G1 Teardown Reveals Dupe of Blackberry Trackball, Twin Vibrators

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The guys over at TechOn weren't content to merely handle the G1 Android phone—they wanted to play with its innards too. There was an immediate snag: two chassis screws wouldn't undo, so they had to force the casing. Once inside though, the phone revealed itself to be the standard messy circuitry and wire-looms affair, with a couple of minor surprises. First, the trackball module is the same part that RIM uses in Blackberrys; and second, the phone comes with two vibrator motors, one in the screen half, one in the keyboard module. Maybe HTC's engineers like a bit of buzzin' action? Those into cellphone-guts porn will enjoy the gallery below, and can check out the TechOn link for the full teardown with videos. [TechOn]