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T-Mobile G2 Confirmed, Captured On Camera

Andy Vandervell

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T-Mobile G2 Confirmed, Captured On Camera

Remember the T-Mobile G1? It was the first Android phone to be released, and didn't prove a particularly auspicious start as it happens. That hasn't prevented T-Mobile, Google and HTC going at it again, however, this time confirming the release of its overdue successor, the G2.

Like its predecessor, the G2 is a touchscreen smartphone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Thankfully the awkward lip-design has been banished and replaced by a more conventional flip-out mechanism. That much was revealed by some shots leaked to Engadget, which also revealed the presence of a smart brushed metal back.

At the moment this is just a US release as the most significant feature of the G2 is its support for the T-Mobile USA 4G (HSPA+) network. Other notable features include a 800MHz Qualcomm processor, a 3.7-inch screen, 4GB of internal memory (an 8GB microSD card will also be bundled), a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, and the ability to play 720p video.

Naturally it will be shipping with the latest version of Android, 2.2 (Froyo), which also means the G2 supports Flash 10.1. There's no word on international releases as yet, but surely it's only a matter of time - even if it means no 4G where it's not available.

Via: Engadget

Matt G Baish

September 9, 2010, 4:13 pm

Currently, rumoured to be internationally released as the Desire-Z (Possibly announced at the HTC Press Event next Wed 15th Sept 2010).





Also note that the 800MHz processor will not necessarily be slower than the 1GHz processors found in the Desire/Nexus One/Samsung Galaxy etc. thanks to a beefed up GPU.





Also note that this is allegedly going to be a vanilla Android device (so no 3rd party skinning, though the `Desire-Z` may well have HTC Sense) - although probably still get a load of uninstallable Cr@pware from T-Mobile :(

ThaDon

September 9, 2010, 4:16 pm

I know it sounds really greedy, but





"Other notable features include a 800MHz Qualcomm processor" put me off when read after hearing that the same company is getting ready to churn out 1.5GHz dual-cores haha.. 800MHz just seems so 'Blackberry Torch' (i know the torch has even less, but!!!!..)

dave

September 9, 2010, 4:31 pm

As soon as it goes sim free in the uk I'll be saying goodbye to my nexus one

Matt G Baish

September 9, 2010, 4:53 pm

Currently, rumoured to be internationally released as the Desire-Z (Possibly announced at the HTC Press Event next Wed 15th Sept 2010).





Also note that the 800MHz processor will not necessarily be slower than the 1GHz processors found in the Desire/Nexus One/Samsung Galaxy etc. thanks to a beefed up GPU.





Also note that this is allegedly going to be a vanilla Android device (so no 3rd party skinning, though the `Desire-Z` may well have HTC Sense) - although probably still get a load of uninstallable Cr@pware from T-Mobile :(





(Feel free to delete if dupe - can`t remember if I submitted or not :S, soz)

Matt G Baish

September 9, 2010, 6:06 pm

@TR oops sorry - please delete my dupe! :)





@dave - ditto my 'try out Android' Tattoo is for recycling (aka give to the missus :))

Matt G Baish

September 9, 2010, 6:09 pm

@ThaDon - they also have 2.5GHz Quad-core on the roadmap for 2012/13. That's the problem with progress - you gotta jump at some point! ;)

Runadumb

September 9, 2010, 11:43 pm

@Dave why would you "upgrade" to such a similarly spec'd phone? Seems a waste.





I hope google rethinks not doing a Nexus 2. Although their online support is pathetic theres much to be said for a device that is straight from the developer of the OS. The Nexus one is far from perfect but I can't think of a single device out right now I would choose over it. That will probably change the moment Tegra 2 and Orion phones hit the market :)

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