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17 responses to “T-Mobile Announces G1”

  1. rlmentz

    Is this the HTC dream?

  2. Christopher Price

    Yes, the T-Mobile G1 is the same device as the HTC Dream. We noted this in prior reporting.

  3. rlmentz

    Great job on reporting this in prior reportings. Excellent work, now, if I actually have a chance to visit this site every day, I may have seen that, however, I must have missed that day. But thank you very much for taking the time to answer my question.

  4. Mustang46L

    T-Mobile has 3G? =)

  5. cj

    nice sprint humor mustang! everybody knows that sprint is the ONLY carrier with 3G or reception…

  6. cj

    great user interface on this device by the way but am not digging the phone

  7. rlmentz

    I read/heard somewhere this phone does not support BT stereo. If thats true, is it possible for someone to write an ap for it that does? I know its part of the BT stack, but im not very knowledgeable on how BT works.

  8. Mustang46L

    It seems like a nice OS, but I don’t dig the phone either. Luckily, it is an open OS so we can port it to other devices. Oh wait, that’s already been done =) And the BT stereo depends on whether it is a software or hardware limitation. If the G1 lacks BT stereo in the hardware, software won’t help. If it does then we just need some crafty individual to write us some software to play with.

  9. Christopher Price

    Google has said Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) will be added in a future software update.

    To clarify, this is not a hardware limitation. Google has noted that they had to cut off A2DP in the launch software release, due to bugs.

    There will be A2DP on the G1 via a future update.

  10. honey

    if the phone is 179.99 with a two year agreement
    and 35.00 to have full use a lot like the sidekick (right)
    anyway what is the voice the plan???

  11. rlmentz

    Thats great news Chris, thank you.

  12. erollano

    From T Mobile’s contract: If your total data usage in any billing cycle is more than 1GB, your data throughput for the remainder of that cycle may be reduced to 50 kbps or less. Your data session, plan, or service may be suspended, terminated, or restricted for significant roaming or if you use your service in a way that interferes with our network or ability to provide quality service to other users.

  13. Christopher Price

    Erollano, T-Mobile has said that they will not implement that part of the agreement, and it has since been removed.

    We will be following up with a litany of Android misconceptions, in a future article dedicated to the subject.

  14. erollano

    I did read anything about Android regarding syncronization capabilitis. Will I be able to import my Outlook’s Contacts? And what about MS Office documents? These are Treo’s strengths.
    Does anybody made these questions about Android?
    Thanks for the feedback!

  15. unknown

    idk i think sprint touch pro will be slightly better

  16. neil u

    i’d like to work on writing a a2dp profile or player that transmitted. Not familiar either but have done lots of java dev on linux systems. Anyone able to work on this with dev exp?

  17. Christopher Price

    It’s not that simple. One would need to run native code, Dalvik has no Bluetooth API control yet. And, when it does, Google will probably have added A2DP by then themselves.