Ok everyone, we don’t know how we missed it.  Maybe it’s the automatic association of T-Mobile and Android phones, or maybe it’s that we didn’t really pay too much attention... to the logos on the HTC Magic while amazing Gmail functionality was demonstrated.  EngadgetMobile has brought to light that the HTC Magic, used to show offline Gmail capabilities, was T-Mobile brande...

It appears that firmware revision RC33 (firmware rev 1.1)  has started making its way out to a few select T-Mobile G1 users.  The T-Mobile Forums’ admin, Will, posted the following yesterday... evening:

Good evening!

As some have posted, we have indeed begun issuing an update to G1 users. The update, Firmware version 1.1 / RC33, was released to a small number of users today, bu...

File this one with other earth shattering concepts like “the sky is blue”: Neville Ray, T-Mobile USA’s senior vice president of engineering, confirmed to Fierce Wireless that his company... is planning, among other things, more G series smartphones.

So we haven’t seen the last of Android based smartphones from T-Mobile USA.  Whod’a thunk it?

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I just received a note from T-Mobile’s PR firm that says that the T-Mobile G1 will be available in all T-Mobile retail locations as well as “eligible” retail partner locations starting... on January 24.

This means that you don’t have to live in a 3G coverage area in order to check out the G1 in person before you buy one.  Currently people outside of T-Mobile’s 3G covera...

No, not my own hands-on impressions on the HTC Sapphire, sadly, but those of somebody I trust.  I’ll not go into details, in order to protect her identity, but let’s just say that it makes... perfect sense that she would have access to this phone.

Bear in mind that these comments are about a pre-production device, and much can happen between now and when the device gets released for re...

According to an official statement passed through T-Mobile‘s forums admin, Will:

According to the Android team, “Cupcake,” which is the code name for an Android software build,... is still a work in progress that is considered to be a development branch and not for general availability.

We will update you as T-Mobile G1 software updates are made available to T-Mobile custom...

According to that “news” site we love to hate, DigiTimes, some anonymous sources from Taiwan are claiming that HTC’s Sapphire, the phone thought to be the G2, will be launched in May.

If... true this would mean that we won’t be seeing it next month at the Mobile World Congress show, which would be quite a letdown.  I still believe (hope?) that we’ll see it in Barcelona next month, but I...

The guys over at Gizmodo have scored what appear to be the first live pics of the yet-to-be-announced HTC Sapphire, the device that is likely to be sold as the T-Mobile G2.

The Sapphire is slimmer... than the Dream/G1 due largely to the lack of a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.  Otherwise, the devices look somewhat similar, except that the Sapphire’s “chin” is a bit curvier than the one f...

Reuters is quoting Hamid Akhavan, CEO of T-Mobile global, as saying that the T-Mobile G1 Android powered smartphone will be available to Dutch, Austrian, and Czech T-Mobile customers by the end of this... month – January, 2009.

No word on pricing for those countries, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were fairly aggressive.  T-Mobile Germany is planning to offer it for less than 2 euro...

According to NewsOXY, a Samsung official has said that the company will release an Android powered smartphone this year that will be available on T-Mobile USA and Sprint.

Details are sparse,... and the only quote attributed to the unnamed Samsung official says nothing about Sprint or T-Mobile, but we had heard previously that the device might be based on the Omnia’s slab form factor a...