The G1 and the BlackBerry Curve 8900 are comparable phones offered in the US via T-Mobile (the Blackberry is also offered via AT&T). Both phones have similar features and capabilities including a QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, music player and GPS support. While the BlackBerry Curve supports video recording, a headphone jack and a larger screen, the G1 offers a touch screen, Android operating system, polyphonic ringtones and support for streaming YouTube videos.

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HTC G1 versus Research In Motion BlackBerry Curve 8900 comparison chart
Edit this comparison chartHTC G1Research In Motion BlackBerry Curve 8900
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Weight 5.6 oz (159 g) 3.87 oz (110 g)
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP 1.5, (A2DP, AVRC) version 2.0+EDR / A2DP, AVRC with software update Supported Profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, DUN, (OPP,) SAP, PBA, A2DP, AVRC version 2.0
Camera Resolution: 3+ megapixel auto-focus Resolution: 3+ megapixel auto-focus, LED flash, image stabilization
Dimensions 4.62" x 2.19" x 0.67" (117 x 56 x 17 mm) 4.29" x 2.36" x 0.53" (109 x 60 x 13.5 mm)
E-mail client Protocols Supported: POP3, IMAP push email
Memory card slot microSD (TransFlash) 1 GB card included / supports up to 8 GB microSD (TransFlash)
Browser Google Android (based on WebKit) with Google Gears Yes
Speakerphone Full-duplex Yes
Voice dialing Speaker-independent (automatic) Speaker-independent (automatic)
Flashlight No No
Ruggedized No No
Digital TTY/TDD No Yes
External Display No No
Polyphonic Ringtones Chords: 40 No
Ringer Profiles No Yes
USB mini-USB connector Yes
Picture ID Yes Yes
Ringer ID Yes Yes
Touch Screen Primary input method: Finger capacitive No
Hard Drive No No
MMS Yes Yes
FM Radio No No
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) No Yes
Music Player Supported Formats: MP3, M4A, AMR, WMA, MIDI, WAV, OGG Vorbis does not support DRM Supported Formats: WAV, MIDI, AMR-NB, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA9/10
Stereo Speakers No No
Live TV No No
PictBridge No No
Streaming Video Protocol: YouTube plus 3rd-party apps No
Video Capture No up to 480 x 352 pixel resolution
Alarm Yes with bedside clock mode
Calculator Yes Yes
Calendar Yes Yes
SyncML No No
To-Do List No Yes
Games Yes Yes
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) No No
Push-To-Talk No No
Wireless Carrier T-Mobile AT&T T-Mobile
Networks GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 WCDMA 1700 / WCDMA 2100 GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900
Physical design Slide Internal Antenna Bar Internal Antenna
GPS A-GPS supports LBS, includes Google Maps with Street View supports LBS (BlackBerry Maps)
Supports enlarging text No yes
Languages supported English only Some versions support multiple languages
Vibrate mode Yes Yes
Text messaging (SMS) 2-Way: Yes Yes
Side buttons volume on left / camera on right Yes
Picture messaging No No
Voice recorder No Yes
Operating System Android Proprietary
Infrared No No
Data network Technology: HSDPA 7.2 Technology: EDGE
Auto-complete suggestions for text No No
Wi-Fi support Version(s): 802.11 b,g Version(s): 802.11 b/g supports WPA, WPA2, UMA
Java support Yes Yes
Keyboard Layout: QWERTY Layout: QWERTY backlit
Battery Information 1150 mAh LiIon 1400 mAh LiIon
Estimated Battery Life (Talk time) 5.8 hours max. (350 minutes) 5.5 hours max. (330 minutes)
Estimated Battery Life (Standby) 402 hours max. (16.8 days) WCDMA mode 360 hours max. (15 days)
Screen Type LCD (Color TFT/TFD) LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Screen Resolution 320 x 480 pixels 480 x 360 pixels
Screen Colors 65,536 (16-bit) with color dithering 65,536 (16-bit)
Screen size 3.2" diagonal 2.4" diagonal

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