September 25, 2008
Has the T-Mobile G1 Brand Name Become a Nightmare?
As you probably already know, the T-Mobile G1 smartphone started out with the code name the Dream.
Seems like the G1 dream has become more of a nightmare in terms of product naming.
I then thought to myself, gee, might it be called the G1 because of the 1-GB limit? Maybe so, maybe not, but T-Mobile has rescinded the 1-GB limit, so I wonder if they will now call this phone the G1 Unlimited or the G1 Plus.
It is probably very unlikely that the G1 referred to the 1-GB limit, but I'm also reminded of another reason G1 is such a poor name. The G1 phone runs on the G3 network, which only adds to the aforementioned confusion.
At the risk of sounding self-serving, and I don't mean to be, my guess is that the G1 name was lobbied for by the T-Mobile engineers who worked on it.
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