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on: October 21, 2008, 04:00:05 PM

OMG I MAEK THREAD LIEK IPHONE ONE.  why so serious?

Ok, now that's out of the way and we can get serious.

Picking up my HTC Dream tomorrow! Anyone else jumping on the train to early-adoptionville? On the bright side, it only costs $180! On the brighter side, my current phone is out of contract AND the battery only lasts 30 minutes now! Woooo! I'm done with sprint! yay!




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Reply #1 on: October 21, 2008, 04:03:27 PM

Fuck T-mobile.
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Reply #2 on: October 21, 2008, 04:04:05 PM

Fuck T-mobile.
Funny, this thread isn't about T-Mobile. Go somewhere else.
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Reply #3 on: October 21, 2008, 04:05:58 PM

it good or wat?
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Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008, 04:09:11 PM

Didn't even read my post, did you >_<

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Picking up my HTC Dream tomorrow!
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Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008, 04:48:27 PM


You'll be able to make an F13 Android/Iphone app with a few clicks soon apparently. They got me all excited with the article and then you go to the AppLoop website and it says "for exclusive partners only at the moment". Douchebags.

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Reply #6 on: October 21, 2008, 05:11:41 PM

 DRILLING AND MANLINESS

Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #7 on: October 21, 2008, 06:53:39 PM

What's the price for the phone without a long-term contract and are the unlock hacks available yet?

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Reply #8 on: October 21, 2008, 07:25:10 PM

When unlimited data plans can allow me to drop my home internet connection I'll be on this bandwagon in an instant. 

On a side note does apple have hand held multi-touch display exclusivity?  The lack of thise feature on pretty much every device out there annoys me, hopefully it gets resolved prior to my mobile bandwidth issues.
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Reply #9 on: October 21, 2008, 08:39:00 PM

Best unboxing pictures evar!


Also, if you have ~5GB free and want to build the whole system from source, http://source.android.com/ ^^
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Reply #10 on: October 21, 2008, 08:46:31 PM

Which one is you? awesome, for real
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Reply #11 on: October 21, 2008, 08:57:11 PM

Which one is you? awesome, for real

It was at 8am or some ungodly hour of the morning like that.  I was still alseep.

Regarding unlocked devices -- we're working on a plan to have somebody sell non-network-locked devices with engineering bootloaders (no restrictions on system software install) to interested developer/haxxor/hobbiest types.  Details not yet finalized, but we're working on it.

Devices went on sale at 6PM at a TMO store in SF tonight: http://flickr.com/photos/romainguy/sets/72157608260694689/
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Reply #12 on: October 21, 2008, 09:14:59 PM

Any idea when this comes to Canada? Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?
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Reply #13 on: October 22, 2008, 04:12:56 AM

So I came home to get my Sprint account number to switch over to T-Mobile. Earlier though, when I showed up at the store to wait in line, some dudes had brought a 40" LCD, carpet, couch, modded 360, a stack of games and a generator.

You know, I thought just camping out was hardcore enough if I had a PSP in my coat pocket. No, these guys upped the ante. I should probably bring them beer.
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Reply #14 on: October 22, 2008, 04:14:52 AM

No grill?
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Reply #15 on: October 22, 2008, 04:15:35 AM

24 hour McDonalds was like 10 feet away.

Their grill only houses McFatBurgers and McGiant Drinks.
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Reply #16 on: October 22, 2008, 04:48:05 AM

So I came home to get my Sprint account number to switch over to T-Mobile. Earlier though, when I showed up at the store to wait in line, some dudes had brought a 40" LCD, carpet, couch, modded 360, a stack of games and a generator.

You know, I thought just camping out was hardcore enough if I had a PSP in my coat pocket. No, these guys upped the ante. I should probably bring them beer.

Photos!  I worked on this product for nearly 4 years and people hauled a 40" TV down to a TMO store, I demand photographic proof of this.  ^^
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Reply #17 on: October 22, 2008, 05:48:48 AM

How come you are up so early? awesome, for real
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Reply #18 on: October 22, 2008, 07:10:03 AM

This phone is fucking awesome.

Also, they packed it up by the time I got back to the store.
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Reply #19 on: October 22, 2008, 07:13:11 AM

Other than the imap client, which is LULZ.
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Reply #20 on: October 22, 2008, 07:31:21 AM

How does the screen feel- is it accurate? Do you long for the warm comfort of multitouch?
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Reply #21 on: October 22, 2008, 07:32:53 AM

Any iPhone<>gPhone side by side reviews yet?

Unless you've used an iPhone I can only take comments about the gPhone as ignorant bliss.  Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #22 on: October 22, 2008, 07:51:14 AM

How does the screen feel- is it accurate? Do you long for the warm comfort of multitouch?

