T-Mobile G1 Event Round-up

The official T-Mobile G1 announcement event just came to a close in New York and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Here’s a rundown of the facts and features for the upcoming G1.

G1 Pricing and Release Date

The G1 will launch in the US on October 22nd and will be priced at $179. The G1 will be ties into a two-year contract with T-Mobile.

The G1 will launch across the UK in early November with Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and the Netherlands expecting a launch date in Q1 of 2009.

Android G1 Intro Video

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Extra Details

  • Downloads from the Android Market (T-Mobile download store) will be free to G1 owners for 90 days after their purchase.
  • Existing T-Mobile users can place their orders online today!
  • T-Mobile to offer two data plans, these include $25 with unlimited data with some messaging allowance or $35 with unlimited data and messaging.
  • The G1 will be sim-loced to T-Mobile
  • The G1 will not support Exchange but can read word, pdf and excel filetypes.
  • The G1 will be available outside 3G markets although the best experience will be via Wi-Fi or 3G.
  • The G1 will not feature a desktop sync but will sync online with Gmail, Yahoo!, Microsoft and AOL mail syncs.
  • No Skype support.

Full T-Mobile G1 specification.

We’ll keep you updated on the latest Android media and news to come from the event, for the latest Android discussion head on over to our Androd forums.

[via CrunchGear + Engadget.com]

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