Originally Posted by bkk
Back in my day, the only Google phone was the G1.
I've still got a G1. I was one of the first in Houston to have one.
Slim is right. It's an HTC phone with the "Google OS" Android.
I keep holding off on pulling the trigger on a new phone ( and I'm out of contract ).
I'm very satisfied with T-mobile as a cell phone company. And I was real close to getting a Nexus when it first came out. But I was deterred by the Google sales model. It was BS dealing with them via Email and mailing the phone back and forth to HTC for warranty issues. And it got my attention when I noticed that the manager of my local brick and mortar T-mobile store had a Nexus and didn't know how to use many of the features! Maybe I've been spoiled by the T-mobile service on the G1. It's a dated phone but they still have a G1 service group when you call 611 and they are very helpful. If the Nexus was sold directly by T-mobile I would get one immediately.
Then I saw the HTC HD2 at T-mobile. It's made by HTC and is a beautiful piece of hardware that is superior ( as hardware IMO ) to the Nexus. But the damn thing has Windows Mobile 6.5 ( which I don't like ) and will not be upgradeable to Windows Mobile 7 ( which is supposed to be a true competitor to the Android OS ). So I held off on the HTC HD2.
The plan now is to get a Sprint HTC EVO ( which is basically an improved HTC HD2, but with the latest Android OS ). It comes out in a few months. I'm kind of leery about switching to Sprint from T-mobile, but I'll do some DD and research and see if it makes sense.
My other option is to wait until this summer ( or probably till Oct. or Nov. ) and look at the new iphone which I think will be on the Verizon network. If T-mobile sold a really good Android phone directly from their company I would buy it immediately.