T-Mobile G2 Android HSPA+ smartphone gets teasingly official

Aug 18, 2010
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T-Mobile USA has just pinged us to flag up their latest teaser site, for the new T-Mobile G2.  Billed as the network's first HSPA+ smartphone - which T-Mobile reckon will deliver speeds on a par with 4G rivals - there's scant detail as to the identity or specifications of the G2 itself, but we're guessing it's the HTC-made QWERTY slider previously known as the HTC Vision or T-Mobile G1 Blaze.

That would certainly fit in with T-Mobile's suggestion that the G2 with Google will be the "successor" to the T-Mobile G1, the first Android device on the market and which used a hardware QWERTY keyboard itself.  However, recent leaks have tipped a number of T-Mobile phones running Android, so we'll have to wait until the carrier makes things official to know for sure.

It shouldn't be too long a wait, though; we're told there'll be more news "in the coming weeks".  T-Mobile are also promising early access to the G2 to existing subscribers.

Statement

T-Mobile is proud to have launched the world’s first Android-powered phone, the T-Mobile G1, which captured the imagination of developers and consumers alike nearly two years ago. Now, we are readying its successor - the T-Mobile G2 with Google. Delivering tight integration with Google services, the G2 will break new ground as the first smartphone specifically designed for our advanced HSPA+ network, which delivers today’s available 4G speeds. In the coming weeks we’ll share more details about the G2, including information on how current T-Mobile customers can get exclusive first access. Visit http://g2.t-mobile.com to register for updates.


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