Review: T-Mobile G2
Besides the built-in contact sync support, the T-Mobile G2 also includes apps for Twitter and Facebook. These apps come with widgets, so you can read status updates or post new updates yourself directly from the homescreen, without opening an app. But there’s no reason to avoid the official apps. The Facebook and Twitter apps get better and better. There are few features that are unavailable from the Android apps for these services.
Again, this is a good start, but I’d like to see much more, especially from an Android phone. I’d like to see more information, photos and updates available from the contact listing. I’d like to see birthdays and events integrated with the calendar. I’d like a unified inbox that gathers all my incoming email, as well as my Facebook messages and Twitter DMs. I’d also like to see chat services that support Facebook and MySpace. There are other phones that perform most of these tasks, so it’s a pity that T-Mobile’s flagship Android can’t keep up, and the available third party apps just don’t make up the difference.
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