T-Mobile Struggling to Keep up with Demand for G1

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Late last month, T-Mobile USA began taking pre-orders for the G1, which will be the first device running Google’s new Android operating system. This carrier has just announced it has sold all the devices allocated for pre-sale and delivery on October 22.

The company is still taking pre-orders, but these units won’t be delivered until some point after the launch date. Users also have the option of trying to get a G1 from a store after the launch.

An official statement from a T-Mobile spokesperson sums this up:

Given the great anticipation and the heavy pre-sale demand for the T-Mobile G1 with Google, we nearly tripled the number of phones initially available for delivery on our Oct. 22 launch date, and have sold through them all. However, to accommodate additional T-Mobile customers who want to pre-order a device, they now have the opportunity to place a pre-order through Oct. 21, for delivery at a later date.

Also, people can still pre-register on the T-Mobile G1 Web site to be notified prior to launch where they can purchase the device beginning Oct. 22. Details are available on the T-Mobile G1 Web site, www.T-MobileG1.com.

T-Mobile G1More About the T-Mobile G1

The T-Mobile G1 will be a consumer-oriented smartphone with support for this carrier’s new 3G network.

It will include an 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen, a QWERTY keyboard, GPS, and Wi-Fi. It will also sport a microSD card slot and a 3.2 megapixel camera.

The G1 will have a highly functional web browser, and will support many of Google’s services, like Gmail and Google Maps.

Overall, it will be 4.60 inches by 2.2 inches by 0.60 inches, and weigh 5.6 ounces.

It costs $180 with a two-year voice and data agreement.

The G1 will be released in the United Kingdom in November.

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