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Should I buy?

tdrocker

Oct 29, 2008, 12:57 PM
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.
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jayeburd

Oct 29, 2008, 1:30 PM
YESSSS!!!!! I stay in Tallahassee and we dont have the 3g network either but it runs great on the edge network.. i absolutely love this phone.. its better than my old dumb iphone... please get it.. u wont regret it.. hit me up if u have any questions or just wanna talk about it 😁

jayecarter@gmail.com
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shawnpeck

Oct 29, 2008, 1:55 PM
There's no reason why you can't go to gmail on the web using an iphone. I am returning my G1 because:

1. Can't see the keyboard on the Bronze model
2. Too much of a brick
3. Accelerometer not utilized with OS
4. I thought a developer would make a video capture app but I am not sure if it will happen now
5. I want to check out the Samsung Behold

If some good updates come out I might order the black model.
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tdrocker

Oct 29, 2008, 2:25 PM
Will the "Behold" run on Android OS and be able to receive all the new apps coming out?

Or is it just another fun new phone with a sweet camera but not very business friendly?
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jayeburd

Oct 29, 2008, 2:32 PM
it probaly wont be business friendly.. teust me get the g1... i absolutely love this phone.. i dont know what the other dude is talkin bout.. but the only bad thing i have to say is the battery life u have to charge atleast 2wice a day. the same with the iphone.. i would get this becauxse the behold id going to be "another touchscreen phone with a camera" lol
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tellenerd

Oct 29, 2008, 3:19 PM
no its not android.. but the g1 is not business friendly...

BEHOLD

Picture messaging
Real Web browsing
USB interface
Vibrating alert
Video capture and playback
Video messaging
Instant messaging
t-zones
Calendar
EDGE high speed data
GPRS
Games
Speakerphone
Speed dial
MegaTones and HiFi ringers
Memory card slot
Voice dialing
Wallpaper
myFaves capable - introducing the new Wave Hello feature allowing customers to send Waves, Kisses and Hugs via MMS to their myFaves contacts
Real Web browsing
3G capable
5 megapixel camera with flash
Address book
Alarm clock
Calculator
Mobile backup
Music and video player
Phone book
Photo caller ID
Stereo Bluetooth connectivity
Sync with PC
Task list...
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shawnpeck

Oct 29, 2008, 4:17 PM
I love Android and its market. I like a lot a lot of things about the G1. In my response to tdrocker, I just listed what I don't like about it. The lack of video capture is the deal breaker for me - it may not be important to others.

The Behold will have very little available for download, but it will be COMPLETE out of the box and I don't have much of a business need.
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HawkeyeOC

Oct 29, 2008, 1:59 PM
iphone or G-1? hmmm...

G-1 if:
-You like a physical keyboard
-if you need easy access to gmail for your work
-you don't mind possibly not having faster 3g in your area for the moment
-not sure if there are problems with unlocked phones from other carriers being put on t-mobile but if you are sticking with t-mobile I would get a supported phone from them

Go to an apple store and play around with the iphone. It's a love it or hate it thing with some because it's all touch screen.
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asLeepLessman

Oct 29, 2008, 3:03 PM
tdrocker said:
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!
"Sometime next year" may not be next year at all. Some places wont see 3G until 2010. If you are depending on 3G for the G1 in your area, your off to a bad start. You need to ask yourself, can you live with this phone on the EDGE network? even if 3G never reaches your area?

tdrocker said:Is the G1 worth getting without the 3G network?
Yes. Then again, thats like asking if its worth buying a top-end computer even though your only using Dail-Up. EDGE on the G1 is not like dail-up, but it wont be much faster then current phones (wi...
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