Last week, the retailer Best Buy revealed that it will be offering the T-Mobile G2 for $200 with a two-year contract. Today, however, rival Radio Shack has announced it will be charging significantly less.
The G2 is going to include a large Touchscreen and keyboard, as well as a range of other high-end features.
T-Mobile itself has not yet said what it’s going to charge for this model, but Best Buy went ahead and announced its plan to charge $200 with contract — the typical price for high-end smartphones.
T-Mobile G2 Overview
The T-Mobile G2 is going to be a slider with a 3.7-inch, WVGA touchscreen, an optical touchpad, and landscape-oriented keyboard.
It will run Android OS 2.2 on an 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. This means it will have the current version of Google’s mobile operating system, but a slower processor than most other high-end models.
Because the G2 is going to run the Android OS, it will have a very capable web browser with support for Adobe Flash. It will also include email software, music and video player, and support for Exchange ActiveSync.
Additional Hardware Specifications
This smartphone is going to have 4 GB of internal storage, plus it will be bundled with an 8 GB microSD memory card. Users will have the option to purchase (separately) additional memory cards, up to 32 GB in capacity.
The G2 will support T-Mobile HSPA+ service, which means it will will be able to wirelessly transfer data fast enough to rival or surpass current 4G networks.
It will have a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and auto-focus. In addition to still images, this camera will support 720p video recording.
Other features will include Stereo Bluetooth, a GPS receiver, and a 3.5 mm headset jack.