“The T-Mobile G1 is great. The iPhone is better,” Murad Ahmed reports for Times Online.
“Google’s problem with its first foray into mobile phones was always going to be that Apple’s iPhone had set the bar impossibly high in terms of design and innovation. The G1 has fast internet access? Old hat. Touchscreen? Been there, done that. You can download hundreds of applications? Already bought the T-shirt,” Ahmed reports.
“This is not a Google phone per se. Google did not make it – it is manufactured by Taiwanese firm HTC, and is available exclusively on the T-Mobile network,” Ahmed reports. “But the branding is clear. Instead of the manufacturer’s name on the back on the phone, it reads ‘with Google.’ It’s also called the G1. It is Google’s brand and reputation that will be enhanced – or dented – by the success of this phone.”
“At first glance, you feel that more could have been done to make this a beautiful looking gadget. It feels and looks plastic and clunky. Choosing the G1 over the iPhone is the equivalent of choosing comfortable slippers over designer shoes,” Ahmed reports.
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