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HTC Dream / T-mobile G1

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T-Mobile G1 Cell Phone Review

15 July 2010
  • Excerpt: T-Mobile G1 Cell Phone Review                The Tmobile G1 is a smartphone Which is worth your time to consider. Measuring 2.1 inches by 0.6 inches and weighing 5.6 ounces, it is the gadget to behold With its beautiful exterior touch screen and Contours. http://www.cellular-deals.
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Overall 7

T-Mobile G1 (Google Android Phone)

PC Magazine
18 February 2010
  • Conclusion: The T-Mobile G1 is a basic introduction to what could be a blockbuster mobile platform. While it lacks key features right now, it's a decent smartphone that will surely grow with time.
  • Pros: First Google Android phone. Connects to Google services. Very good Web browser. Highly configurable. Solid call quality.
  • Cons: Poor music and video options. Subpar document support. No Flash support in browser. No Microsoft Exchange e-mail connectivity. Nonstandard headphone jack.
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HTC G1 Review

28 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Google, a major player on the e-commerce market, but mostly renowned for its Internet search engine and e-mail service, has decided to also get involved in the communications market. It took it some years to do so, but the main reason that delayed the balance was the huge success that Apple, another company that had nothing to do with the communications market, registered with its own designed smartphone – iPhone.
  • Pros: The most impressive feature of the phone is the fact that it can be added more and more features, as time goes by. You don't have the possibility to use the accelerometer with all the device’s apps, but the function is there, and a future update or application can unlock it. I think Android is the best operating system fit for today's smartphones, which are now offering more than the mere ability to make a phone call and send an SMS.
  • Cons: It's clear that design is not one of the strong points of the G1. Furthermore, I believe that a better Li-Polymer battery would've been more appropriate for the first smartphone to run Android OS. The camera should've also featured better characteristics, or it shouldn’t have been incorporated into the device at all. As far as its current state is concerned, you can't even take decent pictures with it. The last issue that I have noticed was the fact that in-call sound...
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T- Mobile G1 With Android Smartphone: Worth The Wait

Personal Electronics buzz
11 August 2009
  • Excerpt: I have waited it seems like months for the T-Mobile G1 with Android smartphone. I heard about Android, the open-source program by Google. I have been a Googler for years. In my book, there is no easier or more reliable way to search the Web. I purchased the G1 for $180 through T-Mobile with a 2-year contract. Included in the purchase price is a 1-GB SD card, stereo headphones, a charger and an USB cable. I have run the G1 through its paces over the last couple of days.
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Overall 7

T-Mobile G1

17 July 2009
  • Summary: Though we're not in love with the design and would have liked some additional features, the real beauty of the T-Mobile G1 is the Google Android platform, as it has the potential to make smartphones more personal and powerful. That said, it's not quite there yet, so for now, the G1 is best suited for early adopters and gadget hounds, rather than consumers and business users.
  • Pros: The T-Mobile G1 features a full QWERTY keyboard, 3G support, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. The Google Android operating system offers good integration with Google applications as well as access to the Amazon MP3 Store and YouTube. As more applications become available, the G1 will also become a more powerful smartphone for all types of users.
  • Cons: The G1 doesn't include a standard heaphone jack and lacks Microsoft Exchange support. There are some annoying design quirks that make the smartphone uncomfortable to hold and difficult to use. You can't save downloaded applications to a memory card. Speakerphone quality wasn't the greatest.
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Expert Review

Gear Patrol
15 July 2009
  • Excerpt: The speculation has ceased, the first Google powered cell phone has finally arrived. Dubbed the T-Mobile G1, this new open source (think: not Apple) rebel will hit retail stores October 22 and cost a reasonable $179 with a two year voice and data agreement. This compared to Apple’s $199 entry fee.
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Rogers HTC Dream: In Depth Review

17 June 2009
  • Conclusion: Overall, I think the phone is great. It as a lot of potential with the open source OS and I can see Android growing a lot larger. It is laggy at some points and it does tend to freeze a lot more then the iPhone but not nearly as bad as a Windows Mobile. The phone is a tad bulky in my opinion and it does seem cheap because it is completely made of plastic but there is some weight which makes it seem very solid.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

4 March 2009
  • Summary: There has been a lot of talk about the HTC Dream. And we do mean quite a bit. Introduced as the T-Mobile G1 in the second half of 2008, the first Google Android phone did create quite a stir in geek circles. The delicious open-source Android platform kept budding and experienced developers busy and hard at work in delivering new applications to the Android Market.
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Overall 7
Design 10
Features 6
Performance 6

HTC Dream Review

Bright Hub
27 January 2009
  • Excerpt: The HTC Dream is a unique and interesting mobile device. It is powered by Google Android and first launched as the HTC G1 in the U.S and in Europe. At the time of launch it was the only handset running the Google Android OS and was very popular as a result...
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T-Mobile G1 Smartphone Review

Hardware Secrets
22 December 2008
  • Summary: Since there is no support for Microsoft Exchange, the G1 will not be useful to many enterprise users, so it won’t have much impact on Blackberry users. The phone is not as sleek as the iPhone, but it is just as useful except for two large flaws. The keyboard is poorly marked and the battery life is terrible. Both of these shortcomings will be deal-breakers for many.
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