I finally received my T-Mobile G1 on Wednesday. I have been waiting to get a good smartphone for the longest time. I had my Motorola Razr for roughly four years. It finally broke down on me in January and I have been using an old Samsung slider to hold me over until now. I have used it for two full days now, but I haven’t fallen into a normal day with it yet. I still find myself playing with it on and off all day long which affects the battery life a lot. I will talk about that a little later.
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The day has finally come when Android will land for real. T-Mobile will hold a press conference to announce the first Android OS phone tomorrow morning at 9:30am central time. They have already launched a T-Mobile G1 site. Yes, you read that correctly. The phone we all thought would be named the HTC Dream, is apparently being named the G1. I think they should of stuck with Dream. Much catchier than G1. TmoNews just leaked some of the latest info on the G1. You can check out the rundown on the specs there. Not sure how accurate it is, but nowadays, I just don’t think these companies keep things under wrap to well anymore. Anyway, I’m psyched and I really just want to see this thing in person. If it is as good as some of the hype I’ve been hearing, I will likely get one for myself.
I finally had to go a get a new phone to replace my dying Razr. I’ve had that phone for four years now. I’ve been doing some phone research for a few weeks now and I don’t like anything I’ve seen so far. I want to wait for the Android-based phones to appear before I buy a new one. I tend to buy phones that are worth it and last many years. Since there aren’t any really cool phones out right now, I went to Target and picked up a T-Mobile Pay-As-You-Go phones for $29.99. It’s a Nokia 2610. I swapped in my SIM card and it was good to go. It’s a super slow phone with very little functions. The worst thing about it is that it has no T9 capability for texting. This sucks because I kept messing up when I was trying to twitter with it. I guess I’ll have to get used to it. The only cool phone I’ve seen so far is the HTC Touch Dual, but it’s not cool enough right now to warrant it hefty price tag.
I think right now I’m going to try to stick with my Razr and carry the Nokia with me as backup.