T-Mobile G1 is here!

New Android-powered T-Mobile G1 in black

New Android-powered T-Mobile G1 in black, courtesy of engadget.

It is no secret that Gardenwife is a geek. I am salivating at the thought of picking up a T-Mobile G1, the new HTC Dream phone rebranded for T-Mobile.The press conference was this morning. I love Google and use their services all the time, so I’m very curious about Google’s open source OS, Android. A video posted by Google about 10 months ago piqued my interest and I’ve been reading leaked reports ever since. But now it’s here!

I’m a little disappointed to see HTC didn’t include a standard 3.5mm headphone jack; one of the T-Mobile Dash’s  drawbacks is the need for mini-USB connectors because it doesn’t have a standard jack, either. At least Howie and I already own all the headphone and charging paraphanalia from having our respective Dashes.

Oh, how I wants the precious!

Yes, the casual grammar is a little irritating. It makes me think of the grammar wrangling gradeschoolers do as they figure out the English language. Still, I can definitely cut their advertising team some slack if it really does deliver and make my phone experience funnerer, connecteder, smarterer, and nicerer.

I just wish it would be cheaperer. It was forecast to sell for $199 with a 2-year service agreement for voice and data service. But today, their site shows $399 with a $100 online discount. So, is it $299 or $199?

The thing is, right now, we’re using the $5.99 T-Zones package for nearly full web access, thanks to a proxy tweak that allows us full internet access. It will be very pricey, indeed, if we got them and have to pay for two data plans. I know the proxy hack works with Windows Mobile, but I don’t know about Android. Ugh. It would be so nice to be able to see YouTube videos, though!

2 thoughts on “T-Mobile G1 is here!

  1. I’m pretty much a Luddite when it comes to cell phones. I want a phone. I want to make calls in an emergency. I have a camera. I use it to take photos. I have a computer I use for sending emails and communicating in a non-verbal way. I like all my stuff separate. Plus, I can’t afford all the cool toys everyone else has. 😛

  2. We’re all about the synthesis. We love being able to blog or post to Facebook right from the phone. We’re hopeless geeks, Joanie!

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