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    Quote Originally Posted by Number6 View Post
    What's the GPS like though? I've read reports that it's hopeless, can't sync with the constellation, etc.

    Average battery life is..???
    GPS seemed ok to me, but I don't have much to compare it to. I used it all day on a charity cycle ride on Sunday and it mapped my location pretty well throughout the ride, it managed to workout my times etc:
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    You need to be outdoors to get a good gps signal though.

    battery depends on what you do, wi-fi and gps run the battery down quickly (in a day).
    surfing the internet will run it down quicker (probably in 3 or 4 hrs). I guess watching video will be worse, but no worries when using as a phone. I understand teh G2 has better battery, and that there are plenty of extended batteries available for the G1

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    Doesn't seem too bad.

    Anyone know of an OS mapping app, like Memory Map, that runs on the G1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number6 View Post
    So, for those who have one, how does the G1 feel? How about battery life? GPS?

    Any loves or hates about the G1?
    Well I've had a G1 for three months now and I love it to bits.

    The battery life at the beginning was a bit of a shock but that was because I had everything turned on and was spending every spare moment fiddling with it.

    I purchased a second battery and usually leave it on charge overnight. I'm happy with it now.

    The apps are great and the integration with everything Google is ace.

    GPS is rock solid. I've used Google maps to navigate around a few towns on foot and it's easy to use.

    Background apps - the ability is great.

    Android Marketplace - loads of free stuff.

    I've written a few apps myself for personal use.

    And it's hackable as another poster has said!
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    I have had my G1 for a couple of months as well and with each update it keeps getting better. Battery life is not great like others have said but coming from a N95 i am used to having to charge the phone every night minimum.

    Number6 there is a sat nav program called andnav2 that may do what you need and it is free.

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    Very helpful comments there guys.

    What connectivity does it have? USB? Does it charge via USB?

    Standard headphone socket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOrdan01070 View Post
    I have had my G1 for a couple of months as well and with each update it keeps getting better. Battery life is not great like others have said but coming from a N95 i am used to having to charge the phone every night minimum.

    Number6 there is a sat nav program called andnav2 that may do what you need and it is free.
    Interestingly I currently hover between a N95 8GB and a HTC TyTynII (or whatever it's called). Presumably you find the G1 better than the N95?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number6 View Post
    Very helpful comments there guys.

    What connectivity does it have? USB? Does it charge via USB?

    Standard headphone socket?
    Yes, USB - and it charges via USB.

    No dedicated headphone socket. A set of headphones are provided and they plug into the same connector as for charging / data transfer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number6 View Post
    Interestingly I currently hover between a N95 8GB and a HTC TyTynII (or whatever it's called). Presumably you find the G1 better than the N95?
    It depends on what you are after the N95 had a better camera but the G1 has a hardware keyboard (which i wanted as i hate texting on a nomal phone pad)and the G1 seems faster than an N95.

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    The battery life is OK once you get used to it like others have said. The camera sucks though, no flash or even little led, no zoom and cant handle low light. In optimal conditions its fine anything else it doesn't like. But I have heard that it is actually better than the iPhones camera so cant be all that bad.

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    I might pop into town and see if I can actually have a look at a G1 in the shop.

    How does the touch screen on the G1 compare with that of the iPhone? I must admit that I really like the iPhone's screen, it's very responsive.

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    Sooo.... back to the iPhone talk or is this now a G1 forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikthomas View Post
    Sooo.... back to the iPhone talk or is this now a G1 forum?
    Can I hijack it for the Nokia N85?

    Its a great phone, and the built-in FM transmitter is the ultimate killer app.

    Download podcast while at supermarket, listen to podcast over car radio without having to faff with any wires or anything complicated like that. Carry on listerning later. All sorts of really well thought-out features crammed into it.

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