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8 responses to “Google Launches Android Dev Phone 1 for Developers”

  1. Michael Martin

    Whats NOT stated is that this phone does not have GPS support.

    ,Michael Martin

  2. Kip Ricker

    Reply do my email I sent regarding the GPS topic.

    The handset does have GPS and the track order button is to be used once the order ships. Thank you

    Android Dev 1 Customer Service Team

  3. Michael Martin

    If this is coming directly from the provider then I stand corrected.

    I believe at first they were to be without GPS, apparently this was overruled in the end.

    ,Michael Martin

  4. Michael Martin

    Mea Culpa.

    I did my due diligence on that as the initial feature list did NOT include GPS and when alerted that it was not it was LATER added.

    This was the initial feature list of the phone:

    Hardware Features

    * Touch screen
    * Trackball
    * 3.2 Megapixel camera with auto focus
    * Wi-Fi
    * Bluetooth v2.0
    o Handsfree profile v1.5
    o Headset profile v1.0
    * 3G WCDMA (1700/2100 MHz)
    * Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
    * QWERTY slider keyboard
    * Includes 1GB MicroSD card (Can be replaced with up to 16GB card)
    * Included in the box
    o HTC Android Dev Phone 1
    o USB Cable
    o AC Adapter (with US plug)
    o Stereo Hands-Free Headset
    o Battery
    o Getting Starting Guide
    o 1G Micro SD Card (inserted into Device)

    ,Michael Martin

  5. Ryan

    Living in Canada I plan on having have a Rogers data plan, and I’ve looked around to find that Rogers doesn’t offer 3G on the 1700/2100 bands. Is there a way of getting 3G on the 850/1900 bands, or is that a hardware issue?

  6. Michael Martin

    DIRECT FROM A GOOGLE ANDROID ENGINEER – The G1 / And Dev Phone 1 only has 3G hardware for 1700 and 2100 MHz, which means that no amount of software will change that.

    ,Michael Martin

  7. Dilip Shukla

    I am from India.
    Since its available in India I want to know if I can use my SIM on this phone?
    If yes I also want to know if I can use only GSM or only CDMA sim?