Google Phone Goes On Sale Today. Lines Started As Early As Yesterday Evening.
The Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) G1 phone with the Android operating system is now being sold in T-Mobile stores today. The cost of the phone is $179 with a 2 year contract. The phone is available in stores where T-Mobile’s 3G services are supported. These cities include Boston, Chicago, Dallas, L.A., Minneapolis, NYC, and Seattle.
The first sale was made in the T-Mobile San Francisco store yesterday evening. The G1, manufactured by HTC, comes with a QWERTY keyboard, touch screen, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Yesterday Google provided the download links for the open source operating system powering the phone.
Wired reported that there were about 150 people in line at the T-Mobile San Francisco (699 Market Street) store as early as yesterday evening. T-Mobile is owned by Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE:DT).
If you have any stories about the lines at T-Mobile stores in major metro areas, make sure to send them over or comment on this post.This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry