Tipster: T-Mobile G1 coming October 23rd

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An anonymous tipster has confirmed that a major T-Mobile press conference is scheduled for October 23 in LA or NYC in anticipation of a full G1 launch. That’s right, folks: the Android phone is coming. To recap, the G1 is a rebadged HTC Dream from T-Mobile. We have full coverage here but we know the following:

First off, that “chin” that’s got everyone talking is allegedly called a “kicktail” and the slide mechanism is considered an “arc slider screen“. How that works isn’t clear yet, but we want to see it in action.

* 528Mhz Qualcomm 7201 processor
* Data kit for USB connectivity in the box
* 64MB Internal RAM
* 128MB Internal ROM
* 1GB MicroSD card
* 5 Row QWERTY keypad
* Trackball
* Dedicated camera button
* 3.1MP camera (no flash) 2048 x 1536
* Video playback files – H.264, streaming, 3GPP, MPEG4, and Codec 3GP
* Dedicated YouTube Player
* Audio playback files – MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, MPEG4, WAV, MIDI, REAL AUDIO, OGG
* Wallpaper supports JPG, BMP, PNG, and GIF
* Speakerphone (mono, natch)
* Ringtones (MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA)
* Bluetooth (class 1)
* Picture Caller ID
* SMS and MMS support (Take that Apple!)
* POP, IMAP, and SMTP, AOL, and GMAIL email
* AIM, MSN, YAHOO, and GTALK messaging
* Quad Band (850, 900, 1800, 1900)
* 3G
* 802.11b & 802.11g
* 1150mAh battery
* Screen size is 3.17″ with HVGA (480 x 320)
* Handset 117 x 55 x 16mm
* 5.6 oz weight
* Sync capable with Google Calendar
* Downloadable content via Android Marketplace
* Google Streetview with built-in compass

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