Waiting for the G1

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Waiting for the G1

T-Mobile had a special presale for the G1 with Google at its 3rd and Mission San Francisco store, selling the first Android phone 11 hours before it was available anywhere else.

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I'd estimate 60 to 70 people were lined up 90 minutes before the sale started.

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The crowd was somewhat organized.

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Welcome to today's economy, where crowds throng to buy electronics among boarded-up storefronts.

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The crowd was growing fast enough that T-Mobile added a second section to the line as I arrived.

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We cannot verify whether he was indeed the first to get it.

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