T-Mobile G2 Gingerbread by Summer

That's right, the phone that yours truly holds in his heart as one of the all-time greatest Android experiences will be grabbing a bit of the ol' cookie inside the second quarter of this year. News comes in from over at ComputerWorld where JR Raphael reports he's been speaking with an official HTC representative who's tipped him off on the real-deal upgrade. Now we've just got to wait for Ice Cream, right?

T-Mobile G2 Now Only $49.99

Coming along with the holiday season is the wide range of amazing sales we get, and Android devices have been the focus of sales, as the operating system is expected to grow substantially over the last bit of 2010. Following this trend, T-Mobile is now offering up the HTC G2 for a mere $49.99. The deal is currently only available online and, if you order before December 20th at 2 PM PT, T-Mobile will throw in free overnight shipping! This is a fantastic deal that will land you with one of the most powerful Android devices, plus it utilizes T-Mobile's 4G network. [Via TmoNews]

T-Mobile G2 Now Available From Amazon for $79.99

It's no secret now that Amazon has a thing for discounting things. And when it comes to smartphones, especially the anticipated ones that everyone wants to touch, it's always a good thing to see that the digital retailer is knocking off the price. This time around, it's the T-Mobile G2, and it's getting quite the price drop courtesy of Amazon.

T-Mobile G2 Shown Off in Pair of HTC Commercials

If you've been waiting to see HTC show off the T-Mobile G2 in some of their commercials, you don't have to wait any longer. Just as the other advertisements have been, the point of the ad is not to highlight every single feature of the device, but to narrow it down to a wide variety of them, and show them in action. Even just a glimpse of the calendar, or the messaging app, and the slide-out physical keyboard, all go a long way to showcase the strengths of the device.

Android Community Week In Review – Week 39 2010

It has been another busy week for Android Community, and it’s fans. This week marked the launch of the official R2-D2 Droid, Android’s appeal was measured via a market survey, the much anticipated T-Mobile G2 being launched, and some issues with the G2.

T-Mobile G2 specs get detailed by HTC

The T-Mobile G2 has gained an HTC product page, and as such a full run-down of its specifications - which so far the carrier itself has proved reluctant to reveal.  We now know for sure that the G2 does indeed use Qualcomm's 800MHz MSM7230 processor, along with 4GB ROM, 512 MB RAM, GPS/aGPS and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash. The standard battery is a 1,300mAh pack which HTC reckon would be good for up to 400 minutes of WCDMA talktime or up to 590 minutes of GSM.  Meanwhile standby would be up to 430 hours for WCDMA or up to 430 hours for GSM.  The whole thing measures in at 119mm (L) x 60.4mm (W) x 14.16mm (T), and weighs 180g with battery pack. [Thanks Cooper!]

