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MizuBushin Walton, Jr.
Overall
5.0
MizuBushin Walton, Jr.

"G1 = Meh; Android = YAY!"

The good: Android! And a keyboard + trackball!

The bad: Silly shape & sliding design, wonky USB port.

Summary: ANDROID! This is everything good about the iPhone, on a decent handset! Coming from the iPhone to the G1's physical keyboard, I make practically no mistakes while typing. Thanks to the trackball, I don't really need to zoom in on web pages anymore, and for any complaints about it's native browser, you have options! I have personally tried Browser, Opera, and Steel, with Steel being my personal favorite. Flash is compatible and in the works, more than can be said for the iPhone. The apps, while not as numerous, are pretty amazing, with access to more hardware functions than any other phone out yet, making them MUCH more useful.
The only things that bothers me is that the screen, when extended, doesn't hold itself in a straight line, parallel to the top row of keys. With my Libra Moon, I like my lines to have angularity! Like everyone, I also don't understand why there isn't a standard headphone jack, even if it had to be next to the proprietary ExtUSB one. Hopefully other Android phones will utilize other sliding mechanisms (like on the TouchPro2!) and port designs in the future!



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