The first Android phone has yet to hit the market, but a surge in consumer demand for T-Mobile’s G1 has reportedly prompted the company to nearly triple the number of phones available for delivery On October 22. Despite significantly bumping up production, though, the wireless carrier says it has already sold out of its pre-sale inventory and won't promise to ship any more phones in time for the launch.

No actual numbers have been provided aside from the “tripled” quote, so this could be nothing more than a boring attempt to hype up the upcoming phone. That said, recent reports suggest that T-Mobile could sell between 400,000 and 500,000 units by the end of the year – not bad considering it costs $179 and requires a two-year voice and data contract.