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    Well, the G1 arrived at 11:00 this morning MST. 6 hours earlier than promised. Thank God for small miricles. Ranx would have driven me around the bend had we waited any longer. That boy is like a kid at Christmas waiting for new toys.

    I am getting used to the device, but thought I would give some early impressions:

    Likes:

    The OS is AMAZING!! The fluidity of movement from one screen/app to another is absolutely beautiful.

    The availability of FREE apps through the App Market is great. I think it has something to do with the fact that the phone is unlocked and on Rogers, but Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo Messenger don't work. They report that they cannot get the phone number from the SIM card. No problem. The app market had apps to replace them.

    The GPS locator grabbed an held my location in seconds, compared to my Blackberries that, when they connect inside at all, take forever to lock on the satellites.

    The screen is second to none. Clear, crisp and downright stunning.

    I am loving the browser. After using Blackberry browsers for so long, it took my breath away when I loaded Pinstack on the G1's browser.

    Dislikes:

    The phone is solidly built, but completely lacking in some very important areas.

    No 3.5mm stereo jack? What were these people thinking?

    No Stereo Bluetooth? Again, what were these people thinking?

    The slide out keyboard is a good size. There is no problem typing on it, except for the CHIN on the right side of the keyboard. This thing sticks out requiring one to wrap their hand around it to use their thumb on the keyboard. It is even more
    annoying than the placement of the power outlet on the 8900.

    The device is touchscreen. How difficult would it be to have the option of using a keyboard OR touchscreen keyboard layout.

    The backplate is very difficult to remove. This may be a good thing.

    Camera without a FLASH? What? Am I only supposed to take pictures outside?

    Oh well... Can't have it all.... May have to get an iPhone or an HTC Touch Pro with Window Mobile....

    So Far I rate this phone on a scale of one to ten:

    Hardware 4
    OS and Apps 8

    More when I have time.....
    If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. - Carl Sagan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirthinks View Post
    Well, the G1 arrived at 11:00 this morning MST. 6 hours earlier than promised. Thank God for small miricles. Ranx would have driven me around the bend had we waited any longer. That boy is like a kid at Christmas waiting for new toys.

    Indeed I have a hard time waiting for things hehe

    I am getting used to the device, but thought I would give some early impressions:

    Likes:

    The OS is AMAZING!! The fluidity of movement from one screen/app to another is absolutely beautiful.

    I am definitely in love with Android too. AMAZING OS

    The availability of FREE apps through the App Market is great. I think it has something to do with the fact that the phone is unlocked and on Rogers, but Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo Messenger don't work. They report that they cannot get the phone number from the SIM card. No problem. The app market had apps to replace them.

    Same issue here and same solution. While the Android Market is not as refined and full as the Apple AppStore, it's still in its infancy and is already amazing. There's some great apps out there (WikiTude, Barcode Reader etc...)

    The GPS locator grabbed an held my location in seconds, compared to my Blackberries that, when they connect inside at all, take forever to lock on the satellites.

    Plus one on that the built in GPS is AMAZING

    The screen is second to none. Clear, crisp and downright stunning.

    I have owned the original iPhone as well as two iPhone 3G units and I must say I thought that the Screen was the best ever. The G1 is WAY up there with the iPhone's. Beautiful

    I am loving the browser. After using Blackberry browsers for so long, it took my breath away when I loaded Pinstack on the G1's browser.

    Think the iPhone's web experience but WITH A TRACKBALL AND A KEYBOARD HANDY !!!! GENIUS !!!!

    Dislikes:

    The phone is solidly built, but completely lacking in some very important areas.

    No 3.5mm stereo jack? What were these people thinking?

    Doesnt bother me at all that is why I have an iPod Touch

    No Stereo Bluetooth? Again, what were these people thinking?

    I was reading that it is coming in the next software update, the hardware IS there apparently

    The slide out keyboard is a good size. There is no problem typing on it, except for the CHIN on the right side of the keyboard. This thing sticks out requiring one to wrap their hand around it to use their thumb on the keyboard. It is even more
    annoying than the placement of the power outlet on the 8900.

    Greatly annoying indeed but bearable and you kinda get used to it after a couple of hours. Still annoying though...

