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Bert Bates
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I just got one of these babies...

pros: good looking, small, crisp screen

cons (so far): wifi seems very slow, haven't tried wireless yet,
interface close to as good as iPhone, but still seems a little rough - maybe I'll get used to it?
seems strange that it didn't come with a game or two?

I'd love to hear what you guys think!
 
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great i love the design of that android phone too bad it doesnt have a slide for keyboard and the color black eheh is perfect!
 
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Michael Rivera wrote:great i love the design of that android phone too bad it doesnt have a slide for keyboard and the color black eheh is perfect!


Keyboard? I don't use no steenking keyboard! But then I can Grafitti faster and more accurately than I can slide out the qwerty and hunt-and-peck with my fat little paws. All the qwert keyboard does on my phone is slide and switch display modes when I didn't intend it to.
 
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im thinking for a developers perspective, cause from there you can test apps that uses keyboards and not all people will be comfortable using the soft keys!
 
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Grafitti (and its relatives) are "handwriting" inputs, not the same thing as softkeys. But you bring up a good question. I have a Bluetooth keyboard that I use when I need to do heavy-duty typing on my non-Android phone. Has Google gotten their Bluetooth stack up to that level yet?
 
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i think Bluetooth api is there but right now i heard only the audio bluetooth device is the only one working

and about the grafitti, i think it is in the 1.5 sdk so you can put it in any android device(when you downloaded the whole source and port it to yours) i think
 
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Bert Bates wrote:I just got one of these babies...

pros: good looking, small, crisp screen

cons (so far): wifi seems very slow, haven't tried wireless yet,
interface close to as good as iPhone, but still seems a little rough - maybe I'll get used to it?
seems strange that it didn't come with a game or two?

I'd love to hear what you guys think!


HTC Magic is good phone but on G1 and HTC Magic I am missing features I have on my Sony Ericsson phone. Camera could be better, music player, it can be really hard to see display outside on a sunny day... But Android is great OS for developers and phone users... Android Market is one of its best fatures beside great API's.
 
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I've got one of the older HTC phones and the WiFi itself doesn't seem too bad, but connecting can take forever.
 
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