Throwback unboxing: HTC Dream/G1 (Video)

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Earlier this month, we brought you a sentimental look back at the little platform that couldn’t with our Palm Pre unboxing. This week, the Pocketnow Throwback series continues with another pivotal device from smartphone history: the HTC Dream/HTC G1. This unique side-sliding QWERTY communicator was the first commercially-available device to run the then-new Android platform in the fall of 2008, and beneath its robust and utilitarian exterior lay hints of the greatness that was to come.

We’ll get into that in our full Throwback Review video, coming shortly. For now, tune in as we unbox what appears to be a factory-refurbished or at least repackaged T-Mobile G1, giving it a first boot despite the obvious misspellings on what appears to be a third-party battery (it hasn’t burned down the office yet, so we’re pretty sure it’s safe). And make sure and stay tuned to the end of the video for instructions on how to get your own voice heard in our Throwback Review coming later today! Until then, enjoy our HTC G1 unboxing:

 

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Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher has followed the world of mobile technology for over ten years as hobbyist, retailer, and reviewer. A lengthy stint as a Sprint Nextel employee and a long-time devotion to webOS have cemented his love for the underdog platforms of the world. In addition to serving as Pocketnow's Reviews Editor, Michael is a stage, screen, and voice actor, as well as co-founder of a profitable YouTube-based business. He lives in Boston, MA.Read more about Michael Fisher!