i work for t mobile and have had mine for 5 days now. the phone is great andso far have not seen any lagg. very responsive and the market alreeady has tons of apps
Had a chance to use the phone for an hr or so. Very nice phone. Feels good in your hand, keyboard is really comfortable, and the all out design is very nice, similar feel to the sidekick without a touch screen the way its laid out. I have an iphone and am very happy with it, wouldn't trade it for the G1, but would consider it based on the design and ease of use. The app is smooth and not at all like a windows mobile phone, seems like they took the pros and cons they had with the apple app and made it their own. My only downside it the Tmobile attachment with the phone. Ive had very bad experiences with Tmobile, even back in the Voicestream days as well. If this phone was on Sprint, Verizon or ATT it would be a great all around phone, specially at the price it is retailed for.
Working for 1 of the 3 companies involved in this phone and having the handset myself, I hope everyone who pre-ordered the phone is not expected to recieve it until around November 10th due to the amount of orders. Its stated on the T-Mobile web site when your placing your order. As for the phone itself it preforms very well. There are some issues with in some areas still with getting on the T-Mo 3G network but thats due to the rush to get all towns up to date for the phones arrival on the 22nd. I would expect 3G issues thru out the next few weeks as Im sure the network usage from the launch will lock up the network regularly. Other than that, the phone is very solid. Quick, responsive, easy to use. Most people will complain about the lack of some features( stereo bluetooth, video rec, exchange server etc) but the have to understand the Google and T-Mobile dont want 100 software or hardware issues on the launch date. They build a great phone which has a ton of features other phones wont have and the left the rest up to the Android Market Place. The market place is awesome, just from looking at the fun, simple little programs it will start with. Things like stereo bluetooth, flash player, video recording/playback being missing will all be temporary. The market place will launch with a basic video player(3gp only) games and lots of fun apps(example: there is a program that, if your drunk at a bar for instince, can automaticly order you a cab and send it to your location.:) ) Note: The software downloaded in the Android Market Place is not supported by T-Mobile, HTC or Google. If support is need contact the software creater. Their contact info will be availble in the market place. Other features like the Google Nav work extremely well( though Street View is only available is heavily populated areas) Keep in mind that having the GPS Location feature on all the time will murder your battery life. The camera is pretty standard but great quality for being a 3.2 MP. Sound quality is good for being an HTC device, although I still think having one large speaker directly on the back of the phone, like the Wing, is a huge design flaw. To answer the earlier question NO, there is no unlocked version as of yet. Google/T-Mobile are hoping to keep that from happening period but we'll see how long that lasts. A fun fact for you all: The phone can NOT be used or actived without a Gmail account.
Anonymous, 19 Oct 2008I've heard that they've tested up to a 16g SD and it worked as well. :)Oh sorry, forgot to say that TMobile will only support up to an 8g though.
I LOVE this phone and I can't wait to get one of my own. I was able to play around with one for a few hours and I am in love. I've played with an iPhone and this phone blows the iPhone away in my opinion. And I just can't wait to see what apps will be available in the future. Great job HTC, Google, and T-Mo. You've made a T-Mo customer out of me. :)
it can hold an 8gb sd thats the offical specs though i know a lot of phones that can go higher and they just say not to push it my curve did fine with an 8 but they say not to use larger than 4
There is no unlocked version of the G1 yet....
Battery life is great on 2G not so good on 3G but phone is worth it. I actually have two G1's now...
how much space can it support i mean i know it come with 1gb card but whats the max it can support and do you have to have that 3g data plan if you want this phone through t-mobile
Does this phone support? photo editing software, like the diamond, what flash plug-ins are available, lastly can you seriously pull songs from i-tunes, play them directly from the handset?
Y'all some narrow minded ppl the g1 is a verry good shot at the iphone the best yet in fact its better u have a slide out keyboard and u have MMS somethin ur precious iphone cannot do which I must mention is a simple function of a free prepaid phone lol someone must be payin y'all to hype up the iphone oh yea when the iphone gets a standard 3g chip let me kno
Please make sure that it can read mini sd / hc cards 4gb, 8gb or 16 gb. if you are plaining to use music, video, movies and picture you will need the space. please don't buy the t-mobile dash phone. Note make sure that all it work correctly before you but it......
What is accelerometer?
How many HP ?
Do it smart guy?
Oh.. I prefer my Ferrari
As for the design, I think this is on purpose. As unsightly as this phone is, do you think it will not be noticeable from afar that you're holding a G1?
Google just wanted for the phone to be different. As I am waiting for my G1 I wish it looked sleeker, sexier, if you will. I guess it will be like a sphynx cat: the looks are rather repulsive but if you have one, you love it.
As of this moment UPS only gives you a "shipping/billing information received", for my G1 on Oct. 15. They will ship on Monday, most probably, to be delivered on Oct 22 or 23.
Let's see what Google will deliver this time...
phone is better than i thought, reception is pretty good, im getting better 3g signal w/ tmo compared to iphone 3g w/ att, its touch screen is not as good as the iphone, battery life is not so good, its nice to able to web browse while on the call (using bluetooth). i wish i could type on screen instead of having to always slide open to use keyboard. gps takes a while for intial location. html emails doesnt fit to screen, kind of annoying having to zoom in/out or scroll. overall i like the phone, but needs some improvement to compete with the iphone.
I'm a t-mobile dealer in maine and my adr brought one in i've used it and did some comparisons with my diamond and i wasn't that impressed the apps feature is awesome and i'll sell this thing like a gift from god but it was slower and the camera reselution wasnt as nice and the youtube client was annoying chopy and stopping to load constantly my diamond took just as long but it loaded the video and played it perfect i think this phone is just going to be a huge let down