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.
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.
Summary: This was my first smart phone in 2009. though it aged terribly, I was very pleased with it when I had it. I've had several other smartphones since and I often miss this phone for its comfortable qwerty keyboard. With the ever evolving smartphone market I highly recommend you not buying this phone.
Hard to kill and there's a million replacements out there...
19 February 2013
Summary: This is the last good txting phone before the advent of touch-screen fascism in the smart-phone league. I've fixed a thousand of these, buy my teens a new one every six months after various traumas and I just love the capability vs price.
Excerpt: I got this phone about a year ago. Even though it was old when I got it and even older now, I still love it. It was the first phone I flashed a ROM on to. Regardless, eve with stock software, it runs great. Not as fast as today's androids but still quite capable even today.
Summary: Though I had tech problems with the first device I was sent a new and working device that I am now in love with. I cannot put the phone down. I was not aware that Google no longer supported updates to the G1 but even with that issue I am loving the phone because I don't need all of those...