T-Mobile G1 is now available, Android source code released

22 Oct, 2008

T-Mobile USA today announced the national availability of the highly anticipated T-Mobile G1, the first Android-powered mobile phone. Beginning today, consumers can purchase the phone in select retail stores across the USA or opt for an online order from the comfort of their homes at the official site.

Firstly, the G1 will be offered in T-Mobile retail stores and select third-party stores where T-Mobile's 3G service is currently available, starting from a retail store in San Francisco. Be aware that the quantities of G1 in the stores are very limited.

We also spotted a G1 unboxing video where the phone's gets physically compared to several other T-Mobile phones.

Android OS fans have another reason to cheer as today is the official release of the Android OS source code. The Android OS was conceived as an open source project right from the very start, but it's only now that Google release the juice that makes the latest mobile OS ticking. Now everyone, who feels confident enough, can contribute to the optimization and the future development direction of the Android.


Reader comments

  • Arthur V

make sense much? no. what doesn't it have the compete? the fact that it's not only touch screen but open source with a QWERTY keyboard AND a trackball? or the fact that it has a 3.2 mp camera? or the fact that the apps are easier to find, obtain, in...

  • Anonymous

stick together you bumz!

  • gcotton27

Victor- Thats not true! If your paying a $19.99 internet data plan, we would remove that and add the $24.99 data plan including 400 mms/sms. The G1 $24.99 data plans are the normal $19.99 blackberry or total internet plan plus the $4.99 for 400 mms...

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