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Review and teardown of T-Mobile G1 unveils inner workings of the first Android phone

December 21, 2008 | by Wyatt Foard

Android, Android Phones, Android Phones and Devices, HTC-G1, Reviews, T-Mobile

Review and teardown of T-Mobile G1 unveils inner workings of the first Android phone

The team over at phoneWreck has posted a full review and teardown of the T-Mobile G1 showing the semiconductor brains and the mechanical finesse of this offering from HTC. Included are high resolution images of the PCB’s and mechanical innards of the first commercially available phone running Android.

The review is open and honest about the beauty as well as the warts that come with this phone. One highlight mentioned is that this is the first phone to run on T-Mobile’s 3G network, though user experience shows this is still a work in progress. The main gripe about the phone is contact management, a limitation any heavy gmail user will be aware of and feeling.

The teardown is one of those things the curious always want to see, but don’t want to do themselves as it requires parting with their new toy. Details and high resolution pics from the teardown are shown on a different site, linked to at the top of the phoneWreck post. The PCB images shown are very detailed, labelling all IC’s except for the accellerometer which was unidentifiable. An added bonus is the block diagram for the phone.

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[phoneWreck via Hack a Day]