AndroidGuys is reporting that as of yesterday the T-Mobile G1, also known as the HTC Dream, is no longer listed on T-Mobile's site, and is no longer available for purchase. The G1 was the world's first Android phone, and it was, like for so many others, my first Android phone (and in some ways still is my only Android phone).
Engadget writes that a quick search of T-Mobile's website, as well as Amazon, and some more retailers backs up the claim. MobileCrunch adds that the G1 "may still have life left in it for Android fans and hackers, but nobody in their right mind would pay a nickel for one today at the T-Mobile store."
The G1, with its 528MHz processor, 1150 mAh battery, 320 x 480 display, and Android 1.6 OS, just didn't have the power or attractiveness to take on nearly any other Android phone out on the market these days. However, Android Central is quick to add that the G1 is, to the Android community, "a device that no one will ever forget."
AndroidandMe mentions that with "the HTC G1 Blaze set to replace the original, it was only a matter of time before T-Mobile decided to pull the plug on the G1. But let’s not forget that the G1 is the phone responsible for kicking off the Android revolution and lighting a spark in the hearts on the Android modding community."
AndroidGuys notes that "the G1 was a ground breaking device, the first to really challenge the iPhone's dominance of the market, and the handset that gave birth to sites like our own."
So, today we celebrate the G1's success, and all this little phone did for so many.
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