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    News - G1 Android phone arrives in the UK

    The first phone to run on Google?s Android platform is being offered exclusively through T-Mobile.
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    Re: News - G1 Android phone arrives in the UK

    "Being the first person in the UK to own this mobile phone is amazing," gushed Burgess. "I'm going to be popular at work! I've been waiting for this phone for months and I knew I had to be the first to own it."
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    That has to be the saddest quote I have ever read.
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    Re: News - G1 Android phone arrives in the UK

    your both jealous

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    Re: News - G1 Android phone arrives in the UK

    Its a phone for goodness sake. Get over it.

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    Re: News - G1 Android phone arrives in the UK

    That is quite possibly the ugliest phone that HTC have ever produced. I mean, really...Blue Angel looked better than that and that was about 5-6 years ago. Please tell me the Burgess quote's just something that you made up?

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    Cool Re: News - G1 Android phone arrives in the UK

    I bought one in the U.S. last week and hopefully you can find some value in my experiences.

    First impressions and video capabilities: http://lifestyle.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=16165

    Let me know what you think.
    Last edited by Scott B; 30-10-2008 at 07:11 PM.

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    Re: News - G1 Android phone arrives in the UK

    can someone briefly update me with what the benefits of these kind of phones are? what is this platform?

    does it hold the whole wide world interwebs inside it? and makes it faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach View Post
    That is quite possibly the ugliest phone that HTC have ever produced. I mean, really...Blue Angel looked better than that and that was about 5-6 years ago. Please tell me the Burgess quote's just something that you made up?
    i think its made up in the style of an apple zealot tbh.. at least i hope

    and yes its pretty ugly, but more ugly than it would seem if you described it to someone.. weird

    the magician is the prettiest htc phone methinks
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    Quote Originally Posted by HSK View Post
    can someone briefly update me with what the benefits of these kind of phones are? what is this platform?

    does it hold the whole wide world interwebs inside it? and makes it faster.
    its basically an alternative OS to windows mobile, relying on being open source and having better integration with googles online services... its pretty meh to be honest
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    I write Mobile games for a living, Android is a mofo to port from J2ME, im having to write an interface between ME and Android. Snorfest.

    Inspired by TheAnimus: throws new AndroidISAnnoyingException(e)

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    Re: News - G1 Android phone arrives in the UK

    What exactly makes it ugly? i dont think there is anything wrong with the appearance at all and tbh, im quite interested in these once they reach 2nd gen and have all the problems ironed out. I have heard that the android platform will work on quite a few of the earlier HTC phones which is good news as i haven't managed to find a satisfactory method of syncing up my smart phone with my mac or my ubuntu systems and i reckon this may be the saving grace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    im quite interested in these once they reach 2nd gen and have all the problems ironed out.
    yeah, like the looks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    What exactly makes it ugly?...
    It just looks cheap and tacky, as though it were encased in that white plastic that the cheapest toilet seats in Homebase are made of. By contrast, all the HTC Touch variants have looked pretty good. Also, I've had two Treo Pros delivered for users here, and they look fab by comparison.

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    everything wrong with the G1 (apart from the stupid kink that makes it look like its bent/melted slightly) can be seen in this comparison
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    Re: News - G1 Android phone arrives in the UK

    I agree the Touch phones look damn nice but i still cant really see how the G1 is so bad. Guess il have to see it in the flesh to make a proper judgement.

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