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The Android Authority has an article that suggests the the new T-Mobile HTC G1 phone will be selling at under the announced price of $179 with a two-year contract.
The price is rumored to be around $99 at select retail locations. Does this mean three-year contract or perhaps on a more expensive monthly plan? We’ll have to wait and see.
Following the press conference this morning, here are some details I thought were interesting:
Pricing for the G1 with T-Mobile will be $179 with a 2-year contract. Existing T-Mobile customers will be able to pre-order the G1 device and it will ship to their home as soon as it is available.
Availability of the device will be on October 22nd. T-Mobile talked about data plans starting at 25$ with unlimited web surfing and 400 text messages (35$ gets you unlimited for both). All data plans will have to be added to an existing voice plan with T-Mobile.
The phone will have support for viewing Microsoft Word and Excel files but there is no support for Exchange as of now. Adobe PDF documents will be able to be read on the device.
There is no desktop application for syncing the device and it’s content on a computer but the device will sync with online services such as Google’s calendar application and Yahoo!
The G1 will be simlocked to T-Mobile and users will not be able to use it as a modem device. The device will be available for customers everywhere where T-Mobile offers service and even without 3G coverage.
There you go, it’s been made official by Amazon that an application will be pre-loaded on the new T-Mobile Android phone (the G1) due to hit the stores in October.
Users will be able to browse music samples over the 3G network and download full songs using integrated WiFi on the device. Price for a single song are around $0.89 and full albums are between $5.99 and $9.99.
The T-Mobile-Google-Android press conference in New York city is set to start in just a little over two hours from now.
We now officially know that the phone will be called the G1 over at T-Mobile, that it will be available for “pre-order/early notification” as soon as the event closes, and that the whole event will be viewable on the new G1 web site right after the event is over.
We also learn that some “official” specs have leaked on the TmoNews web site… Seems that the G1 phone will be equipped with GPS after all (some said it would not be a feature of this phone).