I see all those new android phones come out with faster hardware and better camera, but no real keyboard and other deficiencies…
After having lived with the shortcomings of the G1 and comparing to that for a while, I feel that I really just want a hardware-refresh of the existing G1 phone and not the new droid nor the N1.
I want to have the faster cpu, more RAM, better camera (led flash, light sensitivity) and faster USB read speed (12MB/s instead of 5MB/s) of the N1 but I do not want to give up the hardware keyboard of the G1, the hardware buttons of the G1 (accept call/home/back/hangup). I actually love the slide-out keyboard design, it allows me to switch to real typing mode real fast.
The droid hardware keyboard is a joke, it is worse than the on-screen keyboard in terms of accuracy.
I love htc’s special usb cable that allows me to connect any headphone as well as my car stereo to it, with a microphone on the connector plus a button that allows me to skip mp3 songs and accept calls mostly hands-free while driving.
The G1 is a pretty good smartphone, just the cpu and ram deficiency makes it painfully slow.
I even like the form-factor, fits well in my pocket.
Can I just get a hardware refresh instead of a new broken design please?