The site reads, in part, "Order the new T-Mobile G1 for prices starting at $179.99, plus taxes and fees (pricing subject to upgrade eligibility criteria: two-year agreement required). This offer is exclusive to T-Mobile customers only so be one of the first to get the T-Mobile G1 delivered right to your door as early as Oct. 22, 2008. Supplies are limited, so order yours now without hassle. Without fuss. Without any long lines. After all, as a T-Mobile customer, you deserve to get what you want -- when you want it."
It turns out, plenty of people were impressed with the G1. Enough so that they decided to plunk down the $180 to buy one and have it shipped to them as soon as it is available.
Over the weekend, a large number of people attempting to buy the phone were told it was no longer available and couldn't be preordered anymore. Hysteria ensued.
OK, not really, but a few people were upset and complained about it loudly enough on the Internet for the media to pick it up. The T-Mobile Web site appears to be taking orders for the G1 once again.
How many people have actually taken the Android bait, no one is saying.