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T-Mobile G1 Android review | Introduction

Published on: Sunday, April 19th 2009                   Written by: Boy Sheikkariem - Photography by: Mark Peters

T-Mobile G1 Android test

D uring the first few years of mobile telephony, the call function was the most important one. As time went on, however, emphasis was put on the availability of people; goal was to be available everywhere and at all times. Not much later, it was the durability of the mobile phone that became the most important factor. At the beginning of the 21st century, a new trend set in; SMS text messages. In no-time, half the world was sending text messages. Next in line was 'appearance', and that included the trendy phone model. Nowadays, the camera and video functions are a must when purchasing a new mobile phone. The latest trend is back to functionality; you phone as a small pocket computer with all the functions for corporate as well as private use. T-Mobile is hoping to bring innovation on a bigger plan with the launch of the G1 Android mobile phone. And just how innovating the Android G1 is, you can read in the following review.

T-Mobile G1 Android review

 

T-Mobile G1 Android mobile phone

T-Mobile G1 Android mobile phone

First impression with the HTC G1 Android

My first impression of the G1's design is not too positive. I think this Android G1 isn’t likely to win a beauty award when it comes to appearance. It needs time to get used to; the device is quite big (more than 11 cm long and 1.7 cm thick) with a 25 degrees corner in the bottom part. And that is without mentioning its weight of almost 160 grams. After the dark cloud over my head, caused by the device's appearance, had passed, I could finally get into the promising Google Android software. Starting up the phone takes quite a while, but that is with a reason. First, the G1 will ask you if you have a Google account. After inserting the account, the phone will start and the device is immediately fully set and ready to roll. All my Google contacts, emails and agenda items were instantly synchronized, which is perfect!

T-Mobile G1 review

T-Mobile G1 review

HTC Android G1 phone menu

De Android software offers an array of possibilities, which immediately shows upon navigating through the extensive menu of the G1. The menu appears from the standby menu by one simple action. The menu is divided by function and is comparable to any other phone. Moreover, icons and functions are displayed in alphabetical order. The most interesting feature of the T-Mobile G1 is the option to download additional software applications from the Google Android Market. You can compare it to the Apple's App Store. In addition to the general menu, the handset offers an enhanced and personally customizable standby menu. You can display every application required in the standby menu on one of the three pages. By sliding your finger across the screen you can navigate through the pages.

 

T-Mobile G1 Android USB

T-Mobile G1 Android USB

HTC G1 Android accessory

HTC G1 Android accessory

G1 Android handset charger

G1 Android handset charger

 
 
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