Wireless carrier T-Mobile USA has just confirmed that the much expected T-Mobile G2 with Google, it first Android-based mobile phone to pack support for HSPA+ connectivity, will land on the market sometime in September.The new device, exclusively available in the United States on T-Mobile's airwaves, is expected to become available for pre-order only for existing T-Mobile users and in limited quantities later during this month.
The T-Mobile G2 comes to the market with a large 3.7-inch screen complemented by a sliding full QWERTY keyboard, while offering support for 4G speeds on the carrier's HSPA+ network.
The features list of G2 includes:
Dedicated Quick Keys for one-touch access to your favorite Google shortcuts and applications
- Adobe FlashPlayer enabled Web browsing experience
- Pinch and zoom functionality for Web browsing and photo gallery
- 4GB internal memory with pre-installed 8GB micro SD card, with support for up to 32 GB of external memory
- Built-in 3.5mm headphone jack, stereo headset and Bluetooth support
- Swype text input for fast, accurate communication
“The G2 breaks new ground as the first smartphone specifically designed for T-Mobile’s new HSPA+ network, which covers 100 million Americans in more than 55 major metropolitan areas across the country,” the wireless carrier announced.
The new mobile phone has been developed so as to offer users the possibility to download various files or to browse the Internet at enhanced speeds.
It is powered by Google's Android 2.2 operating system, and it offers seven customizable home screen panels, among which we can count a dedicated panel with one-click access to various Google apps and services, including the Android Market.
The handset packs a Snapdragon MSM7230 processor clocked in at 800 Mhz, and a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, auto focus and HD (720p) video recording.
“Now, with the launch of the T-Mobile G2, we are re-teaming with our partners at Google and HTC to provide T-Mobile customers with another first — the first Android smartphone designed to deliver 4G speeds on our new network,” Cole Brodman, chief technology and innovation officer, T-Mobile USA, said.
“Two years ago, HTC and T-Mobile worked together to deliver the world’s first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1. From that start, Android has grown to be the leading smartphone platform in the U.S., and one of the most popular globally,” said Peter Chou, chief executive officer, HTC Corporation.
“With today’s announcement of the G2, HTC and T-Mobile are once again bringing a breakthrough Android product to market.”
The T-Mobile G2 comes integrated with various Google services and apps, including Google Voice and Voice Actions from Google, or Google Goggles, Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Places and Navigation, YouTube, Google Talk and Google Earth, among others.