Summary: I really love this phone. I have purchased three of these over the years. If you've never used one, you really should get one, if only for historical purposes. It was originally released in 2008, and it was the very first Android phone of all time. It usually ships with version of Android 1.6. Through Cyanogenmod, you can actually upgrade this to a very workable version, Android 2.2.1, which I was able to do pretty easily for all of my three G1's.
Excerpt: I have had the T-Mobile G1 since October 2008 and I absolutely love the phone. I had the T-Mobile Sidekick Slide before I, invested in the G1. The G1 is compared to the iPhone but the deciding factor on me choosing the G1 was I needed both a QWERTY …
Excerpt: I have a lot of experience with the T-mobile G1 and I don’t believe that this is a good phone and I would not recommend purchasing this device. The keys on the T-mobile G1 are very small and it can be really hard to press the keys.
First Android Phone - not much else needs to be said
Diablo2424, Phone Arena
13 August 2014
Excerpt: This was the first android phone available to the public, running Android 1.5 Cupcake out of the box. Not too much else can be said about it. It was a great phone, had a unique keyboard slide out feature, great build quality from HTC, including the matte black, rubberized body. It was very sturdy, had great call quality and introduced what is now the Google Play Store with all of the fun apps cataloged nicely for us.
it's not brand new. it's refurbishment. there no ...
jongsang han, Amazon
14 July 2014
Summary: it's not brand new. it's refurbishment. there no sign it is refurbishment.. so.. when it comes to me.. im so dissapointed.. anyway.. i have responsibility of half.. i had should checked this out. anyway thx for refund~!
Summary: It's nice in shape n it functions normal but did not work god when I used it outside the country. Couldn't tell why but I passed it onto my brother who said he could check it out but I never heard from him about it. It's nice anyway.
Great smartphone, but low memory and old operating system
24 February 2014
Summary: The HTC G1 is an excellent low cost phone for an introduction to the android series. The user interface is easy to manage. The availability of a full physical keyboard for better typing accuracy and the touch screen makes navigation easy. Everything works great with the phone and comes with features like Bluetooth and wi-fi connectivity.