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.
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.