I was excited to have my text service on my t-mobile phone fixed (As I said on my twitter update), then I go Online checking out and browsing like normal, then I get even more excited.
I know and I understand what I said about the HTC diamond, but wait, this is Google, and this is T-mobile, so Guess what will happen on October 22nd (the sale date!)? You knew it, I will be on the line waiting early in the morning to buy the phone.
I have been looking at some videos of “Android” the new OS for mobile devices made by Google, and I am very happy that it will be on the new phone.
You can watch a great demo of the phone here: www.t-mobileg1.com
Apple need to really watch out this time, the G1 may not be as sleek and sexy as the iPhone, but its peppy,
easy-to-use touchscreen interface makes mincemeat of all the other
iPhone wanna-bes, and it packs in some killer features—like 360-degree
Street View—that the iPhone has yet to match.
As you may predict, the G1 is slightly bulkier and
heavier and—well, let’s just say it—a little uglier than the slim, sexy
iPhone. Weighing in at 5.6 ounces, I could definitely feel the G1’s
extra bulk in my hand, although at just 0.6 inches thick, the G1 should
fit relatively easily in a jeans pocket.
Here are the features from T-mobile’s site:
Real Web browsing capabilities
Customizable home screen
drag and drop any of your favorite applications, photos, or folders
onto your home screen for quick access to what you use all the time
One-click Google Search
3G network and Wi-Fi access*
and personalize your device to fit your life with a variety of software
applications like games, social networking, and on-the-go shopping
Easy access to Google applications
- Maps (including satellite, traffic, and street views)
- Google Talk
While the G1’s main screen isn’t quite as eye-popping as the iPhone’s,
the Android-powered display is surprisingly responsive—a quick flick
of your fingertip opened a windowshade of applications, while tapping the
status bar at the top of the screen instantly revealed e-mail, SMS, and
voice-mail alerts. Indeed, tapping and scrolling around the G1’s
various menus is a seamless pleasure, akin to what you’d expect from
an iPhone. And while leading iPhone competitors like the Samsung Instinct always felt a bit sluggish to me, the G1’s peppy interface responded quickly to my every touch.
course, you’ll get the most out of the G1 if you’re using Google’s
suite of online applications, all of which sync automatically the
moment you sign in. The push Gmail client features threaded messaging,
just like you’d expect online, and you can star messages, organize them
with filters, and even conduct Google searches within the e-mail client
itself. You can also use the client to check your POP and IMAP
accounts—no full-on Exchange syncing, but as I mentioned in an earlier
post, third-party developers are free to create their own Exchange
syncing apps for Android.
G1’s dialer and contact list immediately grabs all your online Google
calendar info and contacts—and for those with IM accounts, the G1 will
indicate which of your contacts happen to be signed in for chat, an
“online presence” feature familiar to anyone with a Helio phone. As
with the iPhone, you can flick your contact list with a finger,
spinning it roulette-style. WOOT!
You know I will write more about it soon 😉