I’m just heading back from a T-Mobile event in London where we got a chance to play with the new T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream) Android phone! Paul O’Brien (MoDaCo) and I managed to find a quiet place to record this video preview for you. It’s a little rough-and-ready as we’d only been given the G1 about 5 minutes before recording but I hope you enjoy the tour nonetheless!
First impressions are that it’s not a bad device considering that it’s the first of it’s kind but does feel a little on the ‘cheap’ side with it’s all-plastic case. Available in both black and white, the glossy white version looks the more classy of the two in my opinion.
The sliding QWERTY mechanism seems fairly robust and snaps open quite urgently as it’s well spring loaded. Unfortunately you will HAVE TO use the QWERTY keyboard for any and all text entry as there’s no on-screen keyboard of any kind. That’s a bit of a shame really.
The screen is of a decent size and well lit. It’s also a capacitive touchscreen which makes it very sensitive and responsive (dare I say ‘iPhone-like’?!) There’s no stylus here!
The built-in camera is just about average but doesn’t have a flash of any kind.
I’ll be back soon with some photos for you.
Posted by: Matt