T-Mobile confirms Google Phone, coming January 5th

According to TmoNews and their sources, T-Mobile has pretty much confirmed the release date and information about Google's upcoming phone. The phone will be available through Google only, with T-Mobile acting as the service provider. On January 5th at 9AM, the phone should be available straight from Google. Here are the juicy details...

"Google, with support from T-Mobile, is scheduled to launch a new Android device in early January. The Google Android phone will be sold directly by Google via the Web.

  • Support for the device including troubleshooting and exchanges will be managed by Google and HTC.
  • T-Mobile will offer service support including billing, coverage, features, and rate plans.

Additional details Streamline content regarding the launch of Google's Android phone will be coming in early January."

This release date falls perfectly in line with Google's press conference, which was just reported by Engadget. The conference is scheduled for January 5th in Mountain View, CA. Here's the text from the invite...

"With the launch of the first Android-powered device just over a year ago, we've seen how a powerful, open platform can spur mobile product innovation. And this is just the beginning of what's possible.

Please join us in Mountain View on January 5, for an Android press gathering."

According to AllDroid," the phone may also have a different name at release. It's possible that the "Nexus One" name is only being used for the developer version of the device. However, the source may not be so credible, as he also claims that the phone would not be available to the masses in January. In any case, all will soon be revealed. Keep your eyes glued to Neowin for more details as they come in.

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Cool, I'm in the market for a new phone and was going to wait for the X10 after being disappointed with the release schedule for the Droid/Milestone in the UK.

ah.. I wonder how the competition goes if google comes up with a nicer phone like the Iphone.
I think google knows about the consumers interest but this announcement is earlier than i expected.

hmm..nice to hear...2010 gonna be a rock solid within Google, Microsoft & Apple...Android, WM7 & iPhone next version will help developers / hw vendors to innovate..and give a good option for consumers to choose from various options..
(Apple has something to us in Jan end...Also, there is an event along with Sprint +Microsoft, the day before CES...but need to wait until March to see WM7)

I hope I can get this phone on the day it's released! Glad to see that Google is not stopping for anyone - they are taking on MS and Apple! Having Search making billions for you (almost passively) sure is awesome!

thats why Apple is gonna eat Google too with new innovations on Maps, cloud apps..everyone are eating others somehow...its good for business and also for consumers..

guruparan said,
thats why Apple is gonna eat Google too with new innovations on Maps, cloud apps..everyone are eating others somehow...its good for business and also for consumers..

You do realise that maps, and Youtbe are actually using licensed technology from Google right? if Apple tries to pull a fast one on Google, they could remove their licenses easily.

Apple has purchased Placebase, a mapping company, and they've repeatedly had job postings looking to advance their maps application. I wouldn't be surprised if they created their own in-house system. Which would also allow them to produce their own in-house navigation system similar to the one found on Android. YouTube is different. I don't see Apple competing against them, nor do I see them pulling it out of spite. They want more people using the site. Many videos are uploaded from iPhones.