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Android 1.5 “Cupake” Hitting T-Mobile G1s

By Eric • Apr 30th, 2009 • Category: Lead Story, android os, t-mobile g1

Reports are coming in from across the web that G1 users are seeing their phones update to Android 1.5. “Cupcake” as the update is known, has been anticipated for quite some time. Until now, a release date was unknown. No word as to whether this is an official rollout, or how quickly it will be [...]

T-Mobile G2 to be released January 26th?

By Eric • Dec 19th, 2008 • Category: hardware, t-mobile g1

The latest Android rumor focuses on the availability of T-Mobile’s next Android handset, the “G2.”  According to a leaked document, the new handset will be available on T-Mobile starting January 26th. In addition to the release date, the leaked document lists a number of specs for the new phone.
The software updates look similar to the [...]

T-Mobile Addresses Data Roaming

By Eric • Dec 10th, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

Engadget received an official response from T-Mobile regarding Data Roaming. As many know, it is possible to turn Data Roaming off to avoid unexpected charges. Unfortunately, this method may not be bullet proof, as discovered by the guy that recently incurred $100+ in charges while traveling abroad. It seems that disabling Data Roaming can be [...]

Google AdWords for G1

By Eric • Dec 8th, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

Today the Google mobile ads team announced options for targeting the iPhone, G1, and other full HTML mobile browsers. Available today, publishers can target specific mobile platforms, or prevent ads from showing. Previously, desktop ads were shown in results pages, but today’s enhancement will provide more targeted results.
With mobile search continuing to grow, and mobile [...]

American Express Offering G1 for $125

By Eric • Dec 1st, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

American Express is offering the T-Mobile G1 to cardholders for $125 via the company’s My Wishlist site. This is a great deal for those with both an AMEX card, and a desire for a G1. It looks like the offer is only good for the first 200 purchases, so this deal won’t last long.
[via IntoMobile]

HTC Expects to Ship 1 Million G1 Handsets This Year

By Eric • Nov 26th, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

HTC has revised is shipment forecast for the G1. The company now expects to ship one million of the handsets by the end of 2008. This is up from the 600,000 that HTC previously forecast. While this number will be compared with the three million iPhone 3Gs sold in the first three days of availability, [...]

G1 Multitouch on Video

By Eric • Nov 23rd, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

RyeBrye has posted a proof of concept video showing the G1’s multitouch capability. In the video, one can see the G1 recognizing and reacting to two simultaneous touches.
As of yet, this is just a starting point, with no final product. Hopefully this is will develop into something more useful in the near future.
[via RyeBlog]

White G1 Delayed?

By Eric • Nov 16th, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

TmoNews is reporting that the White T-Mobile G1 is being delayed until after the Thanksgiving holiday. The delay is rumored to be due to paint chipping.
As for the other colors:

Bronze has been temporarily removed from my.tmobile, since it is sold out. Should return around November 24th.
Black is currently back ordered online, but available in some [...]

T-Mobile G1 now available at WalMart

By Eric • Nov 11th, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

Everyone’s favorite Android phone, the G1 has finally made it’s way to WalMart.
The device is currently listed on the retailer’s website, but states that price will vary by store. Local availability can be checked on the WalMart site. It was rumored that WalMart would be selling the G1 for less than the $179 contract price [...]

T-Mobile G1 contains $144 in parts

By Eric • Nov 11th, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

iSuppli Corporation today released it’s analysis of the T-Mobile G1’s parts list. By iSuppl’s estimates, the G1 requires about $144 in parts to manufacture. This represents a $35 difference with the G1’s $179 subsidized price, and $225 less than the unit’s retail price.