T-Mobile Android slated for Oct 13th

Highlights

  • pre-order will go until Oct. 3 at 5pm
  • Phones will be received on Oct 13th
  • Price: $199
  • $18 “upgrade” fee
  • 2 year contract required
  • $35 unlimited data & messaging plan
  • $25 plan including 400 messages

Phone Features

  • Touch Screen
  • Full Qwerty keyboard
  • 3G/ WiFi
  • Full HTML internet capabilities
  • Easy access to all Google applications (Gmail, Gtalk, search)
  • Maps
  • Street view
  • You Tube
  • Phone
  • IM/Text
  • Email
  • Camera 3.0mp
  • Video (playback only, no recording)
  • Music player & 1GB memory card pre-loaded
  • Applications, all available in Google marketplace (icon on the homescreen)

Android Developer Challenge Judges and Top 50 Details

The Android developer’s challenge has release most of the top 50 (a few opted to not be made public for now). A slide deck of the winners is available here. I’ve gone through some of them and they have been blowing me away. Lists are being put together with the websites for the winners. There is some really exciting work being done.

Even though its the first one on the list, AndroidScan still blows me away. It uses the phone on the camera to take a photo of a bar code, look up the product in a database, and then gets you all the information you would need about that product and where you can buy it right from your phone (amazon, ebay, etc). Do yourself a favor and watch the video.

I’ll be going through that slide deck and will be posting some more of my favorites. Anyone else hope the HTC Diamond can run Android out of the box? ;)

But Daddy! I want and Andoid phone NOW!

A Microsoft Office editor should be available at launch and based on these screenshots, its going to be pretty useful.

I’ll have to fire up the Android emulator this weekend and see how this stacks up against mobile Google Docs and Spreadsheets.

Veruca Salt:
Hey, Daddy, I want an Oompa Loompa. I want you to get me an Oompa Loompa right away.

Mr. Salt:
All right, Veruca, all right. I’ll get you one before the day is out.

Veruca Salt:
I want an Oompa Loompa now!

Violet Beauregarde:
Can it, you nit!

(Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)