Seeing how the T-Mobile G1 with Google is supposed to be a consumer-minded smartphone, it’s awfully strange to find that there is nary a headset jack in sight. HTC didn’t even equip the Dream G1 with a 2.5mm jack, opting instead to only provide us with a miniUSB port. I hate adapters.
The T-Mobile G1 has a built-in music player and it will be integrated with the Amazon MP3 store, so it’s clear that we’re supposed to enjoy some tunes on this thing. You can’t expect me to only listen through the speaker or through USB-adapted headphones, do you? Adding insult to injury, the G1 doesn’t come with video support out of the box. That’s just unacceptable.
I sincerely hope that future smartphones powered by Google Android come with a standard 2.5mm or 3.5mm connection. The iPhone can do it. Why can’t you, HTC?