Did they have any usability people working on the G1 software?
Here’s a lovely one. There’s a big red button on the phone with a power symbol. When the phone is “asleep” (the screen is off) this, or any of the other buttons, wakes it up (and you press Menu to complete the unlocking). But of course, you get used to pressing that one, because it’s the Power button, right?
The button behaves that way at any time when the phone screen is dark. Any time, that is, apart from when you are on a call, when if the screen is dark and you press it, it wakes the phone up as you expect… – and ends the call without warning. Brilliant. I’ve cut several important calls off this way already.
Without much effort, I could come up with a list of 30 other G1 interaction design horrors. 15 of which would involve the Calendar.