G2

G2 “Temporary Root” Available now

Just as the device started hitting door steps, the T-Mobile G2 has been rooted. With a phone that was shipped with a stock version of Android 2.2, it comes as no surprise that the device wasn’t too hard to root. But, at least for now, there is only one issue - it’s not permanent.

Early T-Mobile G2 hardware issues, Missing storage, loose hinges [Video]

The highly anticipated T-Mobile G2 is making it’s way into eager customers hands. However, it’s not all good news. Early reports from a few close with the device have noticed that their devices have shipped with hinges that are not fully attached, and even - in some reports - their devices are not shipping with the correct amount of storage. The hinge problem may not be directly annoying in everyday use of the phone, but it could be unsettling knowing your phone is not as solid as you would expect it to be. The real issue here is the hinge is especially loose and the screen is hanging when the phone is held upside down, as seen in the image above. A more practical annoying fault of this issue is when you’re holding the phone at some angles, the screen will snap shut. The second issue involves the storage shipping inside the devices not being what users have actually ordered. In some cases shipped G2 that are said to contain 4GB of internal storage and were clocking in with a total of 2GB. We, as well, have no idea how such a mix up would happen but we expect either exchanges for customers made available or a larger microSD card to compensate for the storage loss. More on this issue will definitely be coming in the coming days. To our forum members who have ordered a G2, are you experiencing any issues? Let us know in the comment section below! [Via Engadget]

T-Mobile G2 preorder begins for existing subscribers

One of the T-Mobile USA faithful and keen to get your hands on the carrier's new T-Mobile G2?  The good news is that, as expected, the HTC-made smartphone has gone up for preorder for existing T-Mobile customers. $199.99 gets you the G2 - or at least an order form showing that you've paid for one - and delivery is expected to take place by October 6th, the same day that the Android smartphone goes on sale generally.  Of course, you could get it a little earlier (we're hearing talk that T-Mobile are targeting the end of September for the start of customer deliveries) giving you a week or so of preening in front of your jealous (or simply uninterested) friends.

T-Mobile G2 open for pre-orders tomorrow, available October 6th

According to a screenshot of the internal product page for the G2, it appears as if it will be ready to pre-order starting tomorrow, with shipment and availability beginning on October 6th. The pre-order process, available only to existing customers for now, will run until the 4th of October. T-Mobile employees may also pre-order the much hyped device starting tonight at midnight, however, no word yet on how many will be initially available. The internal site reads: From September 24 through October 4, existing T-Mobile customers will be given the exclusive opportunity to pre-order the T-Mobile G2 with Google at select T-Mobile retail stores, through Care upgrades, and online at http://G2.t-mobile.com. A limited number of G2 smartphones will also be available for employees to pre-order on My T-Mobile. The G2 is scheduled to be available to all customers at select T-Mobile retail stores, Care upgrades, select retail partner locations and online on October 6. The G2 is the successor to the insanely popular first Android phone the G1. Bringing features such as HSPA+, 5-megapixel camera, Android 2.2, Qualcomm MSM 7230 clocked at 800 MHz, GPS, and Bluetooth, the G2 already seems to be a very powerful upgrade. [Via TMONews]

T-Mobile G2 coming to Radio Shack for $149.99

This past weekend Radio Shack has posted on their Twitter that they will start offering the T-Mobile G2 for $149.99, $50 less than retail. The G2 is the much anticipated successor to the G1, the first official Android device which shipped all way the back in 2008, and is the first phone in the United States to include HSPA+.

T-Mobile G2 gets $199.99 price tag and release date courtesy of Best Buy

One thing missing yesterday from T-Mobile USA’s announcement of the T-Mobile G2 was the price point (and release date) of the much anticipated Android 2.2 Froyo device. Luckily for us, Best Buy’s press release has confirmed that the G2 will be up for preorder today starting at $199 with a new two-year agreement. The preorders will start shipping on October 6th.

myTouch Slide Shows Up In RadioShack Systems

So far in the world of Android, the myTouch has been the most popular series of devices on the market. There are 3 versions available now including the hot “Fender Edition”. Soon, this slider will join the myTouch ranks at T-Mobile.

Leaked 2.1 Update For The Hero

A member of the xda-developers forum called yrreP claims to have received an email at work that outlines the schedule of the Android 2.1 update to the HTC Hero/T-Mobile G2. Most readers of this article seem to believe that it is true.
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