    The device is touchscreen. How difficult would it be to have the option of using a keyboard OR touchscreen keyboard layout.

    Android Cupcake Update . The one that we can see in the Vodafone Magic, is coming to the G1 anytime now.

    The backplate is very difficult to remove. This may be a good thing.

    Agreed, I was scared while taking it off.

    Camera without a FLASH? What? Am I only supposed to take pictures outside?

    That is definitely a flaw. Period.

    Oh well... Can't have it all.... May have to get an iPhone or an HTC Touch Pro with Window Mobile....

    So Far I rate this phone on a scale of one to ten:

    Hardware 4
    OS and Apps 8

    My take :
    Hardware 5
    OS and Apps 9


    More when I have time.....

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    If all these issues were addressed would you trade in your blackberry
    For the G1?
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    Maybe ... just maybe ... the Android platform is amazing.

    btw I just finished getting Root access to my G1 (hacking it) and I unlocked a bunch of features that make it even more amazing !

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    Get root access (jailbreak) your G1 bro. It's tight! I got pinch and zoom on my browser

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranxoren View Post
    Maybe ... just maybe ... the Android platform is amazing.

    btw I just finished getting Root access to my G1 (hacking it) and I unlocked a bunch of features that make it even more amazing !
    I did it FIRST... lol.... Will start really messing with it in the morning. I am afraid in the condition I am in I might brick it. Man I can't concentrate tonight.

    It's a lot more fun when you break the rules.... lol
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    I actually hated my G1. I got it, literally 3 days later, I had it boxed up and gave it away ha. I didnt like how it would disconnect me from AIM all the time and i would have to do a battery pull in order for me to get data back.
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    Let us know when you can open your garage door at a distance, lol.

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    See thats exactly what im talking about ! Android is just impressing me more and more by the minute!!

    Oh and btw for Gmail users out there that are scared of losing Push Email, I get my Gmail (only provider I use) emails pushed to me INSTANTLY and by that i mean WAY faster than it ever was on my BIS/BES server.

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    We just lost him to the G1..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranxoren View Post
    See thats exactly what im talking about ! Android is just impressing me more and more by the minute!!

    Oh and btw for Gmail users out there that are scared of losing Push Email, I get my Gmail (only provider I use) emails pushed to me INSTANTLY and by that i mean WAY faster than it ever was on my BIS/BES server.
    no wonder i can't get you on bbm

    what about hosted emails? how would you get those to your device? im curious ranx, help me out

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrichiodo View Post
    no wonder i can't get you on bbm

    what about hosted emails? how would you get those to your device? im curious ranx, help me out
    Well it does support imap and pop3 emails as well as exchange servers (through a free third party app for the latter)
    Please add me on either aim msn or gtalk so we can stay in touch everybody.
    I'm going 100% android for the next couple days so I can have an educated opinion.

    How to reach me :

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    ot.kammah @ gmail . com EMAIL and Gtalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrichiodo View Post
    no wonder i can't get you on bbm

    what about hosted emails? how would you get those to your device? im curious ranx, help me out
    I have all my pop email accounts being picked up by gmail. Gmail also allows the ability to reply from the same address as the email is sent to, i.e. my email coming to my.name@mybusiness.ca will come to gmail. When I respond to the email it is sent from my.name@mybusiness.ca.

    When I set these accounts up I gave them headings, I call the business account Business, my isp account is HOME, and my gmail is just that.

    When it pushes to my G1 the emails are sorted according to their headings and the gmail settings are applied to the emails coming in and going out through the gmail account.

    Wroks like a charm. All email, contacts and calendars in one location being sync'd all the time without having to hook up to the computer.

    It would be nice if the phone could last all day without requiring a charge though.
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    Good honest first impressions review!! I think the camera gets a bad rep. but to me its about how you use it! It doesnt have a flash so in a room with low lighting your pics will be suspect..thats should be expected right? (no flash + low light = bad pics). But even in places where the lighting isn't the best Ive found that if you find the right angle you can get a descent shot..SOMETIMES..hers a few shots I took at the "09 Auto Show. Im not a pro.
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    A couple of these were taken in low lighting because it was closing time. Not bad IMO.
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