Just recently, in America, google and t-mobile released the G1. This new phone takes advantage of googles new android mobile OS.
I have been waiting to see if this phone is worth the wait, if not I will buy the iPhone. So far things look bad. There is no sign of a Japan release and the first edition from the US does not look so promising. One review sums up G1 pretty well with 10 shortcomings. From my perspective only 5 of these issues are valid, lets see why:
Doesn't bother me
- No exchange - I dont use exchange for personal mail, neither should most people
- Desktop synching - This phone is meant to privide access to web services, the desktop is obsolete
- Skimpy Storage - For me, 1GB is enough
- No video recording - Who really uses video recording? Its a novelty item
- Accelerometer quirk - I Can write my own software if I need to fix this
- Wanted: 3.5mm headphone jack
- Stingy data cap
- Battery life
- Uninspiring interface
- Multitouch MIA
For now I will be planning on getting an iPhone for me and my girlfriend and wait for the Japan release before considering android again.