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MIR Show – OTA update of T-Mobile G1

If you missed the end of this week’s video featuring the G1 firmware updating over the air — and then our very own Dan Lane taking the battery out mid-update — here’s the full vid. The end of it corrupted rather horribly during the upload on Monday. Over The Air (“OTA”) update of the T-Mobile […]

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T-Mobile Android based G1 phone costs just £93

Research firm iSuppli has it the G1 costs just $144 to build, where it’s selling for $179 in the states. All the materials and components used just add up to a meagre amount, a lot lower than we would expect in terms of the profitability normally associated with handsets. The HTC manufactured device, minus the […]

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T-Mobile G1: 11 Things I Hate About You

I’ve had my G1 for a week now. (You can see me walking through the setup here Whilst I was quick to document the little things I liked about the G1, finding the stupidly annoying things has taken a bit longer. Here we go. 1. Build quality. It’s a bit plastic. Don’t get me wrong, […]

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The T-Mobile G1 & James Whatley: What a fooking annoyance

Here we are trying to get James Whatley, one of the most influential Nokia-fans on the planet, to play with and understand the new T-Mobile G1. I was tickled pink on Friday to be able to give him the test one we were sent over by T-Mobile. This is the first ever handset we’ve received […]

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Andrew Henning, CEO of Redweb on the Android G1

I’m thoroughly enjoying reading the perspectives of the executives we’ve contacted to give us their viewpoints on the new T-Mobile G1. Andrew Henning is CEO of Redweb (a leading digital agency). Redweb has a team of over 45 people turning over 2.5 million a year working with the likes of Norwich Union, Sky and the […]

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G1 to be available unlocked?

Play.com are already showing the ‘HTC G1’ (that’s the T-Mobile G1 to the rest of us) available SIM-free, available from mid-November.  The details and pictures look right, with a prominent HTC logo on the side in lieu of the T-Mobile one,  but this seems a bit soon after the launch to be officially sanctioned… At […]

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G1 tariff update

This is by no means exhaustive – the information had to be extracted from reluctant shop staff over the phone today, but for those looking for cheaper or shorter tariffs with the G1 than the £40 per month option advertised here’s the best bits of what you need to know as promised: Combi 25 (150 […]

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Eitan Gelbaum of Amdocs on the Android G1

What’s the industry thinking about the G1 launch? Let’s hear from one of the top chaps at Amdocs. If you haven’t come across them, they’re a $3 billion 17,000 employee behemoth, serving the back-offices of many huge providers in the telecommunications industry. (Think China mobile, Japan Telecom, Vodafone, BT, Cable & Wireless…). Eitan Gelbaum, VP […]

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Buying a G1? Ask about the tariffs

If you look at T-Mobile’s website or their marketing material you’d think the G1 was only available as a free phone on a choice of two £40 per month (over 18 months) contracts. However, it’s not… and if you ask in-store there’s a range of tariffs available including a number of 12 month ones.  For […]

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MIR Show – Week 44 – T-Mobile UK G1 Android launch

We’re at the T-Mobile UK launch of the G1 Android device. We’ve interviews with some of the operator’s executives at the launch — and, guest host, Ed Hodges, tackles James Whatley. T-Mobile were kind enough to send us a G1 to review and, since I’d already purchased one (and spent the weekend playing), we were […]

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Hugh Roberts of Patni on The Android G1

Remember when the iPhone 3G launched during the summer, we asked Patni Telecoms Consulting to give us a viewpoint? Well here’s some perspective from Hugh Roberts, Senior Strategies chap at Patni. Hugh most certainly knows his stuff and will not be buying a G1 just yet… Have a read: – – – – – What […]

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T-Mobile G1: 16 Things I Like About You

I’ve had my G1 for a few days now and here the things I’m really enjoying: 1. It all just works. If you’re a regular user of Google — Gmail or Google Apps — this is a dream operating system. The handset requires a Google account to get setup. After verifying your account, your contacts, […]