Let’s start from the beginning.
As with many high-end devices these days, the T-Mobile G1 comes packaged in an sleek and functional box that opens to reveal the G1 nestled securely within a foam cradle. Lift the cradle and you find all the accessories and documentation that you’d expect to accompany a new cellphone.
There isn’t too much to say about the T-Mobile G1’s box, but it sure is one pretty box.
Setup / Out-of-box functionality
The T-Mobile G1 requires none of the activation procedures that the iPhone and iPhone 3G require. Setup is as simple as taking your T-Mobile G1 out of the aforementioned box,
turning on said G1, and entering your Gmail account information.
Entering your Gmail email address and password allows the T-Mobile G1 to synchronize all your Google Mail, Contacts, and Calendar to your Android OS mail client, addres book, and calendar. The T-Mobile G1 really emphasizes its Google-roots through its Gmail integration and hassle-free setup procedure.
Within minutes of turning on the T-Mobile G1, a little email notification icon popped up in the upper left corner, letting me know that I had just received my first Gmail email. The new Gmail email was “pushed” to the G1, so it was evident that this new email was no older than a coupe seconds (at most).
Sending the inaugural text message was just as easy as setting up the T-Mobile G1. Thanks to the Google-synchronizing feature, the G1 was already populated with a full contacts list. As long as you synchronize your Address Book with Google Contacts before turning on your T-Mobile G1 for the first time, you’ll find all your contacts conveniently pushed to your G1.
Needless to say, setting up the T-Mobile G1 was no harder than logging in to a Gmail account – literally.
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