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After having tested the impact of using the “white space” spectrum on other frequencies in use by companies such as T-Mobile, FCC engineers in Seattle showed that the white space could be used for wireless internet service without a significant risk of harmful interference.
The “white space” spectrum will begin auctioning in mid-2009 with one specific criteria for any provider wishing to use it: The service offered has to be absolutely free from all forms of obscenity and pornography. Also, the winning bidder must provide 25% or more of the band capacity as a free broadband service, they must make sure that the whole network is 50% ready and working within 5 years and at 95% within 10 years.
T-Mobile is the exclusive carrier to offer the BlackBerry Pearl Flip in the US and has now announced that the device is available for purchase.
The base price is $349.99. Subscribers that sign up for a 2-year contract will get a $150 instant rebate and a $50 mail-in rebate.
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).