T-Mobile G1 User's Guide Leaked: 40 Shots of Scrambled UI

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When a tipster passed us the link to T-Mo's G1 User Guide quick-start guide and I read over the 48-page PDF, the first thing I noticed was a misspelling of Google as "Goggle." The second thing I noticed was that when I do end up checking out the phone, I'm definitely going to need the "Getting Started" guide—things seem quite overly complicated. Come, take a look at the interface decisions made by the designers, and judge for yourself. As you can see, there are so many new things to learn just to perform standard phone functions, and as Jesus warned, it's done inconsistently from music player to web browser to email to quick dial. As far as functionality goes, the manual didn't contain any surprises. I was annoyed not to see any mention of the camera or photo gallery, nor any kind of video playback, even though the phone is capable of all that. (I also didn't see any of the business-friendly features (VPN, for one) that I presumed were absent based on our initial flyover.) The good news is, they fixed the clock. You can download the G1 User's Guide PDF here, but first, skim through the screen and product shots below, and tell us what you think. [T-Mobile G1 - Thanks Shiron!]

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Ozzie, The Last Hairbender

Gizmodo is stepping up it's hating game. If only I could go back in time and recover the six hours I stood in that friggin line to get the iPhone. I call it "the iPhone" and not "my iPhone" because Steve Jobs & co. have more say on what I can use it for than I do.

Of course, I need a hands on before I can say anything positive about Android beyond overall approval of the concept.

When my contract expires (what is that, two years? dang!) I really think this is the route I will be taking. By then some really nice skinning apps should be available for a wide variety of Android phones.

I, like most Gizmodo readers, am at least somewhat technically inclined. I doubt that learning the ins and outs of this OS will be all that challenging. Stop being such drama queens.