White T-Mobile G1s finally start hitting the shelves

A note for all of you budding handset manufacturers out there: if you want to release your device as quickly as possible, don’t make the case white. As far as we can tell from the T-Mobile G1, making white cases takes a whole month longer than making them in black or brown. While all three colors were announced at the same time, the white one has been unavailable since the launch of the device.

If you’ve been waiting for a G1 encased in a shell that stimulates all three color cone cells in your eye at nearly equal levels, your time has come. In other words, T-Mobile just sent us a note to let us know that the white G1 is available beginning today.