The T-Mobile G1

tmobile g1If you’re just getting the T-Mobile G1, you’ll find that it’s fairly easy to use.
You need to figure out just a few buttons, shown in Figure 2.1. Most of the functionality is built into the touch screen capabilities. (If you already have a T-Mobile G1 or myTouch, you’ve probably figured out the phones, so feel free to skip ahead to the second part of the book where we cover applications, or even Part III where we cover Android.)
The T-Mobile G1 is shipped with everything you need to use it, including the following:

  • 1 Gb Micro SD Card (4 Gb for the myTouch)
  • AC power cord
  • Stereo Headphones
  • Computer sync cable (USB)
  • Soft cover/pouch

The G1 also has a full QWERTY keyboard, shown in Figure 2.5. The keyboard
is backlit, making it easier to use in low-light conditions, and the buttons are
raised enough that they make a satisfying click when pressed. People with
large hands may have trouble using the keyboard because the keys are small
and fairly close together. A good way to get around this is to use a soft-touch
stylus to press the keys—a stylus also works well on the touch screen of the
device.

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