The guys over at Japanese site Tech-On have discovered what makes a G1 tick, shake, and connect by taking one to pieces. Inside they found a pair of vibration motors, a sneaky antenna, and the same trackball that is used in RIM’s BlackBerries.
The engineers were impressed by the construction of the keyboard, and the creative placement of the antenna but were concerned about the strength of the plastic that connects the screen to the main unit.
Opening the G1 was very difficult, involving a team of engineers and threaded screws so please don’t try this one at home. We’ve put some of the gory photos below for you to check out. The full gallery is available at the Tech-On website.