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Android Pre-Orders Start September 17th?

Finally, something fresh. The he-said/she-said hype covering delayed/not-delayed rumors was low hanging fruit that we preferred not to follow. We even passed up the recent video of what SOME are saying COULD-maybe-possibly-look like-it-might be the HTC Dream – we don’t want to stretch for Android News that isn’t there. But now we’ve got some release information that is a bit more interesting.

According to a “trusted source”, the HTC Dream (model G1) will begin pre-selling on September 17th for $150. The presale will be available ONLY for existing customers and last 7 days. Apparently the phone will be available in black, white and brown. The source suggests you’ll need a GMail account for the phone to work and it will come equipped with 3G, a slide out QWERTY and a 5″ by 3″ touch screen.

We’re guessing that if the above info is true, that the phones will ship on October 1st – when T-Mobile’s 3G network is rumored to launch. At this point or later the HTC Dream G1 will be offered up in-store to new and existing customers.

Please be reminded this is COMPLETE speculation from a supposed trusted source but not OUR trusted source so I can’t comment on how legit the information actually is. We hope its true… but we cannot guarantee anything. At all. However, feel free to speculate all you want in the space below!

[Via TMOnews]




  • http://www.googleandblog.com/ Michael Martin

    Suprised you bit on this one…Im waiting to hear back from my HTC and T-Mobile contacts for any confirmation.

    So far it looks doubtful from the T-Mobile end.

    I will post once something substantial validates this.

    ,Michael Martin
    http://www.googleandblog.com/

  • Brett

    Seems a bit unfair to have this great new open source system debuting on one exclusive network. Come to Sprint soon!

  • Krubuntu

    I hope this isn’t a tease. I can’t confirm this with my former T-Mobile employees but of course they didn’t even know about the SK3 until a week before it’s release. The timing would make sense though; T-Mobile launching 3G on October 1st and their recent announcement of opening up their app-store. C’mon, G1, please be real!

  • http://slideme.org Shane Isbell

    It will take at least two months between certifying the final Android platform and releasing it on a device to the customer. Since we know that Android is not complete, the math doesn’t add up for an October 1st release; pre-sells, that could be today or anytime, maybe it’s true. This may also be insiders leaking info (possibly true, possibly not) to try to kill the rumors that Android is going to be delayed. There is no official release of info anywhere, no one’s willing to back up anything.

  • C-Rex

    Why you gotta get my hopes up like that?

  • servo

    this thing needs to have wifi! I dont want to pay data costs

  • Paul Gunton

    I would have to agree on the naming scheme. Just look at the latest Sidekick from T-Mobile USA,, the “Sidekick 2008″??? What kind of name is that? Is T-Mobile USA running out of names or are they not paying their R&D employees enough? LOL! What does HTC think of this naming scheme from T-Mobile USA? After all you can not currently register your HTC devices on HTC’s official website. I am sure there will be a MAJOR press release from HTC about this phone in the short term.