Wal-Mart will start selling the HTC Android T-Mobile G1 with Google on Wednesday October 29 in 550 stores for $148.88, less than the $179.99 direct price from T-Mobile with a two year contract.
The T-Mobile G1 phone, formerly known as the HTC Dream, has a lot of iPhone-like features but lacks some enterprise features. It uses the open source Android operating system. Reviewers liked the peppy web browser which has a slight security flaw that was updated on Friday October 31. The T-Mobile G1 lacks a video recorder and ability to sync contacts with a computers. Wireless and Mobile News Review of Reviews rates it at 3.5.
The press is calling selling the T-Mobile G1 Google phone a Wal-Mart a controversy