So, you want a touch UI mobile device. I’ve been checking out some of the latest touch UI mobile devices lately, curious to see who’s coming out with what and what features are being offered. To date it seems it’s tough to find that one touch device that offers everything. I’ve looked at 4 touch UI devices (+ the Nokia 5800) this week, some of the quick observations made follow:
Google (Android) G1 – touch action is a bit “clunky” (ie. hit or miss), slow network (T-mobile, no 3G), brutal camera (although 3.2 megapixel) , small number off third party apps, nice track ball action, large slide-out QWERTY keyboard, slightly smaller than iPhone with a 3.2″ display area, Bluetooth and WiFi enabled plus an added microSD memory slot is a nice feature. First impression is that I’d stay away from the very first Android mobile device but the future is likely bright and there’s plenty of room for improvement. One reason why you won’t find many of these in use… T-Mobile shops (mine anyway) don’t keep them in stock, therefore users must order them… this is a brutal move! Also, T-mobile staff don’t seem very knowledgeable about G1 n’or are they eager to push this device.
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