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T-Mobile USA issued a statement today, updating customers on how they can be one of the first people to get their hands on the first Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Android phone called the G1. A spokesperson said: “Given the great anticipation and the heavy pre-sale demand for the T-Mobile G1 with Google, we nearly tripled the number of phones initially available for delivery on our Oct. 22 launch date, and have sold through them all.” The demand is not unexpected that the Web site and customer call phone lines were tied up for hours after the announcement was made on Sept. 23. This may give some more weight to a report that leaked out on Wednesday, which said T-Mobile is planning to sell up to 500,000 of the phones this quarter and may order up to 2 million devices from handset-maker HTC in the near future.
T-Mobile customers who still want to pre-order a device, will be able to place a pre-order through Oct. 21, but the phone will be delivered at a later date. More information can be found at www.T-MobileG1.com. Of course, general availability will begin Oct. 22 at select T-Mobile retail stores and online in the U.S. The phone will cost $179 with a two-year voice and agreement and data plans will start as low as $25 for unlimited data and 400 text messages and go up to $35 a month for unlimited messaging and Internet browsing.