Ever do something new and then hear the voice of Sir Alec Guinness in your head? You know, Star Wars, Obi Wan Kenobi… “That’s Good! You’ve taken your first step into a larger world.” We really do live in magical times. The power of technology is not something to be underestimated. I have a dream of creating my own applications for the Google Android operating system, and then selling those programs for lots and lots of money.
What better way to review the G1 phone than to write this review from the device itself? For over three hours each day, I’m in commute. By car, train and even by boat, my trip leaves me without access to a desktop computer. Considering the nature of my business, that’s way too long. Instead of mindlessly gazing into space, this time can be more productive with a good phone.
When I first started using my G1 phone, I felt sluggish. I wasn’t able to switch programs as quickly as I could on my Sidekick. But once I figured out the G1 shortcuts, switching programs was a lot faster. To move between applications quickly, press and hold the “Search” button and then press the appropriate a letter to activate a shortcut.