1.5 Million G1 Phones Have Been Pre-Ordered!

T-Mobile has already sold 1.5 MILLION HTC G1 handsets, a number that is absolutely astounding especially considering the circumstances surrounding that number. The phone isn’t even publicly available yet, meaning 1.5 million have put blind faith in the phone absolutely rocking.

And yes, the phone does absolutely ROCK. But what is even more impressive is that pre-orders are currently available ONLY to existing T-Mobile customers- something the Magenta Men designed to reward loyalty. So how many MORE phones will T-Mobile sell once the company opens up sales to ANYone? Or asked another way, how many Verizon, Sprint and AT&T customers will hit the exit door early to hop on the Android bandwagon… with T-Mobile?

By the way, that 1.5 Million is only online pre-orders… and estimated 1 million more may have place pre-orders in physical retail stores, which would put the PRE-ORDER amount at 2.5 million. How many phones do T-Mobile and HTC have to go around? How much demand could they fulfill? Because it seems like regardless of how many they make… there will be someone there to buy them.

You’ve got to assume that if 2.5 million have already been sold, in the next 2.5 months another 2 million or so will be sold. With advertising campaigns, word of mouth buzz and everything else driving demand (like the holidays)… We could see 5 Million G1 devices sold by year’s end.

And remember, this is just ONE Android phone on ONE carrier. All the custom applications have an immediately HUGE number of potential users and that number will only GROW as time goes on.

One thing is for sure… Verizon and AT&T are taking a close, close look at the sales figures T-Mobile is making and wondering what they should do? Is it time to give in and hop on the Android bandwagon? I would say Yes… or you’re just going to see more and more Android handsets on T-Mobile and Sprint that continue to attract traditional mobile customers from their base.

This news is GREAT for T-Mobile, HTC, Google, Android the OHA and everyone who has any type of interest or investment in Android or the mobile industry.

Congratulations to T-Mobile and HTC… these numbers are a well earned reward for being the first brave companies to take on the Android Challenge, and for passing with FLYING colors!

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  • Daniel

    I know I’m dropping AT&T as soon as I am able to purchase the phone, not quite sure when that will be though because it seems like they are going to go fast :(

  • Benji

    Don’t get the party hats out just yet — the 1.5 million figure isn’t coming from T-Mobile, just a couple online postings with no source of the sales figure referenced. T-Mobile has not issued a statement regarding sales of the G1.

  • Ryan

    I love the G1 but I think the 1.5million # is HIGHLY suspect.

  • Tony S.

    That news is just a rumor…
    And I don’t know where do you get those 1.0M extra devices. HTC wouldn’t make such a high number of devices in a new platform.
    If anything, 1.5M would be the total number of preorders. And if the G1 sells anything near 2M devices before year’s end, THAT will be a big success.

  • henrystamp

    Benji — this news was broken not by some unknown blog with no credibility on the line, but the Motley Fool, a respected financial magazine that has a very good record of breaking news.

  • cleetose

    I know I am leaving Sprint the moment I can get my hands on a G1.

  • some dude in queens

    1.5 million where all the pre orders, each tmobile presale was 500 thousand units, they sold out three times so thats your 1.5 million. they said that on release day they will ship the phones to customers that preordered and have phones for walk in customers. so we can easily deduce that HTC has produced well over 2 million units. and with all this success you can bet that HTC is hard at work pumping out the holiday stock as we speak. your probably looking at well over 4 million units in 2008 alone.

    And this is only 2008, and only Tmobile. Dare i say it, it will be a massacre for the iPhone, and anything else that stands in the way of Android.

  • Mr. Hunt

    Cleetose, don’t give up on Sprint too soon. Rumor has it the sprint android phone will arrive before 2009 with “additional features”. Can’t wait.

  • Mr. G1

    Leaving Sprint is the best decision any current Spent customer can do.
    I work for T-mobile (Suburb of Philly) and our store alone and have had at least 500 people come in asking to preorder the G1 and when I told them they cant. They said they will be back the 22nd. I definitely think T-mobile will sell around 3 million by the end of 2008.

  • Tony S.

    “… by the Motley Fool, a respected financial magazine that has a very good record of breaking news”