So yesterday, I had it with my T-Mobile G1 problems. Starting a few days ago, my touchscreen went haywire. Throughout the day, my touchscreen would malfunction at random times. Some of the problems I was having was:
- Touchscreen not being responsive
- Device touching points on the screen when left alone
I tried rebooting the phone immediately after the problems in case it was memory related but still no fix. The only fix was either tapping the screen multiple times at different places and hope that it starts functioning normally or just trying it out a few hours later. I ended up having to settle with the scroll ball to help me navigate.
So I decided to call T-Mobile about the problem and they’re sending a replacement (how nice). As soon as I get it, I plan on reselling it. Luckily, the replacement will be in lik-new condition allowing me to resell at a higher value =). As a replacement phone, I was grabbed a Blackberry 8900 for only $220 ($350 on Ebay). It’s got some minor scratches around the edges but for that price, it was a bargain. After playing with my new BB, I’m happy. I got Google Sync on it to sync my Google Contacts and Calendar, which was one of my reasons for getting the G1. Other reasons include:
- I can type with 1 hand again
- I can type while driving
- I don’t have to recharge 2x a day
- I don’t get the “is that a sidekick?”
I’m so glad I got rid of my black brick (G1). I realize now that I was in denial because I was excited to get the G1 and never could admit that it looked ugly. Sorry G1, you’re bugly!