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Oct 29, 2008, 12:57 PM

Should I buy?

The 3g network will not be available in Jacksonville until sometime next year. My t-mobile contract is up in May. I need something now!

Is the G1 worth getting without the 3G network?

I LOVE the Iphone... and I hear you can unlock it for T-mobile service. Should I do that?

What does this phone have that makes it superior?

We use gmail for work... but I can't I open gmail from an Iphone?

Someone help me make a decision.
8 replies

Oct 29, 2008, 4:32 AM

A few questions

Hey guys,

first off, thanks to all who wrote reviews. Smile A few questions:

* can you back up your text messages onto the PC? (WITHOUT the cloud - I have confidential Information in my TMs)
* does POP3 and SMTP support SSL/TLS ?
* can you send MMS with PNG files as content
* can you get a "message delivered" confirmation text message?
* can you send files via BlueTooth?
* is there an Acrobat PDF viewer?
* can it play 3GP movies? I know it can't record them... if yes, at which frame rate?
* can the MP3 player import m3u play lists? I don't like to configure my play lists on the phone itself
* can you select PNG files as wallpapers?
* how's the picture browser / file manager?
* can you run a Java IRC client with this?
* does W...
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Oct 29, 2008, 8:27 AM

available in stores?

i want to know so i can play with one before i get one. i know they were released online, but can i go in a store and see one?
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Oct 27, 2008, 10:06 AM

wow, come on people

i came on here to find some info about the g1, and all i can find is diamondpro runnin his mouth about how it sucks. people like him shouldnt be allowed on here, he makes people who are actually looking for info look away.

so i would like to say sorry for all the t-mobile fans that want info about the g1. it is here, and people will help you out, just dont read anything that was posted by diamondpro.
8 replies

Oct 28, 2008, 11:09 PM

Re: Documents

Does the G1 give you the ability to edit any documents? That is a feature I like. To store and edit lists or spreadsheets.

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Oct 28, 2008, 6:20 PM

Walmart price

According to CNN Money, Walmart will be selling the G1 for $148.88. Will they offer it at a discounted full price as well?

Oct 27, 2008, 7:14 PM

Lock pictures or text?

I'm trying to lock just my text and or my pictures, but I don't see any way.

Anyone know if it can be done yet?

Oct 27, 2008, 11:37 AM

Listen. You feel me?

Yeah, so, I currently work for AT&T. I have T-Mobile as my carrier. First of all, you are annoying DiamondPro. I live in Texas, and in Texas, SPRINT SUCKS. So whatever you have to say, doesn't matter. AT&T and T-Mobile Rox my sox. You can't beat them, Sprint can't beat them, and no other carrier can beat them. Did you know that sprint built railroads before they came into the cellular world? I don't think you did. Anyway, on to the topic. My friend has the G1, I played with it. I liked it. For the most part. Few problems...

#1: No video recordings. I need it so it's a problem.

#2: No video messages. Need that too.

#3: It doesn't have too many apps on there.

#4: No Macromedia Flash. Need that for games...

Conclusion: Phone was ...
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Oct 27, 2008, 1:50 PM

Question for DiamondPro.

If you have sprint, how did you have the G1 phone? I am sure Sprint doesn't have sim cards... Therefore, If you haven't used it, you lost all your credibility. Delete you account, and go away. Thanks.


Oct 25, 2008, 11:02 PM

I am returning mine : (

I have been an advocate of this phone and now I am returning it. I love Android but not the G1.

1. I can't believe the accelerometer isn't used to change the orientation of the screen.

2. I have to open the keyboard to type any little thing.

The above could be fixed but the following is the big issue for me:

3. The camera is useless. It takes several seconds to take a picture and they are blurry most of the time. Don't give me a 3 mp camera if it won't work!

Also, the keyboard on the bronze phone is horrible. The special characters cannot be seen if the lighting isn't just right. I am bummed because I thought this phone would rule. I would like an Android phone with a decent camera and a more seemless experience or the Samsu...
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Oct 26, 2008, 3:50 PM

Can you buy at full retail yet

I have tmobile and cant renew my contract do you know yet if i can go into a store at buy one at full retail. I live in sf.
Can someone let me know
4 replies

Oct 26, 2008, 7:38 AM

Bar of gold handed ...

and you would still bitch?

New OS, and not good enough? Is it is because it is something new, or people just have to find faults? There are faults in every OS. Nothing is perfect. Sympian, Windows Mobile, Android, Garnet (Palm), OSX. They all have things that don't work. People that like Sprint are going to like OneClick. People with at&t are going to The Vu because it has a antenna that pops out.

I am so disappointed with you (so called techies) who claim to be intelligent.

Different people have different thing/needs in life and if the world would just accept that and move on to create to new things...

Wow.. What could we would do?
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Oct 24, 2008, 12:02 PM

Virtual Keyboard coming!

I wish the G1 had a virtual keyboard so I wouldn't have to open the physical keyboard to enter short, simple data. If the following is true, this will be awesome! ... »
2 replies

Oct 24, 2008, 3:36 PM

What's with the white cover?

Does anyone know how Phone Scoop got a picture of a white G1? I want the phone with that color, but I didn't see it in the store...

Thanks in advance.
1 reply

Oct 22, 2008, 7:43 PM

Can't Access MARKET!!!

What is going on? It says "Sorry, your wireless account does not have permission to access this application." Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
8 replies

Oct 23, 2008, 11:28 AM

Sync on Mac.

Does anyone know what the syncing situation is for mac users. I went to a T-Mobile store yesterday, and really liked the device after playing with it for like 10 minutes. However, they are pretty clueless when it comes to syncing the phone with a mac, or a pc for that matter.

I have all of my contacts in Address Book and calendar events in iCal. I don't want to have to switch to web based Google calendar/contacts just so that things can sync with the phone. I have BB Pearl now and "PocketMac" which is free from BB syncs everything up for me when I connect via USB. Does G1 have similar software? Or are the syncing services limited to OTA Google web-based solutions?
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Oct 22, 2008, 9:23 PM

G number freakin 1!

I love this phone! It's awesome and forget what the critics and bloggers say. I love this phone. It does everything I need to function. Very Happy

Oct 21, 2008, 7:47 PM

This phone has even more flaws then the iphone

I think t-mobile was trying way to hard to have there own iphone and picked up all the cons of it as well. No video, No stylus, lame browser speeds. t-mobile lets get it right next time.
4 replies

Oct 20, 2008, 1:34 PM

WOW HTC uses a screen with more than 64k colours

seriously, it is about time that HTC made a phone with 16 million colours.. in fact, i will purchase the phone soon and count every individual colour because i dont believe those htc bastards, and though i dont like the iphone, at least it was the first major phone with a 24 bit screen!
9 replies

Oct 21, 2008, 11:58 AM


i want to know before i get this phone if i would be able to create my own ringtones or is this like the sidekick where you can only buy t-mobile's ringtones?
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