Slideshow: Android Arrives

Maybe it was the chill in the October air, but the launch of T-Mobile US Inc. 's G1 phone -- the first to use Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)'s Android mobile operating system -- today didn't draw crowds like the Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) 3G iPhone did earlier this summer.

There were no lines outside either the 5th Avenue or 8th Avenue T-Mobile stores that Unstrung visited this morning. There was, however, a 45-minute wait inside the 8th Avenue store to get the phone, largely because many customers seemed to have decided to buy two or more of the $179 handsets. You can see how Android arrived by clicking through our slide show.

According to T-Mobile sales people, the phone appears to be a steady seller. Sales people at the store told Unstrung that they expected to sell out of the 35 phones they had been allocated by noon.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung made this one all by himself.

DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 3:29:03 PM
re: Slideshow: Android Arrives what do you think will be the next android device they sell -- something that's all data and no phone, perhaps?
joset01 12/5/2012 | 3:29:01 PM
re: Slideshow: Android Arrives Motorola will probably be next in early 09. My hunch is that Samsung may reuse some of the work they've done on using cellphone-like platforms to swap multimedia content between the TV, PC, and third screen but its just a hunch, no backup yet.

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