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The dream has come true: T-Mobile G1 with Google

0. phoneArena 23 Sep 2008, 09:40 posted on

The first Android device is official, let the revolution begin...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. (unregistered)


wow... this looks excellent except the fact that it doesn't have stereo bluetooth and led or xenon flash for the camera but you can live without them so its all good

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 12:41

7. (unregistered)


I've heard that A2DP is available ;)... but i'd like to see it first

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 13:56

11. (unregistered)


what is a2dp?

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 15:06

14. (unregistered)


It's a bluetooth profile that supports stereo sound.

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 21:26

21. (unregistered)


a2dp is not available, can connect only mono headset, and bluetooth file sharing is missing too

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 11:29

2. (unregistered)


is it me, or does the screen look crooked when the keyboard is present?

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 11:47

3. (unregistered)


I guess something is wrong with these pictures. I'm fan of this phone and may get one once they appear without a contract.

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 13:27

9. (unregistered)


i think it looks crooked because of the shape of the screen you have a round corner on one end a a slightly less round corner on the other so it may look like it is and you can see the way the light is hitting it. is it me or does this look like a sidekick on steriods

posted on 29 Sep 2008, 19:52

30. (unregistered)


it does look crooked...this worries me! Hopefully the final version wont be like this..

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 12:00

4. (unregistered)


The screen is straight the picture jus doesnt angle the phone very well

posted on 29 Sep 2008, 19:53

31. (unregistered)


look at it again. it is VERY crooked. the bottom part where it says MENU is straight...notice the top part, screen, angling toward the left. crooked :(

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 12:22

5. (unregistered)


will you be able to transfer files with the bluetooth?

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 12:25

6. realism121 (Posts: 67; Member since: 16 Aug 2008)


I just got the Instinct a few days ago and am SERIOUSLY thinking about returning it and just waiting for Sprint to come out with their own Android phone. The browser is EXTREMELY slow on the Instinct and I just have a feeling I would be better off waiting. Anyone have any suggestions for me? Wouuld I be wasting my time?

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 15:08

15. (unregistered)


Supposedly there is an update to the Instinct's browser that is scheduled to hit tomorrow, so you may want to wait a day and see if it helps you out.

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 13:11

8. omegaman888 (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Jun 2008)


sprint sucks.......just change carriers

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 13:42

10. (unregistered)


to bad it is on tmobile right now....wait for verizon to get one.

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 15:03

13. (unregistered)


to(o) bad verizon isnt participating in the open handset alliance.... so theyre not getting one, and if they do join the alliance, wait for a good 2 years for a crippled android phone with a vga camera, no flash...

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 19:37

19. likeabite (unregistered)


Verizon is a part of the alliance...as evidenced by their new month-to-month contracts and previous interviews.

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 23:23

22. (unregistered)


vzw and att are NOT members. http://www.openhandsetalliance.com/oha_members.html

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 14:27

12. Matt_Seattle (unregistered)


Is it only me or there are people out there who think the same. I have been waiting for this phone for 6 months but was disappointed with the fact that it is so BIG, the bottom part, below the screen is so unnecessary - it fills up the pocket. HTC has made nice phones with sleek design such as Diamond. Why did the choose this kind of design? Also, they should have added video-capture (which is a typical feature in other cheap phones too) and FM radio. These two features, I can live with but the bulkiness of the phone, emmmm. I haven’t decided completely but I am thinking about waiting for Samsung Omnia with AT&T. Anyway, let me wait and hear from professional independent reviews (phonearena.com and gsmarena.com). Since it is the first generation device, there is also a chance of being a test-customer. Anyway, time will tell, but good job T-Mobile, the first true smart phone device. Also, thumbs up for Google for its first mobile OS. Let me hear what you have to say fellows.

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 15:36

16. xenon (unregistered)


very god OS

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 16:23

17. doctorPDA (unregistered)


I don't see what the big deal is with this phone. The most important thing for me is to be able to run certain programs, which unfortunately are only available for Windows Mobile. So, to me, this is sort of like another iPhone. To be fair, though, I suspect that Google will be more lenient with allowing 3rd party software, but it's just going to take a long time.

posted on 24 Sep 2008, 02:58

23. (unregistered)


symbian also has good programs, far better than windows mobile, OS in G1 needs modification, still cant send files via bluetooth like iphone, what a shame

posted on 24 Sep 2008, 19:53

28. (unregistered)


android os can run any program someone wants to make for it

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 16:36

18. iamshawn (unregistered)


I just ordered a brown one from tmo's site (I wonder if I can call tmo and tell them to send me a white one). This phone is awesome. I think it's dumb that it doesn't come with video capture but I am confident an app will be available to fix that. I would actually prefer to NOT have a physical keyboard, but this will be okay. I reckon some third party virtual keyboards could be downloaded.

posted on 23 Sep 2008, 20:26

20. (unregistered)


what colors it come in?

posted on 24 Sep 2008, 03:00

24. (unregistered)


not the best, but better than iphone IMO (when forgets music)

posted on 24 Sep 2008, 06:57

25. (unregistered)


not too mention it has a terrible network and they limit the data usage to 1 gig I will get right on it to may that much .. Thank god sprint is part of the Open handset alliance and plans to launch a google phone. Nothing beats simply everything for 99 bucks plus a 3.5 g technology with a data limit of 5 gig. Haha have fun tmobile.....

posted on 24 Sep 2008, 23:20

29. G (unregistered)


You're REtarded First of All T-Mobile's Network is ALSO 3.5G, SEcond of All there IS NO 1 Gig Cap anymore Third we WILL have FUn with our BETTER Than Sprint NEtwork!!! PEace out Homie - D

posted on 01 Oct 2008, 14:46

32. (unregistered)


DUDE, you need to take a chill pill you tmobile ferry

posted on 01 Oct 2008, 20:05

34. da ereeser (unregistered)


YOU are the FAIRY! A FERRY IS A BOAT! LOL

posted on 24 Sep 2008, 12:50

26. (unregistered)


Really excited about this platform but I think this phone is extremely ugly. That chin at the bottom is really awkward looking... I dunno, I wouldn't buy it. But glad the platform is out and can't wait to see some more appealing handsets for it.

posted on 24 Sep 2008, 17:44

27. (unregistered)


this phonee is disgustingly ugly ...

posted on 01 Oct 2008, 19:05

33. jto (unregistered)


This may sound like a totally dumb question but can someone specify this for me: What does android mean?

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