My phone contract is up for renewal this May. I'm either going with a minimal phone that can phone, text, and takes pictures, or I'll go with a full smart phone.Here's the most in-depth look at the T-Mobile G1 phone: THE DEFINITIVE IN-DEPTH REVIEW: Optus HTC Dream with Google Android [http://apcmag.com/australian-review-htc-dream-optus.htm].
I've also gathered basic stats to compare the G1 against the Apple iPhone:
|Weight||133 g||158 g|
|Display||3.5" 480x320||3.2" 480x320|
|Camera||2 Mpix||3.2 Mpix|
|CPU||620 MHz ARM 1176||528 MHz ARM 11|
|RAM||128 DRAM||192 DDR SDRAM + 256 MB Flash|
|Storage||8 or 16 GB built in||1-8 GB microSD|
|Data Port||30 pin dock connector||USB|
|Audio Port||3.5 mm||USB or USB with 3.5 mm dongle|
|Recharge||Dock to USB||USB|
|Battery Talk||5 h||5 h|
|Battery Standby||300 h||130 h|
|Battery Replacement||dealer only||you or dealer|
The G1 is appealing because I make heavy use of Google for email and calendar. Since my name is George, having a phone called "G1" has some ego appeal. It is also a pleasing coincidence that the G1 was released on my birthday in 2008.
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