I'll be live posting details from t-mobiles live-stream here. Stay tuned!
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11:21 am: Last photos from endgadget:
11:16 am: Show is finishing, people are invited to try the Android Apps.
11:13 am: Sergey Brin (Google founder): "The first app I wrote was one where you throw your phone in the air and it measures how long it takes to catch it."
11:11 am: There is no Skype client (not yet).
11:11 am: Even the Google-Founders show presence today.
11:10 am: UMTS and quadband GSM works with GSM/GPRS worldwide.
11:09 am: Android will support: MP3 , AAC, WMA and other common music standards, but no iTunes DRM-locked tracks
11:09 am: More images from endgadget:
11:04 am: Ads on Android will start in October. (??)
11:04 am: It will be available outside 3G areas, but customers will be told if their area doesn't have 3G.
11:04 am: The G1 will also have WiFI
11:03 am: You can read PDF, Word & Excel, no Exchange from launch - leaving that for a 3rd party developers.
11:03 am: GMail will be pushed, IMAP is a pull system.
11:02 am: No to tethered modem, and yes you'll need a voice plan as well!
11:01 am: It will be SIM-locked to T-Mobile!
11:00 am: Android sources will be open in October.
10:59 am: Public availability in UK: early Nov; across Europe: Q1 2009.
10:58 am: Public availability from October 22nd. (in the US)
10:57 am: Two data plans, $25/mo unlimited web+limited messaging OR $35/mo unlimited web+messaging
10:56 am: the G1 is $179 for online orders
10:55 am: 3rd party apps, like Jeffrey Sharkey's CompareEverywhere are demonstrated on stage.
10:54 am: Even more screenshots from endgadget
10:52 am: New photo:
10:51 am: PacMan and Android Market are being demonstrated.
10:49 am: StreetView is said to be automatically moving on, based on the accelerometer This is hot !
10:48 am: They show off StreetView in Compassmode, stunning again!
10:47 am: The mediaplayer from SDK 0.9r1 is the real player in 1.0 .
10:46 am: Photo from the stage:
10:42 am: The dream is on stage.
10:38 am: Andy Rubin and Eric Chu have been on stage so far. Nothing incredibly interesting so far.
10:31 am: Visitors are being told about emergency exists
10:30 am: Awesome, my live-stream does NOT WORK
10:21 am: via engadget.com: endgatet got their hands on
Yep -- there it is. We finally, finally got our mitts all over the very first Android device, the T-Mobile G1 -- hanging out in the crowd, waiting for the official announce, naturally -- and so far we like what we see. The phone is surprisingly thinner than we thought it would be, and it feels pretty solid in your hand (though they've opted for an almost all plastic device, no metal here). The keyboard seems usable and reasonably well thought-out, and the slider action is like butter, with a nice little swoop for good effect. But really, the pictures tell the whole story, so check out the gallery below! (Once it's done uploading.)
10:15 am: Live-Stream is half up ( http://announcement.t-mobileg1.com/ )
9:27 am: via engadget.com: It's true, Amazon just announced that its MP3 music store will be pre-loaded as an application on the T-Mobile G1. Users will be able to search, download, buy and play music from Amazon MP3 -- that's a selection of 6 million DRM-free MP3 songs from all four major labels and many independents. The pre-loaded Amazon MP3 application provides G1 owners with a phone-optimised view of the Amazon MP3 store -- WiFi is required to search, browse, listen to samples, and buy tracks at a cost of around $0.89 with most albums priced between $5.99 and $9.99. How you like them Apples, Apple.
9:23 am: via engadget.com: TmoNews has uncovered new specs and info on the phone. Here's what they've got so far: the phone is 4.6 x 2.16 x 0.63 inches, weighs 5.6 ounces, features a 480 x 320 HVGA display, sports 3G (obviously), GPS, has a 3.1-megapixel camera, supports up to 8GB of memory (though no format is mentioned), and will feature 5 hours of talktime with 130 hours of standby. Strangely, the phone won't do video capture (what?), won't have stereo Bluetooth, will require a Gmail account, and won't be sold at stores outside of a 2-5 mile radius of T-Mobile's 3G coverage areas. That last bit sounds a little odd to us, but we're guessing a lot of the functionality of this device will be shot in non-3G regions.
9:15 am: Excitement is getting physical!
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