Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The iPhone better.

That is the competition for Apple's mobile phone: the T-Mobile G1 is now available in Germany - and it is great. ONLINE blogs, the Google mobile phone pre-test and found that most can be as good as the iPhone. And some simply better.


One is at first sight clear: The T-Mobile G1 is unlike other cell phones. Above all, it is unlike the iPhone, it is against the touch screen-based and Internet-centered phone compete. A little bit makes it feel as if the engineers at HTC, that Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer, the G1 for T-Mobile produced from a number of successful role models and inspiration for the best features of various mobile phones thrown together.

As of 2 February will be the phone in Germany to get his. T-Mobile G1 offers together with a two-year contract. The device itself costs a euro - in the context of the mobile phone contract will depend on the rate from 44.95 to 119.95 euros monthly fee is due. Who for his contract to spend less, you need at least 60 euros to pay for Google's mobile phone to get.

The inspiration from other phones start at the touch of a large part of the front of the G1 occupies. Its qualities, there is little to grumble. He is bright and high contrast, provides crisp colors dar. Especially when compared to other touch screen phones, the screen is both left and right variable width virtually extended. So you have a triple screen available to program icons, and similar off. From one screen to another can be reached by simply the current screen with your finger to the side stupst. A great idea, which is also the
Palm Pre find - and one of Apple's iPhone already knows.

In addition to the touchscreen, the G1 has a full keyboard. Over a stable-looking mechanism, push the display up to the keypad freed, and the screen rotates 90 degrees then. Though the keypad is quite small and flat, it can be surprisingly well with them tap texts. Who's with the on-screen keyboard of the iPhone is not clear, there is salvation.

Who dares not Google, which has lost

The third element, the developer of the G1 nor a trackball gifts. The work is similar to its counterpart in BlackBerrys. With the finger you can use it to navigate, and a pressure on the ball activates the currently selected element. The processing is no cause for complaints. The materials are high quality, the display is completely into the housing plan, and the sliding mechanism by which the screen is moved up, worked almost silently.


Long range


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Free use


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Demanding services for everyone


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Expansion of market users


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To connect to a PC is the USB port is not planned. And that is exactly what the G1 from any other current mobile phone features. Instead, as usual, from the hard drive of a computer picks are contacts and calendar data from Google's applications of the user on the Internet.

In plain English: Every user must G1 Google customer to access the functions of his mobile phone to use. Before the device ever put into operation, it must be him Google account or enter data on a new Google account.

Who's Internet Group do not dare, has lost. Unlike using Google to get its data on the phone Requirements.

How annoying: Always and everywhere online

Who will make clear, is lucky if its data from Google already managed. Then the setting up of mobile phones in a matter of minutes. All others must first find a solution to appointments and contact data from its computer system to Google's Internet applications such as Calendar or contact Administration. Usually this is no big problem. With Microsoft Outlook, Apple's iCal, and Yahoo Calendar, for example, you can easily compare the records.

This type of online synchronization, of course, has advantages. All the devices that store their data with Google's servers synchronize, are always on the same standard

However, this is also one of the major drawbacks of the G1: It's true all the time and without requiring any user with Google's servers. This means that you almost inevitably have a flat rate data for the G1 cell phone needs. Otherwise it may be expensive. Especially abroad, where expensive roaming tariffs due. After all, is the automatic synchronization turned off - and are in the U.S. reports were that the phone sometimes still with the network.



Universal Mobile Telecommunications System - is often referred to as standard for third generation (3G) that it takes much higher data rates than its predecessor allowing GSM. German UMTS networks typically create a bandwidth of 384 kbit / s for data from Mobilfunkmast to the terminal. Regular DSL connections today offer übrlicherweise 1024 Kbit / s. (more on blogs KNOW)


High Speed Downlink Packet Access - is based on UMTS to achieve but significantly higher transmission rates in the transfer of Mobilfunkmast to the terminal. The practically achievable data rate is currently at 1.4 Mb / s. Through technological improvements, it gradually to 5.1 Mbit / s rise. (more on blogs KNOW)


General Packet Radio Service - this standard decomposed data at stations in individual packages, it transmits gestückelt and puts them back together at the receiver. By bundling multiple transmission channels is theoretically a transfer rate of up to 171.2 kbit / s possible. In practical operation, it is usually 55.6 kbit / s - so slow modems were in the days before DSL. (more on blogs KNOW)


Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution - technology to increase the rate of data transmission in GSM mobile networks. Through more efficient modulation techniques will be the sum of up to 384 kbit / s can be achieved - is the UMTS speed. Edge has been introduced in 75 countries. (more on blogs KNOW)


The WiMax technology includes several standards for data on different radio frequencies. Some WiMax standards need a visual connection between the transmitter and receiver, other signals can also penetrate walls. Tests WiMax will have data transfer rates of more than 100 Mbit / s have achieved. Hermann Lipfert, an expert in wireless networks at the Munich Institute for Broadcasting Technology (IRT) estimates that in a regular-WiMax wireless cell Tranferraten of 50 Mbps are realistic - under ideal conditions and application of all currently available technical tricks. This range would need to be as UMTS all users share in the respective cell line. (more on blogs KNOW)


The DVB-T standard regulates the distribution of digital television signals via radio. The DVB standard is also designed to Internet content to transfer - in the frequency range of a single analogue television channel (around 7 MHz) match but just 13 megabits per second into it. If a single radio station that is 20 users hanging around the same time, a file download attempt, it is already close - the data for each user would be less than one Mbit / s, ie lower than the cheapest DSL connections that are currently on offer are. "The biggest risk for this technology is, by the presence overtaken," said Sven Hansen from the computer magazine c't. Applying the content over DVB, which also goes in only one direction - just like watching TV. The back channel will be produced by other means, such as through a conventional telephone line. Mouse clicks on the browser went with this method over the phone line to the provider, the requested pages would then by the DVB broadcasting stat!
ion back to the receiver gefunkt. This is cumbersome - and slow. (more on blogs KNOW)


Long Term Evolution is the name that a number of mobile phone companies an additional standard of the fourth generation mobile phone has been given. LTE is basically an evolution of UMTS - but requires completely new hardware, including new broadcasting stations. LTE competes with the WiMax standard to the market leadership in the mobile Internet of the future - between the two standards may be a new format war. LTE has been estimated by experts to WiMax, however, about two years behind in terms of technological development. (More at blogs KNOW)

Is clear: As long as you're in the range of its G1 provider resides in Germany, so the network of T-Mobile, is the close link of the Internet G1 a great thing. E-mails sent to the mobile phone connected with the Gmail account are sent via land Push Mail seconds on the screen. The BlackBerry is feeling.

E-mail accounts from other providers in the traditional way can be requested. The interaction with some of the test based on the accounts, however, not worked smoothly, there have been repeated connection errors.

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