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rzm61
September 22nd, 2008, 06:02 PM
A new smartphone is debuting on Sept. 23, and, no, it's not just another iPhone clone. The HTC Dream from T-Mobile will be the first handset to run Google's new mobile operating system, Android. And while it won't look as sleek as the iPhone, it promises to give mobile-phone users a lot more freedom and flexibility.


Many of the Dream's features are under wraps until launch, but based on leaked photos and videos along with screenshots released by Google, we already have a pretty good idea of what to expect. The biggest departure from the iPhone design is the inclusion of a physical keyboard, which apparently slides out from underneath the Dream's touchscreen. The Dream will also allow users to run multiple applications at once and more easily share contacts and data between them. And if reports from developers TIME interviewed prove true, mobile-phone users will finally be able to cut and paste text in emails a function that's frustratingly absent on the iPhone. The Dream, which is expected to go on sale in late October, will also reportedly cost the same as the 3G: $199.



Full article:
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1843164,00.html

Tsar Phalanxia
September 23rd, 2008, 09:39 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2008/09/23/confirmed-t-mobile-g1-has-no-3-5mm-headphone-jack/
GARAGHGAHG!
D:<

rzm61
September 28th, 2008, 03:43 PM
http://www.t-mobileg1.com/?WT.mc_n=g1presale_customer_home1&WT.mc_t=OnsiteAd


Enjoy.



(I'm definitely getting one of these. :D)

jon_hill987
September 28th, 2008, 04:04 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2008/09/23/confirmed-t-mobile-g1-has-no-3-5mm-headphone-jack/
GARAGHGAHG!
D:<

Why would you need one? Heard of Stereo Bluetooth headphones? Besides, it is a phone, not an MP3 player.

rzm61
September 28th, 2008, 04:07 PM
Besides, it is a phone, not an MP3 player.



But it can play MP3's so technically it is an MP3 player. :icon_lol:

Puck the Pooka
September 28th, 2008, 04:29 PM
God I wish this was out in the states.

Dr Goofy Mofo
September 28th, 2008, 10:44 PM
http://www.t-mobileg1.com/?WT.mc_n=g1presale_customer_home1&WT.mc_t=OnsiteAd


Enjoy.



(I'm definitely getting one of these. :D)

I want four so I can rebuild the google map view as if I was there

sudikics
September 29th, 2008, 01:53 AM
I want four so I can rebuild the google map view as if I was there
To hell with that: buy a thousand of them, pry each one apart, alter the software, build them into a spherical frame, put the sphere on tracking, attach the tracking to relaying data, and build thyself your own virtual world. :D

Dr Goofy Mofo
September 29th, 2008, 02:27 AM
To hell with that: buy a thousand of them, pry each one apart, alter the software, build them into a spherical frame, put the sphere on tracking, attach the tracking to relaying data, and build thyself your own virtual world. :D

that works too. I was being to cheap!

rzm61
October 1st, 2008, 04:59 AM
Just put in an order for a G1.

It will hopefully arrive at my house on or around October 22nd. :D