Google Phone Goes On Sale Today. Lines Started As Early As Yesterday Evening.

Posted Oct 22, 2008

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.