T-Mobile-Dream

T-Mobile G1 using multi-core Qualcomm processor?

A forum user has tipped off Android Community on the G1 chipset. It appears the chipset used in the G1 will be made by Qualcomm, and is one of the company's 7201 multi-core processors, a dual core to be precise. It is said to be more stable and energy efficient than most processors; however, unusually, the two cores are not the same.

The first core is a speciality core dedicated solely to phone functionality such as making phone calls. The second core is a general purpose core intended for applications, in order to accommodate more application processing load. The end result should be less lag due to overloaded phone processors. According to the tip, clock speed for both cores will be the same. Because of this, overclocking the G1 will not have much of an increase in performance. There are reportedly still some problems with the multi-core setup that, under specific situations, may cause the phone to crash; Qualcomm is apparently "working around the clock" to fix the drivers at the root of this.

T-Mobile G1 website is up!

Just moments ago T-MobileG1.com went online. The site appears to be ready to cover the announcement tomorrow morning. Different buttons including "See", "Learn", "Do" and "Get it First" hint at a pre-order starting tomorrow.

At the top is a navigation bar including "T-Mobile Sites", "Shop", "locate" and "Support". While the site does not actually give you any details it does hint at a lot. The information as well as full announcement coverage is not up yet. The tabs read:

Win a T-Mobile G1 smartphone with Android Community!

Who doesn’t want a free Android smartphone? To celebrate the launch of T-Mobile’s G1, we are going to give the new handset away to one of our community members during our Live Blog of T-Mobile’s Android announcement on September 23rd . To be in with a chance of winning, you'll need to be a registered user and logged into the forum during the live blog. (http://live.androidcommunity.com). Sound simple? The winner will be selected at random and announced via the Live Blog. A notification will be sent out to the registered email of the user account, making it very important that the email address listed in your profile is correct. The winner then has 5 minutes to post in this forum to claim their prize. If the first winner doesn't speak up within five minutes (based on the forum clock), we'll pick another member at random and the process will start again. We'll continue until we have a winner!

G1 appears on T-Mobile customer promotions page

The Android-based G1 has already started showing up on T-Mobile USA's website, as a promotions page for existing customers.  While the pre-registration link does not yet work, it's apparent confirmation that the device will be offered to existing T-Mobile users prior to general availability.

It also confirms the handset's name - the T-Mobile G1.  Up until now the device had been referred to as "T-Mobile's first Android-based device". There is still no word on pricing; the current rumors suggest $199, but that may not necessarily refer to the pre-registration price for existing subscribers.  T-Mobile have scheduled a launch event for the G1 on September 23rd, which Android Community will be Live Blogging at http://Live.AndroidCommunity.com/ [via Engadget]

T-Mobile Android launch confirmed Sept 23rd: We’ll be Live Blogging

Android Community has just been invited to an event that will see the launch of the first Android powered T-Mobile smartphone.  The press conference will be on September 23rd at 10:30AM EDT and we'll be Live Blogging the whole event, together with bringing you hands-on photos of the new Android device from a live product demonstration.

The cellphone we expect to see officially unveiled is HTC's Dream, which is believed to be branded the T-Mobile G1.  The September 23rd event ties in with the previously leaked suggestion that the carrier would be announcing their Android handset on this date, with availability by the end of October. Both T-Mobile and Google executives will be presenting the G1, and we'll have all the details as they happen.  The Live Blog address is http://Live.AndroidCommunity.com/ so join us on September 23rd!

T-Mobile UK rumored to get G1 Dream in November

UK newspaper The Telegraph is reporting that T-Mobile UK will be the exclusive carrier to supply the HTC Dream aka G1 in the country, with the Android-based smartphone set to go on sale as early as November.  While the sources of the news are unclear, the basic premise is believable.  Google has committed to Android devices being available in Q4 2008, and T-Mobile is believed to be preparing to sell the G1 in the US. No suggestion has been made of the handset's price, or whether specific tariffs will be rolled out for data access. T-Mobile UK currently offer a "web'n'walk" package for unlimited on-device mobile internet access, priced from £7.50 a month ($13). T-Mobile USA is rumored to offer two plans for the G1, one at $35 providing unlimited data & messaging, and a cheaper $25 plan that includes 400 messages. [via Talk Android]

T-Mobile G1 phone images leaked!

The Google's Android-powered phone for T-Mobile called G1 gets very real with the newly leaked images on a Chinese forum.  We've seen the G1 demoed at Google IO earlier this year and another demo by Andy Rubin, but never have we've seen spy shots in the wild.  So here is the T-Mobile G1 in all her glory!

Looking over the images, I'm not terribly surprised by it's appearance since we've already seen a leak diagram a few days back.  Just as expected, the G1 phone will come in white with T-Mobile brand across the top.  The display slides up to reveal a five row full QWERTY keyboard.  There's a dedicated Menu button, a phone button, home, back and end call button.  As expected the G1 features a jogball similar to what we'd find on a Sidekick.

The G1's specs and features are still unknown but it is rumored to sport a 528Mhz Qualcomm 7201 processor; Data kit for USB connectivity in the box; 64128MB Internal RAM; 128256MB Internal ROM, 1GB MicroSD card; Dedicated camera button; 3.1MP camera (no flash) 2048 x 1536; Video playback files - H.264, streaming, 3GPP, MPEG4, and Codec 3GP and a Dedicated YouTube Player.  Yes, I agree the memory is really low, but this is still a rumor so take it with a grain of salt. Also, the rumor going around the Internet is that T-Mobile is set to launch in less than 8 weeks. On October 13th, 2008 you can get the G1 phone for the subsidized price of $199; this price is instant with no mail in rebates.  Furthermore, existing T-Mobile subscribers "should" expect to be able to pre-order the G1 phone on September 17th. Customers who pre-order the G1 will receive it on launch day! Unfortunately, only postpaid customers with 22 months of tenure for people on a 2-year contract or 11 months of tenure for people on a 1-year contract will be able to pre-order it. Employees, FlexPay or Prepaid customers will not be able to pre-order it either. [gallery] [Engadget Via Gizmodo]

Android-powered T-Mobile G1 Engineering drawings!

Android Community has just been invited to an event that will see the launch of the first Android powered T-Mobile smartphone.  The press conference will be on September 23rd at 10:30AM EDT and we’ll be Live Blogging the whole event, together with bringing you hands-on photos of the new Android device from a live product demonstration.

The cellphone we expect to see officially unveiled is HTC’s Dream, which is believed to be branded the T-Mobile G1.  The September 23rd event ties in with the previously leaked suggestion that the carrier would be announcing their Android handset on this date, with availability by the end of October. Both T-Mobile and Google executives will be presenting the G1, and we’ll have all the details as they happen.  The Live Blog address is http://Live.AndroidCommunity.com/ so join us on September 23rd!

Sept 16, 2008 -Vincent Nguyen

--- The Android Guys managed to get their mitts on the first real drawings of the T-Mobile G1. The images reveal a lot more information that we've only been able to speculate on up until now. The most notable part of the T-Mobile G1 is the "chin". It's located towards the bottom of the handset where the jogball and buttons are located. This design doesn't make any sense to me whatsoever. The slide up display and the chin alone will drive case makers mad! I hope for the sake of the G1's longevity that the outer shell is well-built from scratch-resistant material. Other exterior markings include "with Google" located on the back of the G1, while the HTC logo and the T-Mobile myFaves logo live underneath the slide up display. As the Android Guys pointed out, I'm happy to see HTC branded on the Dream phone since they're the first to go to market so heck yes, they deserve to show off their brand.

