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Google Android phone for $179 on October 22nd.

 

A.k.a T-Mobile G-1, HTC Dream, is Google's taker on the iPhone.

http://gizmodo.com/5053264/t+mobile-g1-full-details-of-the-h...

It will be interesting to see what happens next. Seems like déjà vu to me, as the strategies are similar to the Apple vs. PC wars of the 80's: Apple is going for a closed-architecture with little user involvement and relatively minimal third-party applications, while Google opted to make the Android OS readily available, and it's enabling third-party development (this can even be done from the phone itself, without a computer).

Krieger

Looks interesting....

I'll have to check it out when it hits the market. It's got potential, but I'm not a fan of the sliding screen. We'll see. Thanks for the link. I'll have to research this a little more, as I'm in the market for a new phone!!!

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NUVI 650

Remember the Nuviphone?

Now that T-Mobile/HTC/Android is releasing the G1 with GPS, how long is it going to be before the much touted Nuviphone makes it to market?

The iPhone is great, the G1 looks like it may be as good or even better in some areas over the iPhone although the sliding keyboard seems to be a bit backwards in this age of touchscreens.

Now that there is a lot of competition in the smartphone arena, I wonder what Garmin is going to add to their offering? Time will tell.

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"Life is a journey - enjoy the ride!" Garmin nuvi 255

This........

This phone sounds pretty gosh darn cool.

Terms of Service

It is coming out that the terms of service state that the 'unlimited data' is max 1 Gb per month. Throttling after that. It doesn't take too much video, etc to reach that limit.

Re: Terms of Service

gkas wrote:

It is coming out that the terms of service state that the 'unlimited data' is max 1 Gb per month. Throttling after that. It doesn't take too much video, etc to reach that limit.

I agree. In this case the carrier's service offer is a big hindrance for the product's potential. Good news is that unlike the iPhone, other carriers will be able to offer Android-based phones, effectively pitting them against each other.

Krieger

Google mail

I heard it will automatically access your Gmail account. I Have to wonder if Google maps and search also....Much Potential.

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Dave_ Nuvi 660 , 760,1490LMT Wooster, Ohio

thanks for the info

thanks for the info

Andriod SDK

FYI, for those so inclined, the Android SDK has been updated as well. See: http://code.google.com/android/download.html

Data Limit

gkas wrote:

It is coming out that the terms of service state that the 'unlimited data' is max 1 Gb per month. Throttling after that. It doesn't take too much video, etc to reach that limit.

T-Mobile has stated that they have removed this limit. See this link:
http://www.engadget.com/2008/09/24/t-mobile-kills-the-1gb-da...

software seprerate from hardware

i think the future is not with the iphone.
android, symbian, and windows mobile are the future

sweet

i agree, got my on order...cant wait for october

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nuvi 760 lover/adopt a greyhound/ change is the only constant

Love the iPhone, hate AT&T

I would probably have an iPhone if they hadn't made it exclusive to AT&T. In my neck of the woods Verizon has the best coverage and had a 3G data network in place way before AT&T did. That being said, the G1 looks promising, however Verizon has picked LiMo (Linux Mobile) as the basis for their next gen smart phones so the odds of me seeing an Android phone anytime soon are pretty low... sigh

G1

cosmo4u wrote:

i agree, got my on order...cant wait for october

On order here too. Hope that plays nice and friendly with the Garmin 760.

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Garmin Nuvi 765t

Android and Nokia

Between the Android based phones and new Nokia phones coming out, the iPhone will have a run for it's money. I'll await the Android reviews before jumping, but they will both make the short list for my next update.

Phone and Nuvi play nice and

Phone and Nuvi play nice and friendly. It reads the address book too.

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Garmin Nuvi 765t

User Opinions on the phone???

So, I'm sure some people have gotten the phone. Any opinions on it so far? just curious to see what everyone thinks about it so far?

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NUVI 650

For me I have to wait

For me I have to wait another year and see what happen to G2(if they release a new one). Then I will decide if Iphone3 and G2 is out. Anyway I have one more year on my contract.

Same here...still waiting

gdlcjr wrote:

For me I have to wait another year and see what happen to G2(if they release a new one). Then I will decide if Iphone3 and G2 is out. Anyway I have one more year on my contract.

I'm waiting for the next gen G-phone, or 2nd gen I-phone, since my contract will be up on 3/22/09. I have a while, but I'm not a fan of the current design of the G1.

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NUVI 650

great

I love my g1. they are adding stuff to the apps market each day. I havent had one issue with anything yet!!

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nuvi 760 lover/adopt a greyhound/ change is the only constant

Nice

cosmo4u wrote:

I love my g1. they are adding stuff to the apps market each day. I havent had one issue with anything yet!!

Have you used the built-in GPS with any app? Any comments on it?

Krieger

G1 - Terms of Service

gkas wrote:

It is coming out that the terms of service state that the 'unlimited data' is max 1 Gb per month. Throttling after that. It doesn't take too much video, etc to reach that limit.

I own a G1 phone, and T-Mobile has changed that -- I understand the data limit is 10GB per month now.

T-Mo G1 Google phone, w/GPS

Krieger wrote:
cosmo4u wrote:

I love my g1. they are adding stuff to the apps market each day. I havent had one issue with anything yet!!

Have you used the built-in GPS with any app? Any comments on it?

Krieger

I have had the G1 since Nov 2. I love the phone. The internet is blazing fast, even on Edge, and I have read on forums of T-Mo employees doing comparison tests with BB and other smartphones, head to head, and whether on Edge or 3G, the G1 smokes the others. Apparently the difference is the processor and more efficient browser. It is very user friendly and the internet is very usable and you will find yourself findling uses for it all the time. The hardware seems sturdy. The screen is bright and sharp. The Qwerty keyboard is excellent. It has a touch screen with a UI similar to the iphone, but also a tiny track ball, which does come in handy for isolation tiny links on the screen. Highly recommend!

Re the GPS, it is very accurate. It pinpointed my home right on the money -- more accurately than my Magellan! (and my Magellan is pretty good) And along with Google maps, it works terrfically. It doesn't have turn by turn and so on, but it is sure a handy feature to have in your smartphone. Google maps has Streetview also. Pretty cool. I haven't had a chance yet to use it with any of the other apps, but since it is so accurate, I would think it will work well with those apps that it is tied to.

As someone else mentioned, the apps are terrific. I have downloaded a bunch of them, and they are very very useful. All in all, for a first generation Google Android phone, IMHO, they did a heck of a job. I'm very happy with my purchase.

Oh yes, when I downloaded the T-Mo Hot Spot app, I was reading the comments, and someone said that you get free access to T-Mo Hot Spots with your G1 data plan. This was never stated anywhere, so I was skeptical. So I called up Cust Care and he verified for me that is correct! I walked in a Starbucks, and looked down, and I was already logged into their WiFi. He told me how to log in manually if need be also.

Will the G1 work with any

Will the G1 work with any WiFi?

Mike

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iMac 20", 10.5.6, NUVI 5000

Wi-Fi

photosmike wrote:

Will the G1 work with any WiFi?

Mike

The G1 does support Wi-Fi, but doesn't support T-Mobiles @home "free" Wi-Fi calling.

For a review check out http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/t-mobile-g1-black/4505-6...

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