T-Mobile G1 Official User Guide

September 26, 2008

T-Mobile has posted the G1 User Guide! Take a look here:

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T-Mobile G1 User Guide


T-Mobile Removes 1G Restriction on “Unlimited” Data

September 25, 2008

T-Mobile has released a statement retracting their original move to cap their “unlimited” data plan at 1G. Now each person who runs in excess will be reviewed and dealt with on a case-by-case basis. This is how the majority of other major mobile phone carriers enforce their data policies.

“We reserve the right to temporarily reduce data throughput for a small fraction of our customers who have excessive or disproportionate usage that interferes with our network performance or our ability to provide quality service to all of our customers,” said a statement from T-Mobile for NY Times.”

T-Mobile Squashes Your G1 Fantasies With the Fine Print

September 23, 2008

Caveat Emptor: Buyer Beware

You must ALWAYS read the fine print.

According to T-Mobile’s fine print, your data services from them will be capped at just 1GB per month! If you use beyond your 1G they will reduce the rest of your cycle to 50KBPS or less. What does that mean? Your phone would be running at roughly the same speed as your old dial up modem that you tossed five years or more ago! Yikes!

So how much can you download for 1GB? According to Silicon Alley Insider, “One gigabyte is about how much it takes to download the equivalent of a few albums, a decent quality movie, and a decent quality TV episode — not much. Add to that whatever email, Web browsing, file downloading, app downloading, and whatever else you’ll be doing, and it wouldn’t be far-fetched for the power users that Google is courting to hit that 1 gigabyte cap — 34 MB a day — on a regular basis.

AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon all offer a 5GB cap— that’s five times the amount T-Mobile is offering! 


Silicon Alley Insider

Highlights from the T-Mobile G1 Webcast- full report coming soon

September 23, 2008

So what did we learn from the T-mobile G1 webcast:


  • You can drag and drop essentially any app
  • Includes a window shade that allows you to switch between multiple applications running at the same time
  • In Compass Mode the screen will move as you do
  • A long press on any pic in your web browser will automatically attach it to an email and allow you to send the email while in the web browser
  • There is a dedicated search button on the keyboard 
  • No tether modem
  • $179
  • Launching on October 22, 2008 in the USA
  • Launching in the UK in early November
  • Launching in Europe during the 1st quarter of 2009
  • Current t-mobile customers may order a limited quantity of devices starting today to be delivered on the launch date
  • Two separate data plans: $25 for unlimited data + limited messages, $35 for unlimited data + unlimited messages
  • Need a data + voice plan
  • G1 is locked to the t-mobile network
  • 2G, 3G and Wifi
  • Gmail- push and IMAP-pull
  • Reads word, pdf and excel docs
  • No A2DP yet
  • “Chrome lite” browser
  • Supports many music formats but not iTunes unless unlocked by user
  • No skype
  • Will work on almost any network internationally

Pictures from the T-Mobile G1 Webcast

September 23, 2008

Official pictures from t-mobile of the G1

September 23, 2008

AndroidGuys posted these images this morning, found on the t-mobile website:

This version looks very rugged and manly to me. I’d want to take this if I was out camping near a grizzly bear den! I’m sure Google Maps could find me a better place to camp out though.

Remember, if you don’t like the looks of the G1/Dream/gPhone announced today you can always put Android on your favorite phone. We are talking OPEN SOURCE here =] 

Download the SDK here:

T-Mobile G1/Dream/gPhone Webcast for all!

September 23, 2008

T-Mobile’s G1Webcast starts today at 10:30EST.

According to AndroidGuys it will be replayed at:

03:30PM – London
04:30PM – Paris
06:30PM – Moscow
11:30PM – Tokyo

Just, click this link: http://www.t-mobileg1.com/announcement !