Do I really need to remind anyone what today is? That’s right, we’ll be “live” blogging here as best we can. I’ll be taking the best of the news coming down through the blogosphere and posting it here for all to read in one sweet solid place. Remember, you can watch at http://announcement.t-mobileg1.com/ Here we go:
According to reports coming off the wire, Amazon will have 6 million DRM-free music tracks available on the g1 at launch, 89 cents a song
Less than 10 minutes, 5 minutes
o ShopSavvy: designed to help people do comparative shopping
o Ecorio: developed to help people keep track of their daily travels and view what their carbon footprint looks like
o BreadCrumbz: enables people to create a step-by-step visual map using photos; customers can create their own routes, share them with friends or with the world
o Amazon MP3 Store (pre-installed on device): enables people to search DRM-free, full-track MP3 music and download that music from Amazon directly to their device using a Wi-Fi connection
Video is starting…
T-mobile CTO on stage, introductions for Andy Rubin from Google, CEO of HTC
Launches here and through Duetsche Telekom,
Andy Rubin on stage, Peter Chau (sp?) CEO of HTC up now, congratulations all around for their “vision, strategy and execution”
Cole is back up, talking about road leading up to Android development, OHA
Phone is introduced!!!
Detailed demo video up right now, internet looks fantastic!! Amazon mp3 looks fluid and responsive, in fact the whole interface looks as responsive as the iPhone
Yup, GPS, like we said…browser again looks fantastic!
Everything look so intuitive and fluid…demo’ing pacman!
Talking about open source right now, sorry iPhone…think you met your match, community developers talking right now, talking about software development
We have received confirmation of a pre-sale taking place…phone should be in your hands by Oct 22!!
Pricing: $179, existing customers may pre-sale!!!! Commercial launch date is Oct 22 in “select markets!!” 25 dollar data option for 400messages/web, 35 dollar option for unlimited web/messaging, exactly what we already knew!!!
Q&A going on right now through the audience…
NO tethering…sim locked to T-mobile as well
Push GMAIL, pull imap…
Hmm, we were right again, 2G markets are online order ONLY!!
I’m doing the best I can to keep up guys, but the site is getting slammed and the dashboard keeps crashing so bear with us…its a Q&A from the audience right now, biggest advertising campaign for a mobile device ever for T-mobile, syncs with all google platforms, no A2DP as confirmed, no desktop app, all server based (sidekick?)
Quad band GSM, dual band WCDMA
Sergey Brin and Larry Page, google founders taking the stage!
Forgot to mention, you CAN search your email, no word if its just gmail or ALL email
Lucky, these guys have been using it for a while, they are discussing how great the phone is via web, email etc
Again bear with us, the site is getting slammed!!
MUCH CREDIT GOES OUT TO GIZMODO, ANDROIDCOMMUNITY, ENGADGET, CRUNCHGEAR WHOSE LIVE WEBUPDATES HELPED ME HELP YOU!!!