T-Mobile to accept more G1 pre-orders – for later delivery

by: Darcy LaCouveeOctober 3, 2008

Earlier this evening a T-Mobile rep gave the following statement in regard to the availability of pre-order T-Mobile G1 smartphones.  The pre-order allotment of G1 phones has already been depleted:

Given the great anticipation and the heavy pre-sale demand for the T-Mobile G1 with Google, we nearly tripled the number of phones initially available for delivery on our Oct. 22 launch date, and have sold through them all. However, to accommodate additional T-Mobile customers who want to pre-order a device, they now have the opportunity to place a pre-order through Oct. 21, for delivery at a later date.

Also, people can still pre-register on the T-Mobile G1 Web site to be notified prior to launch where they can purchase the device beginning Oct. 22. Details are available on the T-Mobile G1 Web site, www.T-MobileG1.com.

I suppose the idea behind this is that it would allow people in non-3G markets to order the G1 since they probably won’t be available in stores in those areas.  We’ll find out soon enough!