T-Mobile’s G1 success

14 Oct 2008

Press reports are suggesting that cellular operator T-Mobile USA has taken advance orders for around 1.5 million G1 handsets, the new phones based on Google’s Android operating system. News website Pulse2 says that the cellco sold out of its initial pre-order shipment of around 500,000 handsets and then tripled the size of the order; this allocation too has now sold out, the site claims. The handsets, which are being manufactured by HTC of Taiwan, are seen as a rival for the popular iPhone device from Apple. The G1 phone is set to be launched by T-Mobile in the US on 22 October, with a UK launch scheduled for November and other European markets to follow early next year.

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