Not only are unlocked G1s selling well on eBay (yours truly snagged one there), but the Asian market, particularly China, is gobbling them up with a voracious appetite. Apparently, HTC has taken notice, and it's likely the G1 Android handset will officially become available in China and it's Asian neighbors sometime in the first half of 2009.

How may this affect availability in the States and other markets already carrying the G1? Will a foray into Asian markets have a positive effect on popularity and app development?

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