For Android to be a force to be reckoned with, the first Android-based phone has to be a success. T-Mobile is very optimistic about the sales prospects of its upcoming G1 - the maiden Android phone - which will become available on October 22, 2008. The service provider expects the Android-based G1 to take the market by storm.
It plans to order between 1.5 and 2 million G1 phones from Taiwanese manufacturer HTC , according to a report by Taiwanese news portal CENS .
The report goes further to reveal that T-Mobile expects to sell 400-500 K phones this year itself. According to crude analysis and extrapolation, T-Mobile is going to subsidize the phone by $300.
If the company can actually sell the G1 at the gait it hopes it can, Android would certainly become mobile OS to be reckoned with.
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