It looks like all of our speculative guesses as to what tricks the first Android-powered handset would bring all turned out to be truths, even that bit about it having a built-in music download service from Amazon.
The T-Mobile G1, which is going to be released next month exclusively under T-Mobile, will feature an app for the Amazon MP3 music store, which users can use to search, download, buy and play music from Amazon MP3, a bed of over 6 million DRM-free tracks from all four major music labels and thousands of independents. The really juicy part is that since the songs are DRM-free, they can be played on any type of digital music playing device on the planet.
The 100 bestselling songs on Amazon’s MP3 store all cost only 89 cents each, unlike stated otherwise, with most album prices ranging from $5.99 to $9.99. Song downloads will only be possible through Wi-Fi, though, so you can’t put the T-Mobile G1′s 3G feature to good use here.
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