updated 06:00 pm EDT, Tue October 28, 2008
Wal-Mart sells G1 cheaper
Wal-Mart on Tuesday confirmed earlier rumors that it would undercut T-Mobile's price for the Android-powered G1 by $30, according to confirmation obtained by Reuters. The news arrives one day before the retail chain will sell the device at 550 stores throughout the country, priced at $149 with a two-year contract. The T-Mobile G1 was launched last week for $179 when purchased directly from the wireless carrier.
The G1 represents Google's first shot at entering the wireless market, providing users with an open source operating system for mobile devices. Android also features an iPhone-like application store, where users can obtain programs, which expand upon the features and capabilities of the device.