The most important part of the engineering diagram is the sizing. Based on the dimensions given, we can calculate that the thickness of the G1 is approximately 0.64-inches or 16.35mm. This isn't bad considering the iPhone is 12.3mm thick, without a flip-out screen section. We're still unsure of the display's dimensions, but we can hope that it'll at least match the iPhoneís 3.5-inch screen. T-Mobile G1 specs/feature update - NOTE: the list is speculative and can change at anytime. Other specs AndroidGuys reported later via anonymous sources said the device will sport a 528Mhz Qualcomm 7201 processor; Data kit for USB connectivity in the box; 64128MB Internal RAM; 128256MB Internal ROM, 1GB MicroSD card; Dedicated camera button; 3.1MP camera (no flash) 2048 x 1536; Video playback files - H.264, streaming, 3GPP, MPEG4, and Codec 3GP and a Dedicated YouTube Player. [gallery]

World’s first Android phone: call it T-Mobile G1

I'm willing to bet the farm that the world's first Android-powered phone is called T-Mobile G1.  I've been watching all the domain names starting with T-MobileG1.com through T-MobileG5.com over the past week.  Up until today, there wasn't any Name Servers attached to T-MobileG1.com and G1Phone.com!  By performing a simple whois lookup, it lists ns1.logicworks.net and ns2.logicworks.net as the Name Servers.

So, what's the connection?  T-MobileAtHome.com, Sidekick.com, T-MobileShadow.com, among others is all hosted by LogicWorks.  By adding the Name Servers to the domain T-MobileG1.com, I believe it's only a matter of time before T-Mobile officially announces the G1 Android phone. Another conclusion I've arrived at: T-Mobile plans to offer at least four more generations of gPhones after the G1.

T-Mobile G1 preorder details leak: HTC Dream launch October 13th

Android Community has just been invited to an event that will see the launch of the first Android powered T-Mobile smartphone.  The press conference will be on September 23rd at 10:30AM EDT and we’ll be Live Blogging the whole event, together with bringing you hands-on photos of the new Android device from a live product demonstration.

The cellphone we expect to see officially unveiled is HTC’s Dream, which is believed to be branded the T-Mobile G1.  The September 23rd event ties in with the previously leaked suggestion that the carrier would be announcing their Android handset on this date, with availability by the end of October. Both T-Mobile and Google executives will be presenting the G1, and we’ll have all the details as they happen.  The Live Blog address is http://Live.AndroidCommunity.com/ so join us on September 23rd!

Sept 16, 2008 -Vincent Nguyen

--- Further details about how T-Mobile's preorder system for the Android-powered HTC Dream - aka T-Mobile G1 - have leaked, courtesy of some internal carrier documents that TmoWorld claim to have received.  They apparently confirm several dates, including an official HTC Dream launch on October 13th.  However, on October 17th T-Mobile will begin taking pre-orders from existing customers, using an exclusive online site.

Only postpaid customers will be eligible to preorder; FlexPay, Prepaid or T-Mobile employees will have to wait for the Dream to go to general availability.  Existing customers must be at least 22 months into a 2-year contract, or 11 months into a 1-year contract, in order to upgrade.  The preorder period will end on October 3rd at 5pm, and buyers will receive their HTC Dream (aka G1) on October 13th. Preorder price is an apparently confirmed $199 (following an instant rebate) and will be billed to customers' accounts; an $18 upgrade fee will also be charged. A new 2-year contract will be required, together with an unlimited data plan similar to that on the iPhone.  T-Mobile will offer two such plans, one at $35 providing unlimited data & messaging, and a cheaper $25 plan that includes 400 messages.  As rumored, customers will also need a GMail account in order to set up the phone. TmoWorld's documentation lists the following specifications for the handset, which will be available in black, white or brown.  GPS is an obvious omission, but hopefully "Maps" is a less than clear way of referring to that.  Previous versions of the HTC Dream prototype have included GPS functionality.
- Touch Screen - Full Qwerty keyboard - 3G/ WiFi - Full HTML internet capabilities - Easy access to all Google applications (Gmail, Gtalk, search) - Maps - Street view - You Tube - Phone - IM/Text - Email - Camera 3.0mp - Video (playback only, no recording) - Music player & 1GB memory card pre-loaded - Applications, all available in Google marketplace (icon on the homescreen)
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