I am surprised that no one mentioned a everyday use function on this phone - the Ringtone, which is the speaker.
Oh my god, it is very bad, sound worse than a cheap radio, how can you use it as alarm in the morning?
And i will feel embarrass when people is calling me, unless some of you will only use the silent mode, ha ha
Used the G1 and it's a great phone but the battery life is very bad, use reminds me of the Azpple iPhone (and YES you can erase a single call log #, just press the entry for 3 seconds and a menu comes up)
Overall with a much much much better battery, this phone will be a winner..
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2008No!
You must have a Gmail account else you will not be able to use the device!
In my opi... morehi would you know if i can have yahoomail setup as well?
i dont mind having the gmail setup to get the phone running
bobbyblanco1, 24 Nov 2008you can link yahoo but your better off with blackberry curvehi, thanks for the reply, i at the moment i use a blackberry pearl, and quite happy with it. as i have got access to my yahoo mail account 24/7. my only worry is that i will not be able to get this set up on the G1.
the blackberry curve is too big and bulky.
G1 White is Available
Have seen it on
as it is mention that it is completely unlocked but my Q is , Is that possible g1 Unlocking as it is just come
I'm an engineer, physicist, businessman. A good way to know you have a good tool is when the tool gets better and better the more and harder you use it. The more I used the G1, the less I loved it, and returned it after 5 days. [Instead, I bought the metal Nokia E71 for $359 (the classiest, most powerful phone i've ever owned)]. The G1 was exciting, a fun play toy, but I needed a reliable, well designed smartphone as a productivity tool that I could trust and could make work for me. Instead I was working for the G1, which was fun but wasn't productive.
I became concerned about reliability and build quality, when the back cover began creaking. I owned the HTC Dash and Shadow before which were mechanically poorly designed, but the G1 felt sturdier at first. (both Dash, and Shadow sit useless in my closet with defective screens). The back cover of the G1 is poorly designed as all one huge piece of thin plastic that warps easily. It was a naive approach, and considering other design problems like battery life, I began to question all the other aspects of the design.
The G1 has all the specs but not a high quality of engineering design. The more I used it, the less I trusted it.
The nokia E71 is a much more capable phone, for me. If you want web browsing, G1 is better because of bigger screen. I use Opera Mini 4.2 on the E71. But if i want web browsing then I can be buy web surfing tablet pc with a 5.6" screen with wifi and bluetooth. And i can tether it to my cell phone so the cell phone gives 3G data speeds for the tablet when no wifi available.
shali, 23 Nov 2008hi i am interested in buying the G1, can i link my yahoo account to this? many thanksyou can link yahoo but your better off with blackberry curve
camera sucks battery sucks and you cant erase single #s from call log no video recorder if you upload contacts twice you gotta erase axtras 1 by 1..... where is the quality??????? not here
I got the G1 today its a great phone must have but Battery life is horriable!
hi i am interested in buying the G1, can i link my yahoo account to this?
Well I wasn't in the market for a new phone til last night when my sony k850i took a shit on me and firmware crashed, went to the sony store they couldn't do shit they said, so I went into t-mobile and played with on for about 15 minutes and fell in love with this thing, bought the last one in stock, honestly best phone by far I have owned and I consider it an upgrade from the 5mp cybershot sony ericsson which I am shipping to sony for repairs tomorrow, got off the phone with sony tech support this morning and they said they will be fixing it, so once I get it back the k850i will be for sale and I am keeping this phone, first smart phone I have ever bought since I have never liked the soap bar look but this phone looks nothing short of amazing and is nothing short of amazing in user friendliness and functions, so easy and cheap to mod. Highly recommend anyone who is in the market for a new phone give this thing a try, I got it in the brown color I love it. Only con so far is battery life but like someone else said car chargers were made for this reason.
I'm thinking of purchasing this phone, does anyone know if there is any compatible sat Nav software available yet!. I know it has goggle maps but this does not give turn by turn directions
Wow, I typed a ton more, but it's totally not posted. anyways
Battery Life: with gps off- 12hrs (i'm a heavy txt user)
App markets has alot of crap-apps that already mimic existing phone functions.
Pros: extremely intuitive, decent microphone, responsive touchscreen, solid build. OS stable (still testing), alot of helpful apps to use (examples: connectbot, anycut, toggle), GPS/Cell tower triangulation. pages load fast (i'm with tmobil)
Cons: Alarm feature is extremely horrible, the slider mechanism is going to break...I can already tell, the micro sd slot is hard to open. camera button is tiny(pressing rollerball also doubles as camera button)/ limited controls on camera, no way to increase volume on music being played, EXTusb
i own it, i have to admit i love it and see a bright future with the android market. the only downfall is the battery but thats what car chargers and laptops are for. it does everything i need and more. the web is fast and easy to nav, also u can browse 4 pages at once. pretty dope. great phone. well worth the money
Apps are interesting and are getting better. Initial setup is easiest I have ever started. All you do is log in to your gmail account and you are ready to go. Internal speaker works well even in my convertible. keyboard is a nice asset. Display is responsive with little to no lag depending on app running. Battery works well for day to day use with no recharge necessary. If you need to recharge it takes about 70 minutes.
Now the bad,
When you first get phone and try all the new apps you will run the battery down in about 90 minutes.
Some of the apps are lame and most don't measure up to the Apple. Give Android the same amount of time and they will match Iphone.
3G some times is slow and just stops. Need work in this area T-Mobile.
For $179 and 2 year contract it is a good buy.
Im from UK but am a big follower of American Football, i just wondered if the Pro Football App is available on the UK version?
Hey, how's the battery performance after the update??
Me for one am really looking forward to this phone, the news is - it should be out in India by December or something, lets hope.....
Guys help me out here, please clear these doubts for me...
as per some reviews the phone design is not too comfortable to use...
the battery doesn't last a day
Bluetooth transfer of files can never be made possible as it is not a firmware update but a hradware one..
(these are something i picked up on the internet. i'm yet to see the phone in person)
Also if i ask someone to get me the G1 (without service, the one for $399) from t-mobile (U.S.) would i be able to use it in India????
Thanks a ton for all the help