Ahead of the Oct. 22 launch of the G1, the first phone powered by Google's Android software, T-Mobile USA is allowing customers to book pre-orders up until Oct. 21 for shipment at a later date, according to a company statement.
According to email from a T-Mobile spokesperson, the carrier tripled the number of phones initially available for the launch, and has sold them all through pre-orders. However, the company said customers could continue making pre-orders for the phone up until Oct. 21 and those phones will be shipped at some time in the future after the launch date. T-Mobile also reiterated that customers can register on the G1 website to find out where they can pick up their phone on Oct. 22.
HTC, the maker of the phone, said it expected to sell between 400,000 and 500,000 units in the fourth quarter and potentially up to 2 million by the end of 2009.
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