Enterprise Mobility: T-Mobile G1 with Google (Android Phone)

 
 
By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2008-10-16
 
 
 

T-Mobile G1 with Google (Android Phone)

 

T-Mobile G1 with Google (Android Phone)

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The G1 screen is very bright--a little too bright in a dark room, I found. But the brightness is easily changeable via the touch-screen controls. Photo: T-Mobile

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When the user slides the screen out to expose the keyboard, the screen switches to landscape view. Photo: T-Mobile

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Users can navigate the device, place calls or check e-mail using the buttons and trackball, switching to landscape only when needing to type something.

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The G1 employs a somewhat unusual USB-EXT connector for power, sync and the headset--so you will need an adapter to use your current headset or headphones.

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The G1 box includes a case, power adapter, USB sync cable and USB headset. I found the earbuds on the headset to be even bigger and more uncomfortable than stock iPhone earbuds.

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The MicroSD slot, which supports cards of up to 8GB, is surprising hard to open.

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With its 3.0-megapixel camera, the G1 takes good-quality still photos. And the built-in software let me do some edits--resizing, rotating and cropping, for instance. Photo: T-Mobile

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The G1 is chock-full of hooks into Google services. For instance, users can trigger a Web search right from the main screen. Photo: T-Mobile

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In the maps applications, users can switch between standard, traffic, satellite and street views.

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