Jun 17 AT 2:05 AM Taylor Wimberly 11 Comments

T-Mobile Lowers G1 to $149. MyTouch 3G Coming Next Week?

We know the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G is coming soon, but could it launch this month?  The phone, HTC Sapphire, has been released overseas and in Canada, but has yet to hit the US.  Recent details reveal the phone will be officially announced next week and possibly launch in June.

The T-Mobile MyTouch 3G is set to debut at $179.99 with a 2yr contract, while the G1 is planned to be reduced in price.  Starting today, you can purchase a G1 from T-Mobile.com for $149.99.  Also today, a Wall Street Journal Blog revealed a T-Mobile MyTouch announcement next week.

With the new low price of the G1 from T-Mobile, it would appear the time has come for their second Android phone.  I have been using the Sapphire for several weeks and promise you this phone will easily outsell the G1.  As for the rest of 2009, get ready for the wave of new Android devices.  Samsung looks like they will have the next Android phone, but 4-20 are still up in the air.

Expect a detailed comparison of T-Mobile’s first two Android phones next week.  I plan to compare battery life, picture/video quality, speakerphone, and anything else you guys want.  Leave a comment if you have questions for a guy who has used both phones extensively.

Fathers Day

It should be noted that the new G1 price from T-Mobile.com is still $50 more expensive than Amazon.com.  We were the first to report back in March, that Amazon is selling the T-Mobile G1 Phone for $97.77.  If you are looking for a last minute gift for Dad, I would highly suggest the G1.  Purchase the phone  in the next 2-3 days and Amazon will deliver it on time.  Amazon is also doing free activation for T-Mobile phones purchased through 11:59 p.m. PDT, June 17, 2009.

Visit Amazon and purchase dad an Android phone for $97..

I'm really glad they didn't call it the G2.

I'm really glad they didn't call it the G2.

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