T-Mobile’s G1 or more popularly called the Google phone would be the first Android based handset available in the market. The phone manufactured by HTC has all the features of a smartphone but would it be as reliable as a Windows Mobile or a Symbian operating system?
On a first look at the HTC G1, you would think it is similar to the Nokia’s Internet Tablet devices or HTC’s own HTC Touch Diamond or the Touch Pro. The phone is also very different from an iPhone making it incomparable and one that caters to a completely different audience. Well, it’s at least 100 times better than a iPhone.
QWERTY Keyboard: With its wide, simple and elegant keyboards, they are one of the most comfortable QWERTY keys available on a mobile market today. This is great while composing emails, surfing the web, sending messages or while chatting.
3G and EDGE: The HTC G1 has a built-in support for 3g and EDGE networks which T-Mobile supports enabling high-speed data connection for surfing and downloads.
Communication: The HTC G1 has a rich HTML e-mail client which can synchronize your e-mail messages, your calendar schedules and contact information. The phone also supports POP3 or IMAP.
Online Chat: You can now be connected with your Google Talk™, Yahoo! Messenger ®, Windows Live Messenger and AOL® as T-Mobile supports these in U.S.
Music: The Google Phone for T-Mobile has a pre-loaded application from Amazon with which one can download their favorite DRM-free 6 million MP3 tracks. However, downloading music from Amazon MP3 would require a Wi-Fi connection.
Android Market: The new Android open source operating system has its own feature called the Android Market which has a whole load of applications and services from worldwide developers.
ShopSavvy: Android application to help you do a comparative shopping. Users can scan the UPC code of a product with their Google Phone’s camera during shopping and compare product prices from online merchants with the nearby local store.
Ecorio: Another application on the Android phone developed to assist users to organize and track their daily travels and even check their carbon footprints. The Ecorio also helps users find their impact on environment by calculating the number of steps they take each day.
BreadCrumbz: With BreadCrumbz you can create a visual mapping path using photos.
- 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with HVGA (320 X 480 pixel) resolution.
- Full 5-row QWERTY keyboard.
- One-click Google Search™.
- Customizable Home screen with instant Email, text message and IM notifications.
- Instant access to mobile Internet services (Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™, Google Talk™, Google Calendar™).
- High-speed 3.5G network connection.
- Wi-Fi technology with seamless transition to open networks.
- Android Market™ with access to variety of software and media downloads. (some fees may apply)
3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus.
- microSD™ (SD 2.0 compatible) expansion slot for all your storage needs.