HTC G1- G-Phone Review and Video

We’ve got a couple of these en route to Bermuda to our offices now. Already have two of them sold so will be interesting to see how they perform in the flesh and what they can really do. Review follows after the Cnet video.

Product summary from Cnet:

The goodThe good: The T-Mobile G1 features a full QWERTY keyboard, 3G support, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. The Google Android operating system offers good integration with Google applications as well as access to the Amazon MP3 Store and YouTube. As more applications become available, the G1 will also become a more powerful smartphone for all types of users.

The badThe bad: The G1 doesn’t include a standard headphone jack and lacks stereo Bluetooth and Microsoft Exchange support. There are some annoying design quirks that make the smartphone uncomfortable to hold and difficult to use. The GPS tracking was disappointing, and speakerphone quality wasn’t the greatest.

The bottom lineThe bottom line: While we’re not in love with the design and would have liked some additional features, the real beauty of the T-Mobile G1 is the Google Android platform, as it has the potential to make smartphones more personal and powerful. That said, it’s not quite there yet, so for now, the G1 is best suited for early adopters and gadget hounds, rather than consumers and business users.

Specifications: OS provided: Android; Installed RAM: 192 MB; Processor: QUALCOMM 528 MHzMSM7201A;

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