Open Discussion #3 – Post Event Wrap Up!

So what did you guys think? What’s the best part about all you saw? Anything you expected and didn’t get? Anything surprise you?

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  1. The price is right.
    Unlock availability sucks, but since the whole platform is open source I doubt it will be long before they are unlocked.
    Only Gmail is push, very sucky. Hopefully the 3rd party devs will fill this in, otherwise I’ll have to! SDK here I come.
    Looks: ugly but smaller than I initially thought. I think it’s the “unbalanced” look of that chin that makes it look so bad, but I am yearning so bad for a full QWERTY
    Not one mention of the trackball. Does it even work?

    In the video, the screen seemed a bit laggy in response to finger input. Anyone else notice this?

  2. when they say no tethering for the G1 does that mean no one will be able to write an app to enable tethering to a laptop?

  3. Processor Qualcomm® MSM7201A™, 528 MHz
    Operating System Android
    ROM: 256 MB
    RAM: 192 MB
    Dimensions (LxWxT) 117.7 mm x 55.7 mm x 17.1 mm
    (4.60 in x 2.16 in x 0.62 in)
    Weight 158 grams (5.57 ounces) with battery
    Display 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with 320 x 480 (HVGA) resolution
    Network HSDPA/WCDMA:
    Europe: 2100 MHz
    US:1700/2100 MHz
    Up to 7.2 Mbps down-link (HSDPA) and 2 Mbps up-link (HSUPA) speeds
    Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
    850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    (Band frequency, HSUPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent.)

    Device Control Trackball with Enter button
    Keyboard Slide-out 5-row QWERTY keyboard
    GPS GPS navigation capability with built-in GPS receiver and map software
    Connectivity Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
    Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g
    HTC ExtUSBâ„¢ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
    3.2 megapixel color camera with fixed focus

    Audio Built-in microphone and speaker
    Ring tone formats:
    40 polyphonic and standard MIDI format 0 and 1 (SMF)/SP MIDI
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
    Capacity: 1150 mAh

    Talk time:
    Up to 350 minutes for WCDMA
    Up to 406 minutes for GSM
    Standby time:
    Up to 402 hours for WCDMA
    Up to 319 hours for GSM
    (The above are subject to network and phone usage.)
    Expansion Slot microSDâ„¢ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
    AC Adapter Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
    DC output: 5V and 1A
    Special Features Digital Compass, Motion Sensor

  4. I can sum up my reaction in about two lines.

    Pros: Android.

    Cons: It’s still a cell-phone (ergo T-Mobile, or anyone else).

    Elaboration: I can understand limitations of the device, but tell me again why data tethering is not supported? I can’t wait to read the fine print. Why do I have a feeling that unlimited data means unlimited to X Gigabytes/month? Who would pay an extra $10 a month for unlimited text messaging when other IM apps or Gmail is literally a high-speed URL away unless an email counts as a text message. No thanks if that’s the case.

    Also…no Skype…more restriction, or am I to believe that Android developers just really couldn’t make it work?

  5. @ Mike,

    Wouldn’t that require HW servers to push the data like is done in BBerry servers? I am asking the question because I don’t know.

  6. No tethering is a deal breaker for me, until someone releases a port of (something like) Joikuspot for it. I wrote [email protected] to tell them I’d buy an android version the second they release it. If tethering is important to you, I’d make the same promise to them :-) (it’s only $25ish for a lifetime license)

  7. @Wolf

    Using IMPA idle, you can have true push email. Lots of providers support this, as well as MS Exchange. ChatterEmail on the treo supports it and I loved it. With 2.1 iPhone, even using IMAP, I’m lucky if it checks my mail every 4 hours (even though its set for 15 minutes)…and it never notifies me anymore. Junk I tell ya!

    The iPhone has a skype chat and viop client that works (fring) so I cant imagine why a client wont show up on Android eventually.

    Cant expect everything right out of the box. The whole point is its open! The possibilities are endless when it comes to third part development.

  8. $299 for current customers still in contract sucks. No @Home WiFI that I can find sucks. Their site keep crashing so I can’t read more. You think they would be ready for this? Requiring a Data plan sucks. Doesn’t use a standard earphone jack??
    They’re making all the same mistakes that Apple did with their first launch. I’m waiting for the G2.

  9. Thats true, alot of the stuff we are wanting isnt there simply because you can just download it later. Im still stuck on the whole “what you see is what you get” that we had to deal with on other phones. Saw the white G1 on HTC’s website and I wished it was available for pre-order. Stuck with black I guess.

  10. I was expecting to see the Android Apps Market at the conference. There is still no link to the Android Market. Surely, it can be accessed on a PC? Don’t tell me they are limiting it to the phone only!

    Over-all impression of the conference: Meh!

    The pre-conference leaked photos, videos and previews certainly contributed to some of the meh-factor. After all, we already knew most of the main points presented in the conference. Even keeping that aside, the conference was just meh!

  11. Peter Chou reminds me of the old guy from Big Trouble in Little China. I hope this device is nearly as cool as the Pork Chop Express.

  12. I just saw: 1 GB /mo data cap!? With a device that doesn’t tether!? WTF?

    Even AT&T isn’t THAT stupid/draconian/lame.

    Keep your G1, T-Mobile. I’ll not only not get this phone, but if data caps are going to be part of the long term data plan strategy, I’m going to change carriers.

  13. The lack of headphone jack and the lackluster hardware might prove to be a dealbreaker for me :(

    That sucks because I really want an android device.

    So let’s here it androidguys!! Where’s the leaks of these other “4 of the top 5 device manufacturers” devices? ;p

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