GPhone 10 Percent Cheaper, Uglier Than iPhone

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    Berklee College of Music
    I think it's kind of to be expected. I'm getting an iPhone anyways, but if I wasn't, I'd perhaps take a look at this phone, atleast for a test drive, to see how nice it actually is to use.
  3. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
  4. Kwill macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2003
    Sounds like a backhanded compliment. If someone said you are 10% uglier than John Stamos or Halle Barry would you be flattered? :D
  5. plan4 macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2008
  6. cloudnine macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    *snort* Haha... I was thinking the same thing. :D
  7. deriko100 macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2008
    New York
    Its not that bad the black one looks cool, but the android platform ruins it it looks like a clunky japanese UI.
  8. happydude macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2006
    a gasping dying planet
    one of my coworks just bought the gphone or whatever it's being called. same one shown in the link. it's ugly and i'm not impressed. he likes it. he can also copy and paste. wow, what year is it, 2001? such revolutionary features!!
  9. funnyent macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2007
    the way it navigates doesn't look good at all. and the screen/keyboard is ugly. i'm sticking with my iPhone! :apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:
  10. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    The Android platform, no doubt, will evolve. It still has remnants of the Windows Mobile look. The iPhone looks like a mini computer and the ability to access the web (like real web pages) the Android phone gave me the impression it dumbed each web page down.
  11. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I just heard from someone who got a GPhone (I only looked at it briefly) that he likes his iPod Touch a lot better. (And someone else chimed in with the same thing about his Blackberry vs. his Touch!)
  12. ecompuplus macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2008
    Yeah, I think that the iphone looks much better. Looks too fragile.
  13. joshcali macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    no, it's only 10% cheaper...
    "10% cheaper, uglier than iPhone" means the 10% is just for price. Ugliness has no bounds...
  14. robro182 macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2007
    gphone is android

    I happened to be an mobile app developer (no shameless plug here) but we have remember that the GPhone is a device and android is the software.

    Let's pretend for a moment Android running on the sexy iPhone 3G. Honestly, if I wanted "open" I would take the Apple OS and jailbreak it. Same stability and a much better development environment.

    Google likes to build half-ass "frameworks" that do little more than save a few shameless hours of plugging away, where Apple builds a foundation and frameworks that allow developer to focus on function rather than form.

    Android reminds me of my old Sparc station I had back in college. Apple constantly reminds me that I have yet to see everything.
  15. Sayer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    The Gphone is ugly. It looks like an original Palm Pilot w/slideout keyboard. The ads rip off the "nagging" question ads. And the G1 ad is blatantly misleading as it shows the G1 playing video in a video playing app, which is not included in the phone at all. You have to go get a video player off the app store.
  16. Muncher macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2007
    I have wanted to try the android OS. I don't think it should be associated with the G1, which isn't the best looking of phones (I've seen much worse, but still). Comparing the design directly to the iPhone isn't fair, because Apple is the only company, especially in the current economical environment, willing to try a design that is "untested" in the marketplace. Besides, patents can cripple any company that does want to do so (not that patents don't have their place; I'm sort of biased because patents screwed my grandfather big time - think billions).

    I don't expect that Google would release anything less than a solid OS.
  17. nxent macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2004
    my girlfriend told me she wanted to get the gphone. did i say 'girlfriend?' i meant 'ex-girlfriend'...
  18. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    GPhone 10 Percent Cheaper, 50% Uglier Than iPhone

    Ultimately, there will be other reiterations of the Google Android Platform; from the little I've followed in a few years someone will do a beautiful job.
  19. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Also, my sentiments... LOL :D
  20. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    so i had a chance to play with one at best buy. and people are like "OMG, it has a keyboard...typing is so much easier". it's not. I am so used to my iphone keyboard and i can type so fast that using a slider keyboard so slow. clunky and inefficient. Also, makes the phone ALOT THICKER.

    1000000 attempts. 9999999 fails

    Iphone 3g baby.

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