I have felt, touched and used the Google G1.
Here’s the proof…
First impressions? Well I am impressed.
The web browsing experience is very nice, same kind of touch interface as the iPhone, but with the addition of a scroll wheel which means you don’t need to use your finger unless you want to.
The keyboard is quite small, but looks quite usable and certainly more usable than the numeric keypad of phones like the Nokia N95.
The camera works as would be expected from a cameraphone, I did think that the quality could have been better, but the iPhone and N95 are just as “bad” so it’s not really a disadvanatage.
It was only a quick hands on, so didn’t have a chance to try other features or applications.
It will be in the shops in the UK on the 1st November, and for new customers will be free on £40 per month contracts, on cheaper contracts you will need to pay for the phone.
For existing customers (ie me) a different story depending on your contract, where you are in that contract and how much you pay per month.
It is different to the iPhone, but I am seriously considering getting one now.