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General Does the US and the UK G1 have the same hardware ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by moxfulder, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. moxfulder

    moxfulder New Member
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    Hi there,

    I go to NYC in 1 week and I'd like to buy a G1 to use in Europe. I want to buy it contract less, so 399$ before taxes. I had a confirmation through a T-Mobile customer care agent that I could ask for an unlock code right after purchase the device.

    I just want to know if it will work in Europe, on HSDPA network. I guess if the G1 UK works, it will also work in my country so, if the UK hardware is the same as the US hardware, no worry :)

    Thanks
     

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  2. N3TWORK BURN3R

    N3TWORK BURN3R Well-Known Member
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    They have a few key differences. One is the keyboard...they get a glossy keyboard backplate, where we have a dull black. It may sound dumb, but the build quality looks much better for the UK than the US phones. But thats just based off pictures.
     
  3. dkaufman1

    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member
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    Network Burner - did you get your brown one yet? I am curious if the build of the brown is better than the black with the creaks.
     
  4. N3TWORK BURN3R

    N3TWORK BURN3R Well-Known Member
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    2 of my friends have a brown one and its MUCH better build than the black one. I am receiving my second G1 (my gfs actually) and its brown on Wednesday.
     
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