T-Mobile Google G1: a computer that makes calls?
We have been comparing the T-Mobile Google G1 when the Apple iPhone and the BlackBerry Storm and written several articles about them. But when you really look closely at the Google G1 and iPhone comparable you can see the G1 is more of a handheld computer than a sophisticated alternative to the Apple iPhone, although saying that its much easier to make a call from the T-Mobile G1 than the iPhone.
Pro’s of the Google G1 would be without doubt the slide out keyboard, it also has a removable battery where as the iPhone doesn’t, the G1 is also slightly cheaper than the iPhone, plus sporting a great touch screen interface as well as the full keyboard. The Google G1 also works on the Android platform. The major downside has to be that the T-Mobile 3G isn’t available in every area, so can be much slower than the iPhone in the restricted 3G areas.
It comes in at about 30 percent thicker than the iPhone and is almost brick-like compared to the iPhone, plus it only comes with 1 GB of memory which is pretty poor compared to the iPhone, although you can buy a larger memory card. The multimedia player doesn’t really shine compared to the slick iPhone and it lacks a video player altogether. We believe the G1 is the beginning of something incredible and will continue to progress in development.