Never cared for multitouch to begin with. This feels as responsive if not more.

Any iPhone<>gPhone side by side reviews yet?

Unless you've used an iPhone I can only take comments about the gPhone as ignorant bliss.  Ohhhhh, I see.

The iphone does some things slicker, most notably GPS. That's offset for me by the tactile keyboard here though - I'd have gotten an iphone if it had an actual keyboard instead of that fake shit.  Anyway, the GPS tracker thing on the iphone is simply better, but all of the google integration here is completely fucking beautiful. Also, the stuff on the Marketplace all mimic things on the iphone.... but most are free. Different less-money grubbing community I suppose. Oh, and it's not Apple. Hur.
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Reply #23 on: October 22, 2008, 08:21:39 AM

Ok, this OS is just fucking superb. I'm going to be digging through this thing for days. It's like if the iphone weren't designed for effete fashionista jackoffs but for people that, you know, need a useful phone.
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Reply #24 on: October 22, 2008, 08:45:17 AM

So, things about this that have nothing to do with the iPhone - but rather specifically, the G1 & it's interoperability with Android.

  • The Wallpaper System - fucking rad. Basically, it's 640x480 instead of 320x480. The wallpaper spreads across the three desktops with 120 pixels of overlay in the middle area. Some neat shit to be done there.
  • Instead of having a blackberry style weird touch ball light thing or a scroll bar, it has an actual ball - it feels really really nice to navigate with, almost elegant with a nice tactile feel.
  • Setting MP3s as ringers on this thing is LOVE.
  • I'm sure all Android phones will have this, but it's awesome none the less - as I added contacts to my gmail account, they appeared practically immediately on the phone.
  • Whoever decided to make the phone vibrate when longtapping (the technical equivilent, I suppose of Right Clicking, or Clicking and holding) is brilliant.
  • APPARENTLY T-Mobile employees weren't made aware of this - as I asked in the store - but the G1 provides unlimited access at all T-Mobile hotspots, you just download an app from the Android Market - SO FUCKING AWESOME.

More later.
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Reply #25 on: October 22, 2008, 08:50:27 AM

I'm still trying to figure out how to use my simple cell phone and you taunt me with this?  It's not nice to torment the elderly.

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Reply #26 on: October 22, 2008, 09:01:07 AM

The only question I have: how much are you paying per month for all this bliss?  And how long of a contract do they have you locked into?

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Reply #27 on: October 22, 2008, 09:03:36 AM

$179.99 for the phone, $196.93 w/ tax out the door.

$39.99 myfaves plan (don't ask family issues/grandparents, mom made me get a plan that let me put their 3 numbers on unlimited time, sigh) (Would've gotten the $29.99 plan)

$34.99 Unlimited messaging, internet, hotspots, IM, mail. 3G/Edge/Wifi.

$6 Insurance per month. Because I will drop the fuck out of this when they upgrade the phone. ^_^ Gotta work the system.

Uhmmmm. I think there's a setup fee, but whatever. Probably $30 or $40. Gets billed later. I think my monthly bill is $80.64 or something.

So, monthly, it's about on par with the iphone. Only it's open source. And has a keyboard. And most of the major apps are free. And there's a button to install non-android marketplace apps (jailbreak button hur).
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Reply #28 on: October 22, 2008, 09:07:18 AM

My roommate was worried about the actual physical nature of the phone, since that HTCC has historically made phones that break when you look at them sideways.

How's it feel? Does the keyboard slide thing seem like it could break or wear?
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Reply #29 on: October 22, 2008, 09:12:35 AM

A lot better than my last 2 HTCs. Heads above them actually. Keyboard clip mechanism is new compared to the last 2 years of their models.
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Reply #30 on: October 22, 2008, 09:29:03 AM

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APPARENTLY T-Mobile employees weren't made aware of this - as I asked in the store - but the G1 provides unlimited access at all T-Mobile hotspots, you just download an app from the Android Market - SO FUCKING AWESOME.
Can the new technocrati please explain this one for us ignoble luddites?
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Reply #31 on: October 22, 2008, 09:32:09 AM

T-Mobile Hotspots are blanketed over cities like clouds. Basically, they set them up at all the local coffee shops, cafes, fast food joints, malls etc and generally they cost money. They're straight up wifi, which is great when 3G is lagging to shit.
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Reply #32 on: October 22, 2008, 09:33:57 AM

lol

The G1 comes preloaded with some music... including The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room.
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Reply #33 on: October 22, 2008, 09:36:50 AM

It's sort of like a wireless router on a T-mobile platform?

What's the chance of getting the G1 to connect to any wireless router type device?
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Reply #34 on: October 22, 2008, 09:56:24 AM

What? No, it's a wifi hotspot. The G1 has full built in wifi.
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