G1s said to be "pouring into China," selling for big bucks

Google may still only be the number two search engine in China, but it looks like it's starting to make some serious inroads into the sketchy cellphone market in the country, with the Android-based G1 reportedly now "pouring into China" though some dubious channels, and demanding some pretty hefty prices. According to China's DoNews, the handsets are selling for upwards of 3,999 Chinese yuan (or just over $580), with shops charging an extra $70 or so to unlock it for you. That, some unnamed sellers say, is likely to keep the cost of the phone high in the short term, despite a reasonably high supply level.