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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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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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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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Overall 7

T-Mobile G1

20 October 2008
  • Conclusion: The T-Mobile is a great start for Google's first Android phone. While it might lack features like video recording, A2DP and a built-in video player, usability is top notch and the core functions work well: phone, web and basic email. The G1 isn't a good fit for business users given its lack of desktop and Exchange syncing and its Gmail, POP3 and IMAP-only email support.
  • Pros: Fast and responsive, very easy to use, easy to download applications via the Android Market directly to the phone. Very good capacitive display, good camera photo quality and obviously excellent Gmail support. Excellent call quality.
  • Cons: No 3.5mm headphone jack, can't shoot video, no A2DP, keyboard on brown model lacks contrast. On-board multimedia applications are weak other than the good mobile YouTube player. No desktop or Exchange syncing.
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Overall 8

T-Mobile G1 Review

19 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Even with all that we’ve covered here, we’ve barely touched on the G1’s overall sophistication: It’s a wondrous achievement for a first-gen operating system. As such, the G1 is the Phil Mickelson of cell phones – that is to say, it ranks as a star compared to nearly every rival except for the Tiger Woods of cell phones, the iPhone. In some ways, the G1 is easier to navigate than the iPhone and, depending on your keyboard tastes, it may be easier to compose text on.
  • Pros: Android operating system; bright 3-inch touchscreen; user customizable; excellent sound
  • Cons: Clunky and heavy; no 3.5mm headphone jack; short battery life for music playback
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