T-Mobile Unleashes G2 Smartphone

T-Mobile has unveiled a new G2 smartphone, one which is manufactured by HTC and is the direct successor of the HTC G1 Dream, the first Android handset launched almost two years ago.

The phone, which many say is the new HTC Desire Z to be launched next week, is currently exclusive to T-Mobile US and will work on their 4G HSPA+ network with a maximum theoretical speed of 14.4mbps.

As expected, the G2 has a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen with a full QWERTY keyboard that slides out, a 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor, a 5-megapixel camera with a LED flash and HD recording capabilities and Android OS 2.2.

In other words, the G2 is nothing more than a slightly modified HTC Desire with a keyboard. T-Mobile is also adding in 4GB internal memory with a 8GB microSD card bundled in.

The phone will come with Swype bundled, Google Voice, which converts Voicemail to text and Voice action, which is a Voice to search feature.

PCMag did some tests and managed to reach around 5Mbps; the phone will be available in September according to T-Mobile but no prices have been disclosed yet.