Near the beginning of my freshmen year of college, I decided to get an Android Dev Phone 1 — the unlocked, developer version of the HTC Dream. It was super-expensive, it couldn’t use 3G on AT&T bands, it was slow and had no touch-screen keyboard (which was unusable even when it was added), but it was mine. I loved the phone. I never really developed for it, because I didn’t know nearly as much about Java as I thought I did. I eventually decided to put a custom ROM on it, which was more difficult than I had hoped. There was a bug in the phone that “unrooted” my developer phone. I don’t quite recall the reasons, but it was annoying.