G1-Cases

T-Mobile G1 sighted at Wal-Mart!

There's now living proof that Wal-Mart will be offering the T-Mobile G1.  Android Community member alpinestar snapped a couple of shots of printed material along with a dummy unit of the G1 at a local Wal-Mart.  We'd speculated that Wal-Mart would start selling the G1 today, but it looks like we might be a couple of days off.

According to the picture, there's still no price info yet.  Earlier when I emailed T-Mobile inquiring about the G1 being sold at Wal-Mart, I was told that it's still a rumor and T-Mobile isn't commenting.

If the rumors are to be correct, Wal-Mart will sell the G1 for $148.88, which is over $30 cheaper.  I have to wonder how existing owners of the G1 will feel about all this.  I guess that's a price they pay for being early adopters.

Android Community site updates

There has been a lot of growth with Android Community the last few weeks. Our members have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the first Android-powered handset the T-Mobile G1. The forum has just exploded with news today that the G1 has already been shipped and people may be receiving their G1 a little early.

We have been running several contests recently, the most recent of which is the Golla G1 Case Giveaway. We have been giving a case away every day from October 8th till the launch of the T-Mobile G1. We would like to take the time to thank our premier sponsor Smartphone Experts for sponsoring the Golla G1 Case Giveaway for us. Come on down to our Android Community G1 launch party on Saturday October 18th in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Texas for a chance to meet with Vincent, Ewdi and myself (refused9150) as well as many of our local members. We will be serving food and drinks as well as giving away prizes to our community members. There will be a few very important people attending this event with us, to celebrate the launch of the T-Mobile G1. As many of our users have noticed we have a new banner for our site with the logo "Have you evolved?". We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to DesignDawg for creating this for us. We loved his design for the Signature contest so much that we even decided to print a few limited edition Android Community shirts.

T-Mobile G1 hands-on: Award-Winning Android App feature ShopSavvy

We had a little bit of time today to get an exclusive one on one time with the G1 for our Android Community members, at a special developers event held in Dallas. The company behind Google Application Challenge award winning app ShopSavvy, Big In Japan - were there, demonstrating the software in action on a G1.

The G1 phone was quick and responsive as when we played with it at the launch event last week. We were able to get hands on time with the full version of ShopSavvy. We scanned a barcode (for demonstration purposes, a Logitech webcam) and were able to compare prices online as well as at many stores in the area. No word on when the application will be released, or if it will be a free application or one in which you must purchase. We can imagine it would be particularly useful for all the Christmas shopping coming up over the next few months.  One particularly useful feature is price alert, allowing you to save products to a wish-list that updates you when the product is discounted into your pre-set price range. Check out the video interview we did with Big In Japan here. [gallery]