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Verizon bashes the T-Mobile G1

November 3, 2008 | by Robert Nelson

Android, Android Phones, Carriers, HTC

Verizon bashes the T-Mobile G1

Verizon has recently prepared some “fact sheets” that seem to be aimed at teaching their reps just how bad the T-Mobile G1 is supposed to be. Of course this comes with little surprise, after all this is not the first time that one mobile carrier has gone after another with a smear campaign, either internally or publicly. It is however always fun to see, even funnier when they seem to be mentioning facts that have been pretty well known already.

In this case they are pointing out the current lack of 3G coverave, lack of audible turn-by-turn directions or re-routing, lack of stereo Bluetooth and the lack of wireless sync and Exchange support. The one item that they have listed that really bugs me is the limited amount of internal memory available for apps, but even still I am not really sure that would convince me not to own a G1.

Overall, it is safe to say that a decent amount of these bad points will eventually be corrected with future updates and new apps. I always wonder just how often a Verizon (or other carrier) rep would be able to convince a potential customer to make a purchase or not make a purchase based on these types of campaigns. Keep reading to check out the leaked Verizon docs that list all the points.

[Engadget Mobile]

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