The dream has come true: T-Mobile G1 with Google
posted by Brian K. / Sep 23, 2008, 9:40 AM
Out of the box the G1 is capable of reading Word, Excel and PDF documents, though there is no editing capabilities. Exchange is not currently supported, but they were quick to point out that Android is open and there is nothing stopping a third party developer from bringing that functionality to the phone. When the G1 is released Google will make the entire OS available, and no doubt it's strength will be the support of developers.
Other features include a 3 megapixel camera, which from the looks of things will be integrated into many exciting apps. There is a dedicated search button on the QWERTY keyboard, and its function changes based on where you are on the phone. For example, if you're on the web it will bring up web search, but in your phonebook it will search your contacts. YouTube will also be integrated into the device, and we'd expect the user to be albe to upload videos directly to the site from their device. MMS is supported, and users will eventually be able to upload pictures directly to their personal blog.
Data pricing will run $25 for unlimited web and limited messaging and $35 for unlimited messaging, a bit steep but better than $50. This is T-Mobile's pricing, and it will be interesting to see what Sprint, who currently offers a $30 package for unlimited everything else (including navigation, TV and more,) will do when they launch Android devices in the coming months. There will be no tethering with the G1, though it wasn't clear if that was a limitation of T-Mobile, the device or the OS.
Let the revolution begin.
T-Mobile's G1 site
HTC's G1 site
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 Oct 20, 2010, 1:42 AM 0
is it me, or does the screen look crooked when the keyboard is present?
posted on Sep 23, 2008, 11:29 AM 0
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 Sep 23, 2008, 1:27 PM 0
The screen is straight the picture jus doesnt angle the phone very well
posted on Sep 23, 2008, 12:00 PM 0
Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 16, 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 Sep 23, 2008, 12:25 PM 0
to bad it is on tmobile right now....wait for verizon to get one.
posted on Sep 23, 2008, 1:42 PM 0
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 Sep 23, 2008, 2:27 PM 0
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 Sep 23, 2008, 4:23 PM 0
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 Sep 23, 2008, 4:36 PM 0
not the best, but better than iphone IMO (when forgets music)
posted on Sep 24, 2008, 3:00 AM 0
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 Sep 24, 2008, 6:57 AM 0
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