November 3, 2008 | by Robert Nelson
While I rarely open up any device that I purchase, mostly in fear that it will not go back together properly, there is always some joy in seeing the guts. Thankfully, in part due to the web, there are few devices that do not get the teardown treatment, and although it is never quite the same feeling as holding it in your hand, or doing the work, the images are always fun to check out.
In this case, TechOn has torn apart the T-Mobile G1 for everyone to check out. Based on their description the G1 was not the easiest to take apart either. The G1 has four screws on the chassis, and “two of the four screws were easily unscrewed, but the other two did not move an inch.” It seems that after finally stripping the screws the chassis was simply pried open.
A few interesting items that were noted is the trackball appears to be the same that is used in the BlackBerry Pearl, and the G1 has two vibrator motors. In the meantime, if you want to check out the insides keep reading to check out a few more pics, and then hit the read link below to visit TechOn.