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T-Mobile Makes it official

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After months of speculation and rumors about what would come of the original Android flagship phone the G1, T-Mobile sadly ended its life with a nice eulogy statement on their press page. As you know it was the G1 that was the first Android phone available anywhere in the world and went on sale in October of 2008.
T-Mobile had already had years of success with its “sidekick” line even attracting the celebrity set including the Hilton sisters, Britney Spears and others to this unique device developed by Andy Rubin. Yes that Andy Rubin. The same Andy Rubin who started Android then sold it to Google.
   So why this quick history lesson? T-Mobile has confirmed that the G2 (that we reported on last week) is being prepped for take off by adding it to their HSPA+ page. Although there is no official date for release the mid August timing suggests they may be bracing for an early October release to coincide with the anniversary of the original G1 launch and the Big Android Barbecue (http://androidbarbecue.com) no matter what the date I too would make sure I get one by the 1st day. For more visit http://androidspin.com/2010/08/18/official-t-mobile-g2-coming-as-first-hspa-device/

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  1. As the FIRST person in Towson MD to purchase a G1, I have faithfully stood by this phone through the release of a raft of similar devices of like speed and many “superphones” running awesome new updates of Android. I didn’t do it because I was altruistic, but because none of the new phones were a. better (faster) than my g1 or b. had a hard keyboard with separate numbers. I look forward to the g2 and I will be at the Towson store again this fall on the launch date. Incidentally, there was no line, I just walked in, told them I wanted one, whipped out my business checking card and they took my picture. No major drama, I expect more fanfare and drama this time. I’ve been an early adopter before, but never have I had as satisfactory experience as with the g1 and T-mo.

  2. As the FIRST person in Towson MD to purchase a G1, I have faithfully stood by this phone through the release of a raft of similar devices of like speed and many “superphones” running awesome new updates of Android. I didn’t do it because I was altruistic, but because none of the new phones were a. better (faster) than my g1 or b. had a hard keyboard with separate numbers. I look forward to the g2 and I will be at the Towson store again this fall on the launch date. Incidentally, there was no line, I just walked in, told them I wanted one, whipped out my business checking card and they took my picture. No major drama, I expect more fanfare and drama this time. I’ve been an early adopter before, but never have I had as satisfactory experience as with the g1 and T-mo.

  3. As the FIRST person in Towson MD to purchase a G1, I have faithfully stood by this phone through the release of a raft of similar devices of like speed and many “superphones” running awesome new updates of Android. I didn’t do it because I was altruistic, but because none of the new phones were a. better (faster) than my g1 or b. had a hard keyboard with separate numbers. I look forward to the g2 and I will be at the Towson store again this fall on the launch date. Incidentally, there was no line, I just walked in, told them I wanted one, whipped out my business checking card and they took my picture. No major drama, I expect more fanfare and drama this time. I’ve been an early adopter before, but never have I had as satisfactory experience as with the g1 and T-mo.

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