T-Mobile has officially unveiled its next Android OS smartphone, but has kept quiet on some of the most important details. The price and release date for the T-Mobile G2 has now been revealed, however.
The G2 is going to include a large Touchscreen and keyboard, as well as a range of other high-end features.
The retailer Best Buy has committed to offering this model, which it says is going to debut on October 6.
T-Mobile is going to start letting its customers pre-order this model later this month. Those who don’t want to wait can put in a reservation today by going to a Best Buy store.
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 a large, 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.
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.