Review: Motorola i1
Using the Android Market to download apps over iDEN is worthless. Don't do it. If you need to get a new app, download it over Wi-Fi. Apps often take 10 or more minutes to download via iDEN. That's just no good. Android 1.5 may also mean that there are a number of apps in the Android Market that won't function properly on the i1. Many of the newest apps have been (or are being) optimized for Android 2.0+ devices.
The i1 can tackle mono and stereo headsets with no problem. Bluetooth calls via mono headsets were not quite as spectacular as regular voice calls, but they were really good. No complaints from me. Really the only way to listen to music on the i1 is via stereo Bluetooth headphones. It sounds pretty good. I was unable to connect to my PCs or do anything such as transfer pictures to other devices because Android 1.5 doesn't support the necessary Bluetooth profiles.
Android phones have no end of options when it comes to clocks. The pre-installed clock apps are decent and work well. I like the stock analog clock that is on the home screen. You can easily tell the time from an arm's length. You can also download umpteen million clocks from the Android Market if you don't like the stock clocks.
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The i1 offers Sprint's free navigation service, which is provided by TeleNav. It works great. I was easily able to map routes from Point A to Point B, get lost, let the GPS find me and re-route me. It all worked well. The voice-guidance works well, too. Compared head-to-head with Google Maps, TeleNav is the clear winner — but only because Google Maps on the i1 is hindered because it's stuck on Android 1.5. It doesn't offer the free voice-guidance that Google Maps does on Android 1.6+ devices.
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