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T-Mobile G1 White Edition Hits UK

Gordon Kelly


T-Mobile G1 White Edition Hits UK

Ok, so I'm into one of those writing challenges again where the headline pretty much destroys everything I'm about to say - still, I shall rise to it...

Yes, the T-Mobile G1 is now available in white, making up for the shoddy single colour option at launch (black - obviously). It will retail at exactly the same price as it's black cousin - why shouldn't it? Then again, while I always champion choice on TrustedReviews (mobile OS X rivals sort it out!) I'm not too sure anything is significantly added here.

Yup, we get the same stats: 7.2Mbit HSDPA, 3.2in touchscreen 320 x 480 pixel display, 192MB RAM / 256MB ROM, WiFi, GPS, 117.7 x 55.7 x 17mm and not a lick of paint more at 158g and I did indeed get to have a look at a white model back during my G1 first impressions. In fact, I had been told to expect a simultaneous launch.

So why the bad? In short: it just looks a bit... well, rubbish. Much in the same way the white backed 16GB iPhone says ooooh, I have a 16GB model don't you know it also says and I have no taste in finishes so the G1 white is a pale, plastic imitation of a handset not already overly high on street cred finish.

Still, it's white and it out there - right now in fact. So, if fashion sense has abandoned you, if you know who John Sergeant is and you care about whatever the show is he left, if you see Paris Hilton and manage to retain you recently digested lunch, then yes indeed people - this handset is for you.

If you hadn't guessed it by now however... black looks much better. (Seriously, folks, we're not kidding here. Buy the black one - Hugo)


G1 - yep white...


November 27, 2008, 5:57 am

OMG this thing is so ugly! Why the hell didn't they use the HTC Touch HD handest instead; like previously mentioned?

They could be murdering Apple, RIM, and WM right now!


November 27, 2008, 6:13 am

Preaching to the converted...


November 27, 2008, 2:44 pm

I agree that the G1 is ugly to begin with ... but I think the white version is just better. Or, at least, it's a needed change from the all-over-the-place black.

Oh, by the way Gordon, I have a white 3G and I love it.


November 27, 2008, 4:08 pm

@Qortuba - white is like, soooo, toootally girly ;)


November 27, 2008, 5:37 pm

I've got the white one too... had it for about 2 weeks. Does the black one have the rubbery 'soft touch' material on the back, because the white one doesn't. I selected it from a wide range of G1s based on, er, stock availability - the black ones were sold out.


November 28, 2008, 6:41 am

@MarioM - yep, rubber on the back of the black, it's the much better phone finish all round I'm afraid! You did well to get very early stock though.


November 28, 2008, 8:29 pm

@Gordon - Meh. I should have waited for the black - I *heart* soft-touch. Mind you, the amusing screen hinge already looks like it won't stay the course - two year warranty shall prevail.

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