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+.
The G2 ships with a 5-megapixel camera, 3.7 inch WVGA touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard, Google shortcut keys, and an unskinned copy of Android 2.2 Froyo. Internal storage is 4GB and comes with an 8GB microSD card. Many have been waiting for this phone and with it’s now even cheaper launch price it is looking to be a very attractive upgrade for any Android user on T-Mobile.
T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network has potential download speeds of 21 mbps and upload of 5.7 mbps with typical actual speeds in the 7 to 11 mbps range. This is much faster than Sprints highly advertised 4G network and we will be able to get a feel for it’s actual speed when the device released in early October.