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T-Mobile G1 – First Impressions

A friend of mine got her T-Mobile G1 the first day it was available. Here she is presenting it between her boobs.  That’s how she rolls.  For the most part, she likes it but there’s some things she doesn’t like.

I played with it for a few minutes and found that I had the same problems I always seem to have with touch screens.  I don’t know if it’s something wrong with my finger or something else but I had the same problem with the iPhone as well.  The unit is a little thicker than I thought and much thicker than the iPhone.

The Android UI is not as completely intuitive as I thought it would be.  After calling her phone, I wanted to store the number into her contact list but couldn’t figure out how to do it.  Obviously, there must be a way to do it but pushing the menu button didn’t do it and I didn’t know what else to press.

My first impression of the phone hardware was so-so. I like the QWERTY keyboard but not too sure about the touch screen.  Android was a little harder to use than I thought it would be but it might be okay after you get used to it.

I’ll have to play with it more to decide if I want to go T-Mobile/Android right now.  Maybe I can talk my friend into letting me play with it while it’s between her boobs.  Or not.