T-Mobile G2 Officially Announced

Today, the HTC G2 has been finally been announced by T-Mobile. The G2 will be the first phone from T-Mobile to feature HSPA+, which is more commonly known as 4G. The T-Mobile G2 will sport a 3.7-inch screen with a resolution of 800×400 along with a slide-out four row QWERTY keyboard. T-Mobile G2 The slide-out QWERTY keyboard will also have shortcut keys for quick access to various Google services. The phone packs in 512MB of RAM along with 4GB of internal memory. An 8GB microSD card will also be present in the retail box of the device.

The phone also sports a 5MP camera with LED flash and auto-focus. The handset will be powered by a Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm running at 800 MHz. Early benchmarks indicate that the G2 is no slow-couch and offers graphical performance similar to the Motorola Droid X/Droid 2. The G2 will also be running on stock Android 2.2-YES!-Stock Android 2.2. No operator customizations, no HTC Sense on top of the Android UI nothing!

The G2 will also be the first phone to feature a handy Google Voice widget which we saw earlier.  Existing T-Mobile customers will get the opportunity to pre-order the device first. The device will be up for pre-order sometime later this month. Sadly, T-Mobile did not mention anything about the pricing of the device.

T-Mobile G2 Official Pictures Leak

The T-Mobile G2 has been gaining a lot of hype for the last week. The T-Mobile G2 from HTC is expected to be based on the new MSM7230 platform from Qualcomm. The device is expected to be launched on the T-Mobile T-Mobile G2 network on September 29. The HTC made G2 will be the first mobile under the T-Mobile network to feature HSPA+.

Now the folks over at CellPhonesDigital have managed to get their hands on the official leaked pictures of the T-Mobile G2. According to them, the device will be available only in one color Silver. The handset was initially reported to be running on stock Android 2.2 but the site reports that it might run the HTC Sense UI on top of the Android OS. The site has also posted the specifications of the G2 but I would take them with a pinch of salt.

I expect T-Mobile to officially announce the HTC G2 within a couple of weeks.