Just before the press conference today, the buzz cycle over the new T-Mobile G1 handset is already at full speed with Amazon.com dropping a press release about one of the phone's key features that sets it up against the iPhone. The first Android phone will feature a preloaded version of the Amazon music store. G1 owners will be able to buy music from a library of 6 million DRM free songs that can be played on almost any music device, including the Android handset.
The one drawback is that to download music to the device users will need a WiFi connection, which is similar to how the iPhone works. Customers can still search, browse, listen to samples and buy MP3s on the T-Mobile network.
- see this press release