Just one week before HTC's upcoming press event in London, T-Mobile USA today unveiled the T-Mobile G2 Android smartphone which delivers downloads at HSPA+ speeds up to 14.4 Mbps. Following the T-Mobile G1, the G2 breaks new ground as the first smartphone specifically designed for T-Mobile's new HSPA+ network. The G2 is an ultra-powerful smartphone, designed by HTC, which features a 3.7" capacitive touchscreen with a unique hinge design that opens to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. 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.
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. The G2 delivers advanced smartphone features including a 5 megapixel autpfocus camera with LED flash which allows HD video recording at 720p. 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.
Furthermore the G2 features dedicated quick keys for one-touch access to your favorite Google shortcuts and applications, preinstalled Adobe FlashPlayer, pinch and zoom functionality for Web browsing and photo gallery, 4 GB internal memory with pre-installed 8 GB micro SD card, with support for up to 32 GB of external memory, a built-in 3.5 mm headphone jack, stereo headset and Bluetooth support as well as Swype text input - in addition to the device's 4-row hardware keyboard.
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.
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.
Cheers ~ Arne