So there are going to be a lot of mobile phones on Xmas wish list this year. G Style continuing with the Holiday Shopping Season, will be profiling all the top wish list items for this Xmas. This week we are starting with the T-Mobile G1, the first phone to run Google’s Android Operating System.
Price: $179.99 on a new 2 Year Contract ($399.99 Retail)
Input: Touchscreen, Keyboard, Trackball
Screen Resolution: 480×320 3.2inches
Web Browsing: Yes, Full Web, Browser 2nd to only the Apple iPhone
Camera: 3.2 MegaPixels with AutoFocus
Application Store: Android Market
Media: Music Player, YouTube App
Expandable: Yes, takes microSD cards
Special Features: Easy Access to Google Apps (Gmail, GoogleTalk, YouTube, Google Calendar)
The good with the T-Mobile G1, is it is the first out the gate, the new kid on the block. Being so, the G1 is what is cool right now. It does YouTube, gives you push Gmail email, and syncs all of your google info without having to connect to a computer. The Web Browser is 2nd only to the Apple iPhone in terms of web experience, this isn’t the mobile web, but the real web in your hands. and this is a 3G device.
The Bad, it is only on T-Mobile, whose 3G network isn’t as widespread as AT&T or Verizon Wireless. Many app that should of been on this device upfront aren’t but you can still get them from the Android Market, which makes up for it somewhat.
G Style Opinion: The T-Mobile G1 is a great phone, it looks good, works good, and overall is a worth contender and a phone we consider one of the current “Big 3” devices. If your friend, family member, or loved one is on T-Mobile, it’s a a given. If you are of the Sidekick set and your pushing over 21, then this should be your step up.