The T-Mobile G1 Android to be launched in 2 weeks

October 15th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

T-mobileThe T-mobile G1 Android-based from Google and HTC is launching in the market this 22nd. It is also reported the the claimed pre-orders for this device, have already hit 1.5 million and it is based on Google’s Android mobile operating system. The G1 is known to be a strong competitor of Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s recently announced BlackBerry Storm. T-Mobile has refused to confirm or deny the rumors about the first smart phone to be powered by Google’s Android operating system.

The prediction of T-Mobile’s is that it will sell more than 500,000 units by the end of 2008. HTC, which is manufacturing the G1, said it expects that T-Mobile will sell 600,000 to 700,000 units from late October to the end of the year also as many as 2 million by the end of 2009. Currently the pre-sale order to the T-Mobile consumers is limited and the order will place a day before the launch and be shipped in the first week of next months.T-Mobile is selling the G1 for $179 with a two-year voice and data service plan. The sales of the G1 will be compared tothe Apple iPhone, which sold 1 million first-generation iPhones in 74 days in 2007 and 1 million iPhone 3Gs in three days in July.

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