Well today today marks the end of the one week free data period offered by T-mobile for those who pre-ordered the G1. Some customers report their data plan has been switched off by an obvious technical glitch inside T-mobile somewhere that is reverting them back to their previous data plan held prior to G1 ownership. *Warning, facepalm alert!* Apparently the paid service which is necessary to access the phones features is not … [read full article]
Forgive us for the late announcement, however last night we began the process of moving to our new host. With that we took the blog offline for a while so this announcement comes a little later than we had hoped. With that little tidbit out of the way, Washington D.C. a city that needs no introduction is proud to be announced as the newest member of the magenta 3G family! As was … [read full article]
Let me preface this by saying that while the phone may be unlocked, for the you can pretty much just make and receive calls and text. While I don’t think there is a doubt in anyone’s mind most of the phone’s capabilities will soon be available to AT&T users, for the moment its pretty much just the doldrum talk and text.
UPDATE: Walmart stores will NOT be receiving the G1 till November 3rd due to shipping delays! I’m in a little bit of a rush so I’ve decided to condense two entries into one. Yesterday we ran a story via Engadget regarding Walmart and sales of the G1. While the original article stated a “launch” date of November 24th, that has since been revamped to, well, tomorrow. Purchasing the G1 from … [read full article]
Detroit, Detroit, my neighbor to the North(east) it seems as though magenta has given you an early holiday gift and brought you 3G! With a dozen or so emails this morning from overjoyed G1 users, added with word out of this forum thread, T-mobile has gone and given Detroit residents a reason to smile today! While T-mobile still has a way to go to catch up the national footprint of the big … [read full article]
Engadgetmobile is reporting this morning that the G1 is on it’s way to Walmart and at a price lower than T-mobile directly is offering. Walmart, king of the odd price is said to be selling the G1 at $148.88, a full $31.11 savings, or the cost of a tank of gas for me to get to my nearest Walmart. Engadget’s tipster is claiming that the top 10 stores in each regional Walmart … [read full article]
For the G1, word on the street and in the hands of the users has been a fairly positive user experience, until they tried the email. Recent reports have pop3/imap accounts on the G1 plagued with troubles, while gmail is of course working just peachy. Between connection errors, messages not sending/receiving and other errors, email problems are plaguing users everywhere. While early reports focus on comcast users, the troubles … [read full article]
Well, we all know that the “1.5 million G1’s sold!” rumor that was making it’s rounds on blogs everywhere is fake, but the question on everyone’s mind really has got to be… what IS the actual sales number? Mercury News sat down with HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, last week to discuss the success of the first Google phone and got some … [read full article]
After all the G1 news in the past few weeks we’re ready to get back on track and focus on continued previews of upcoming holiday launches for magenta. Previewing the Behold a number of times has let us know you guys want more of this phone. Today we happily oblige and bring you a few shots from one of our lucky ninjas who had some hands on time with this, … [read full article]
Some of our eagle eyed forum posters spotted this commercial on both the “E” network as well as Vh1 and hopefully it is the first in a long line successful marketing for the G1. This is the first “word” we have gotten of a televised commercial, so hopefully magenta is stepping up and letting the masses know their flagship phone is in the house!
So while you G1 fans tinker and play and download Apps, take heed that today also marks the official launch of the Android marketplace. Not a whole lot here we didn’t already know, take notice however, the app selection is pretty minimal right now. All applications will be free throughout the remainder of the year and as Gizmodo points out, the big guns ie premier developers will hold off on releasing … [read full article]
Wow, not a day after the launch T-mobile and Google are prepping an OTA update for bug fixes and “working out the kinks.” I’m not sure if I am impressed by the rapid application of this OTA update or disappointed that one is ready not 24 hours after launch. What does this update do? This update will include enhancements (I don’t know what is termed an “enhancement” and one bug fix that is … [read full article]