Well, T-Mobile EOL the G2X, the first dual core handset within about 8 months, so no surprise that they would do so again. But to do so to that many handsets at once is surprising.
Same to report on the G2X. Installs, but won't open. Closes instantly. Running 2.3.3.
I'd love to win a G2X that doesn't reboot, lock up, or have a screen bleed like my current G2X!
I have a G2X but that looks nice. Put me down for one!
Got my G2X about 3 weeks ago.
Random Reboots (1 or 2 every 5 - 6 days)
Screen brightness flickers constantly.
Waiting to see what T-Mo is going to do. Cannot - CANNOT - be without a phone while this gets sorted out. The speed and usability of the phone is nice. Battery has been 'OK' but compared to my G1 from early 2009 it hasn't been bad. Did I mention the speed? It's stupid fast, but then again, I just got done with a CyanogenMod G1. I miss, miss, miss my 5 row keyboard, and honestly the on screen keyboard has been the most frustrating aspect of this phone. It's a fine on screen KB, I just wish that T-Mo had a 5 row KB phone with a large screen to replace my G1....
What are the odds that Twitter will mod the API so that TweetDeck wlll become the only supported app? $40 Million? That's a lot of cash for a company that really hasn't spec'ed out how to monetize the product.
I've used Seesmic as my Android app for Twitter. Never use the Facebook side of Seesmic, but it has been pretty solid for Twitter.
Just renewed my contract in April, and the G1 was *still* available from the T-Mobile website..... for $79.00 on a 2-year contract!!!!!!!!!!! But the MyTouch 3G was free, along with the Optimus T.
I loved my G1, but even imbued with CyanogenMod wholesome goodness, its time had come. I went with a G2X which is ridiculously fast, but I miss my 5 row physical keyboard.
Annnnnnd I just renewed last Monday...... Family plan, two phones, unlimited web. At least that was the name of the Data Plan when I agreed to it.
Am I wrong, or do Hulu Plus and standard Hulu content stream differently? I know that you can only get Hulu Plus on a ROKU, and no standard Hulu.....
Would've been much nicer with a five row KB.....
4 years ago in reply to A closer look at the G2 keyboard
Chris, are you disappointed by the look of the G2? I am. It looks like a kid's phone. And no 5 row keyboard is a deal breaker for me. Looks like I'll have to leave T-Mobile when it is time to upgrade my G1 (and its precious 5 row KB).
Five Row KB!
4 years ago in reply to Reserve your Sprint Epic 4G now
Having lived with a G1 for over a year: If there's no five row keyboard, I ain't buying.
Really, it looks like a cheap sidekick. At least the G1 had it's own look when it premiered. Obviously the G1 look is dated now, but the G2 looks like a toy compared to an Evo, any of the 'Droids, or the recent crop of Samsungs.
G1 user since June 09 - other than the Palm PRE, there wasn't a phone that had the features I wanted. Glad I went with the G1 over the PRE. As a long time Linux user, it had appeal to me.
It's slow. Not enough memory. Battery life is awful (I've got the humpback whale battery & cover that makes it even heavier, but it lasts DAYS).
But the keyboard. FIVE rows. Perfect.
I'll be waiting for a five row replacement.
Gentle Rest, G1.
Got my G1 in June of 09 - 1 year left on my T-Mobile contract. My 'Must have" list includes a five row keyboard. I wasn't sold on the G1 KB when I first got it, but in comparision to other physical KB it seems pretty solid.
My laments? Memory, Processor, lag, yada yada. The usual.
I believe I am waiting for the 'perfect' replacement, and the keyboard seems to be the real hold up.
Exactly. I have precisely one year left on my contract with my G1. Oh, well, the pioneers take the arrows!
I just wish they would state, one way or the other, what the plans are. If there is no plan to update the G1, then fine, just say so, and I'll root the phone. Why such a big deal TMO?
I agree. The contracts are what shapes the buyers' cycle, especially sense most of the phones are underwritten by the carrier plan lock in. I love my G1, and have another year to go on contract. Sure I wish it were faster, but my largest complaint is that I just wish there were a published public roadmap that they would stick to. An update available, yes or no? Just that simple.
And, yes, T-Mobile's 3G coverage is thin at best. And seldom consistent. Another Android phone with a five row qwerrty KB in June of 2011 on any other carrier, and I'm moving.
Whichever course they elect to take, I just wish they would publish a timeline. I've got roughly a year left on my G1 contract, it would be nice to know what I can expect. I guess I should just root the thing - but with the slow processor, and limited RAM, if there was an optimized stock upgrade, I'm sort of waiting to see what will be offered.
Keep. Hope. Alive.
Is yesterday too soon?
This will be great fro stock phones.
G1 since last June.
Must. Have. Physical. Keyboard.