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Rich Brome

Sep 23, 2008, 7:13 PM

new photos: vs. iPhone and Google Suggest

I just added photos of the G1 vs. the iPhone, plus the Google Suggest feature in action.
FYI, We just added a photo of the included neoprene case: ... »

...and a whole page about two of the first 3rd-party apps.

Sep 24, 2008, 12:46 PM

Screen resolution and quality?

How is the screen resolution and quality on the device since the device only has 64K color? Is it really crisp, since we can't really tell in the pics.
I find that # of colors means very little. It takes a rare photo with a fine gradient for me to tell the difference between 65,000 and 262,000 colors.

The screen is great, as I mentioned in the very beginning of the Hardware section:


Sep 23, 2008, 8:29 PM

The pop-screen

Am I the only one here concerned that the touchscreen (when slid open) is only held in place by two tiny metal arms at the base of the phone?

With that swing-slide design, there can't possibly be any kind of hardware supporting the head/left side of the touchscreen when open.

None of the commentary from the hands-on pointed out any kind of queasy feeling here, but as an engineering student it worries me to see such a large, movable portion of the phone with so little mechanical support given at the hinge-point.
na it will be ok i mean look at the sidekick and it does good...
If you look at the back of the phone when it's open, you'll see a curved groove in the back of the screen. I would assume that's for a guide/place holder so the top part of the screen isn't expected to stay on its own.
The hinge felt very strong, and yes, the groove on the back of the phone is holds the upper half in place firmly.
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