HTC’s T-Mobile G2 debuts: QWERTY, 800MHz and HSPA+

T-Mobile USA has officially taken the wraps off of the T-Mobile G2, its follow-up to the original G1.  On sale later this month - albeit in "limited quantities" - the G2 is roughly based on the Desire, with a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen and 5-megapixel camera.  However it uses an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 chipset with HSPA+ support for high-speed connectivity. There's also a QWERTY keyboard with an unusual hinge design, a number of dedicated Google app shortcuts, and an unskinned copy of Android 2.2 Froyo.  That includes Flash support and Voice Actions.  Internal storage is 4GB, paired with an 8GB microSD card in the box. The T-Mobile G2 will be available later in September, price tba. Press Release: Introducing the T-Mobile G2 with Google — the First Smartphone Delivering 4G Speeds on T-Mobile’s Super-Fast HSPA+ Network T-Mobile, Google and HTC re-team to deliver the groundbreaking successor to the T-Mobile G1; Exclusive preorder for current T-Mobile customers begins later this month BELLEVUE, Wash. — Sept. 9, 2010 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. today unveiled the T-Mobile® G2™ with Google™, delivering downloads at 4G speeds1, a blazing fast web browsing experience and tight integration with Google services. The G2 breaks new ground as the first smartphone specifically designed for T-Mobile’s new HSPA+ network2, which covers 100 million Americans in more than 55 major metropolitan areas across the country. The G2 is an ultra-powerful smartphone designed by HTC and is the highly anticipated successor to the T-Mobile G1, the world’s first Android™-powered mobile phone, pairing a large 3.7-inch screen with a unique hinge design that opens to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. Current T-Mobile customers will get exclusive access to preorder the G2 starting later this month. “T-Mobile ignited the spark that set the Android world ablaze two years ago with the launch of the world’s first Android-powered mobile phone, the T-Mobile G1, which remains an important milestone for both T-Mobile and the Android operating system,” said Cole Brodman, chief technology and innovation officer, T-Mobile USA. “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.” “One of the advantages of an open platform is the opportunity for developers to create rich mobile experiences and seamlessly get those experiences into the hands of consumers,” said Andy Rubin, vice president, engineering, Google. “From new services, such as Voice Actions, to mobile applications, developer-led Android innovation is flourishing. On Android Market alone, the number of applications available to consumers has grown from just 50 applications two years ago to more than 80,000 applications today.” “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 first smartphone specifically designed to deliver 4G speeds on T-Mobile’s new HSPA+ network, the G2 is optimized for performance to provide customers with blazing fast access to a world of information through websites, applications, videos, file downloads and more. Built on Android 2.2, the G2 offers seven customizable home screen panels, including a dedicated panel with one-click access to your favorite Google applications such as Android Market™, which currently offers more than 80,000 applications. The T-Mobile G2 delivers a powerful mobile data experience that is tightly integrated with Google Voice™, as well as packed with Google applications such as Voice Actions™ from Google, Google Goggles™ and more. It is one of the first smartphones in the industry to offer the new Voice Actions feature of Google Search™, which allows you to control your phone with your voice for calling contacts and businesses, sending messages, browsing the Web, listening to music and completing common tasks. It is also the first smartphone to offer integrated access to Google Voice™, allowing customers to create a new account using their current mobile number right from the home screen. Google Voice then automatically transcribes voicemails to text so customers can read them like an e-mail or text message from their phone or online. Additional pre-loaded Google services include Google Search, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Places and Navigation, YouTube™, Google Talk™ and Google Earth™, among others. Adding fuel to the G2’s speed is its Snapdragon™ MSM7230 mobile processor which combines Qualcomm’s new HSPA+ capabilities and second generation applications processor. The Snapdragon MSM7230 offers an 800 MHz CPU and is optimized to deliver exceptional performance, long battery life and leading edge multimedia and web browsing — with download speeds faster than other solutions currently in the market. The G2 delivers advanced smartphone features including an HD video camera for recording crystal-clear, high-definition (720p) videos that can be automatically uploaded to your Photobucket account and a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. The G2 also offers smartphone essentials such as easy access to personal and work e-mail, including support for Microsoft® Exchange e-mail, contacts and calendar; social networking; and instant messaging. In addition, the G2 features a pre-installed 8GB microSD memory card with support for up to 32 GB, as well as a music player. Additional features of the G2 include the following: · 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 Availability The T-Mobile G2 with Google will be available in the U.S. exclusively from T-Mobile, and current T-Mobile customers will have the opportunity to preorder the G2 in limited quantities later this month. Additional availability details will be shared in the coming weeks. Visit http://g2.t-mobile.com to register for updates. About T-Mobile’s HSPA+ Network T-Mobile continues to expand its super-fast HSPA+ mobile broadband network, which now covers 100 million Americans in more than 55 major metropolitan areas. T-Mobile’s new HSPA+ network — which offers theoretical peak throughput speeds of 21 Mbps — offers today’s available 4G speeds to more people than any other wireless network in the country, with plans to reach more than 200 million people this year. For more information on where T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network service is available, please visit http://t-mobile.com/coverage.

T-Mobile G2 Pricing Leaked

So today we have more leaked info from the T-Mobile G2 from HTC that is rumored to be available late September early October. The pricing is showed to be $199 with a 2-year death sentence we are guessing, and $499 full retail we suspect.

T-Mobile G2 Official Pics

Here is a bit of news that will brighten up some T-Mobile users. Some official pics of the G2. What has us puzzled is that the pics are showing Vanilla Android running on the phone but the site is mentioning HTC Sense. We sure need another Vanilla device, with the way that every Android device is being skinned these days.
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