device But You Can Add E-Mail Accounts On Your Phone!

    Is GPS, Wi-Fi Or UMA Included?
    There Was Plans For UMA! But UMA Did Not Make It! Wi-Fi B/G Supported! GPS Is Built-In!

    Will I Ever Be Able To Use This Phone As A Tethered Modem & Can Someone Make A Program In The Future?
    No! That Feature Isn’t Included! No! If Someone Tries To Make A Tethered Modem It Will Be Removed! Any Phone Exceeding 1GB Of Data In A Month Will Be Subject To Termination, Or Reduced To 50 KBPS Of Speed!

    Will My G1 Reduce In Battery Time After Use For A Long Period Of Time?
    Yes! 5 Hours Will Eventually Decreased To 3 Hours! Also Depending On Use Of WI-FI & 3G! Music & Video Doesn’t Have A Major Impact!

    Warning: You May Experience Melting Of The Back Since It Will Overheat! This Phone Has Been Rated A Fire Risk! Issues Will Also Be Cracking!

    I’m Getting This Phone! Any Of You Have Additional Questions Post Below Me!

  • Sun.NY

    @ viper matrix
    1.will i Be able to Save my own Mp3’s as ring tones or do i have to BUY ringtones Ie the Sidekick.

    2.Does the Keypad or phone it self Have a Back light
    Becasue the Backlight on my Wing is awesome id hae to loose that.

    3.will i be able to Sync with other phone via Bluetooth for filesharing.

    4. does it come with a stylus i havent seen One mentioned

    Alot of questions i know :-)

  • D

    Just ordered my G1(Black).Got it For $179 + $18 + $16.58 (Tax).My total was $214.57 Yayyyyyy…Woot woot..For all those haters out there talking bout how its falling short of the IPhone,by Jan. 09 they will have already released a tweak for enabling video recording and many apps will be released.How do i no this? cause the android is coming out in Q1 for sprint and it will be more updated which means those tweaks will all be leaked.Enjoy everyone.

  • Josh

    you know what today is missing? a comment from holden who was saying that the device that is supposed to be the G1 is something other then what is pictured on the site. holden where are ya man, i need your insight. you where saying that we are all wrong and stuff and i looked thru all the comments and havent seen one from you…

  • 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?

  • Tom

    Open system, from my understanding, means open source. Meaning you have access to all the code for the OS and hardware that it runs on, which you can modify any way you chose as long as you know how to program it to do whatever you want it to do. I remember reading somewhere about even the on screen dialing pad is customizable.

  • timmydale

    A few friends of mine told me that they were asked for their credit card number when they ordered their phones but I just ordered mine and I was not asked for my credit card. Is that ok? It should just charge to my account right.

  • Armytank

    Is there the touch screen typer??? I havent heard it mentioned yet.

  • Steve

    Well, I just can’t see any advantage to doing a pre-order. I’m waiting for the retail release. Way too many unknowns and unanswered questions. If the price goes up next month, the changes of me buying will go down.

  • Viper Matrix Wireless

    Answer To The Following Questions?

    Will I Be Able To Add My Own Ringtones?
    Yes! You Can Put Your Ringtones On The MicroSD Card That Comes With The Device! It Will Let You Select Your Own MP3 Ringtone!

    Does The Keyboard Have A Backlight?
    I’m Kinda Unsure! But I Think That Is No! I Do Not See A Backlight Within The Keyboard!

    Can I Sync Files From Another Phone Via Bluetooth?
    No! Currently Their Is No Bluetooth File Sharing Available This Should Be Added Within 1.1 Release!

    Does The G1 Come With A Stylus?
    No! Its Multi-Touch Like The I-Phone! You May Purchase A Finger Stylus Or Stylus Separately, Just Remember Not To Lose It!

    Exactly What Are The Conditions Of The Pre-Sale?
    3G Areas Will Sell This Phone Online & In-Store! A Radius Out Of 3G Coverage Will Also Have This In Stores! EDGE Customers Can Pre-Order Online Only!

    Can I Run Any OS On This Phone?
    It Depends! Some Parts Of The Device May Not Work With Different Software! It Can Be Installed Over The OS Software!

    What Is Open Source?
    Open Source Is A Platform Free For Anyone To Create Programs For The Devices OS! In A Closed Source Its Just The Company & Few Of Its Workers Have Access To Build Applications! In Open Source Anyone In The World Can Build Applications! You Could If You Wanted To!

    Will I Need A Credit Card If I Order Online?
    For Postpaid No! It Will Charge Right To Your Account Sometime After You Receive It!

    Is There A Touch Screen Keyboard?

    When Will Everyone Be Receiving The G1?
    Oct. 22!

    Attention: Buying From A Store, Flexpay Customers, Customer Service 50/50 Will Require You To Have A Credit Card Ready! Ordering Online Is The Best Way If You Want To Be Billed For It!

  • jonessoda87

    I’ve been out of contract and I owed 170, they took 25 off my bill and gave me myfaves and 1000 minutes for 49.99 and allowed me to order for 179.

  • Timmydale

    Ok I went back into my account to see if it still said processing and it doesn’t it allows me to upgrade again. Do you think that means it didnt go through? *I will call CS on my break*

  • Viper Matrix Wireless

    Sounds Like An Error In Their System!

  • Viper Matrix Wireless

    But I Don’t Think It Will Go Off Till Around The 22nd Of Oct. If I’m Not Mistaken! I Said Yesterday That I Wasn’t Sure If Their Was A Backlight! Theres A White Backlight On The Keyboard! It Supports Multi-Touch But It May Not Have Multi-Touch Upon Release!

  • Timmydale

    I called and they gave me an order number and said it was going to fulfillment. So I guess its all good.

  • Tmowork21

    Ok first of all i work at tmobile there is no cap on the damn internet capabilities that rumor was started by the iphone freaks and another thing to all these long time customers im tired of hearing u bitch about not getting any special treatment u could get it for 179 if u didnt already use ur discount if u cant afford the price u dont need it any way

  • Timmydale

    @Tmowork21 Now now there was printed info from Tmo about the data cap but has now since been changed due in part to the customer complaints on forums like this site. So customer complain away because it can cause change as it did with this situation.

    Since you work for TMO why would I not get a text confirmation that my order went through? lol

  • me2

    wow! thanks tmobile rep. go back to your job and upset some more people with those personal skills of yours.
    The cap was pubished on t-mobile website (fineprint) until yesterday they reconsiderd and removed it.

  • LX User

    I placed my pre order on September 23rd. I received a text just yesterday confirming my order , but the grand total ended up being way less. The total…$194.64. I swear on my new G1! Why did my order cost so much less?

  • D

    @ LX USER: The $194.64 is showed without the upgrade fee.You will still be charged the $18.Add those two and im sure it’s how much you payed for it total.

  • dflat7

    Can anyone please tell me…does it have a built in GPS???