HTC Vision Appears With T-Mobile Branding?

The boys at Engadget have gotten a hold of an alleged spy shot claiming to the T-Mobile HTC Vision, dubbed the “G1 Blaze.” From what we can tell, the G1 Blaze sounds right on the money though we must admit, we’ve also heard it dubbed as the “G2 Blaze.” Either way, it looks like T-Mobile of the USA should be looking at this device coming sometime in September if the previously leaked roadmap comes true. What may be even more interesting and I’m purely speculating here is that there is some belief among our sources that this device may actually be the HSPA+ device that T-Mobile has begun referencing on their twitter account. Looks like the stars are lining up for a very good September indeed for T-Mobile Android fans.


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  • Ansel

    Oh shoot, just found my new phone on T-Mobile ha ha…knew I wasn’t gonna be disappointed!! I knew we were gonna get my info about the Vision/G1 Blaze/G2 Blaze. Gotta thank David and Engadget for posting it so quickly! Now, what’s the Emerald gonna look like I wonder…

    • JonnyB

      This phones a joke, it has 1st gen snapdragon processors, which is now low compared to samsungs hummingbird and Apples A4, idk why they dont put the dual-core processors in yet?? Im waiting for the suppsoed Project Emerald cuz of the specs and sidekick branding, but this phone looks like a joke. Im sorry, 4-row keyboard? One its too short and just looks tacky. 3.7 inch is good, not bad, but the emerald is supposed at what, a 4.3 inch? Thats a lot more real estate, and Android 3.0, I bet this wont even have Sense 2.2. Well good phone, but not a great phone. Nexus One will still be the best Android phone til the bigger badder ones come with 3.0. My 2 cents.

      • wack mode

        the 3g on the nexus one sucks i sold that phone in one week for 300 and got me a G1 instead the G1 is the best phonr that tmobile has came up with so far

      • Ansel

        What I don’t get is if this is the supposedly new G1, and Project Emerald is supposedly a 4.3 inch phone with dual core and Sidekick branding doesn’t that mean both phones are gonna have a keyboard?? I thought that the Emerald wasn’t gonna have a keyboard, but am I wrong on that?? Either way this phone looks good, but I won’t more info to come out about the Emerald before I make a decision on which one to get…though I really wanna wait for Gingerbread so we’ll just see.

      • J-Hop2o6

        @JonnyB — it will not have 1st Gen Snapdragon inside.. this phone will be HSPA+.. and the only chipsets i know that are HSPA+ capable are the 3rd Gen Snapdragons.. quit talkin out your ass.

      • Davidohio

        This device does not suck. What kind of drugs are you on?? It may not be for you but it is a high end device, clearly.

      • J-Hop2o6

        @Ansel — this is the HTC Vision.. it should come out in September with Snapdragon/MSM8260 (look that up or look at my post below for its specs).. this will have a keyboard and a 3.7″ screen.

        HTC Emerald should come out in November with a dual-cell Snapdragon/QSD8672 (look that up or look at my post below for its specs).. this will not have a keyboard.. and it will have a 4.3″ screen.

      • 2FR35H


        Nexus One has not been the best Android for many days since the release of Droid X and Samsung Galaxy S variants.

        I will agree to the keyboard but I don’t like keyboards but that is not a 3.7inch device thats 4.3 and I don’t need the specs to tell me that. The screen looks bigger than the vibrant of which is 4inches.

        More than likely this will be released with 2.2 android and have the dual core processor. at the least a 1.2ghz processor. 3.0 isn’t supposed to be released till october or november.

      • J-Hop2o6

        @2FR35H — u got this phone mixed up with the 4″ with dual-cell processor HTC Emerald.. read my post above yours

      • J-Hop2o6

        sorry.. *4.3″ screen*

      • JonnyB

        @J-Hop2o6: Oh im sorry, you just know everything right? Tell me this, what makes you think this will be a HSPA+ capable phone? We just heard about this phone, so how about you quit talking out of you ass. The project Emerald phone will actually come out with a sliding physical qwerty keyboard cuz ONE the rumors we all heard it from clearly stated it will, and TWO why wouldn’t they add the keyboard and get away with branding it under the Sidekick name? Use common sense buddie. How about we all wait, and watch this phone get outdated when all dual-core phones come out with Gingerbread stock. Project Emerald is the only thing thats ganna be good for T-Mobile, not this thing. All im saying is dont buy this phone, just wait a couple days and get the Emerald one, which is obviously a more superior device. And in my opinion the Nexus One is way better then the very outdated G1 and still is one of the most powerful Android device. Other then that, T-Mobile and its HSPA+ network suck, and if Project Emereald is not what everyone expects, im just ganna get a LTE capable Droid in Verizon by next year=)

      • 2FR35H


        Yes I am fully aware they are two devices but regardless of that, the screen in this pic is no less than 4″ I am telling you that is 4.3″


        For the sake of argument. This is NOT the first time the HTC Vision has been heard of. And its not the first time hearing about a HTC device slated for September to be HSPA+. This matches that time frame. HTC is going to be the ONLY dual core provider for the year no rumoured plans have dropped for anyone else to get a dual core device so you theory of it being outdated is flawed. and Why wait if you think tmobile’s HSPA+ network sucks? Switch now and see how much you will love paying high prices for service.

      • J-Hop2o6

        @JonnyB — damn your f*ckin slow.. DID U READ TMO’s TWEET a few days ago? they said their FIRST HSPA+ phone will be announced at the END OF SUMMER.. which lines up with this phone (September release date).. and no, we heard about this phone awhiiile ago.. where the hell u been? so plz, stop postin here dumbass.

        @2FR35H — i sure i read it was a 3.7″ screen.. as stated by the person who took the shot.. and it looks like it’ll be a 3.7″

  • Sam121

    Looks nice, not really into qwerty keyboard phones tho, specially when I’ve seen swype in action lol, hopefully more phones like this comes out for t-mobile so they can get in a stride, More customers means more money which also means better coverage/phones/plans, im still waiting for my upgrade in the coming months so i can get the Vibrant, i can not past that beautiful full featured phone up lol

    So everyone hope the leak Roadmap is accurate

    • meee

      just call them i got an early upgrade… say your thinking about moving to another carrier when your contract is up and that unless you get a good deal you will probably switch by the end of your contract. Usually customer loyalty will give you a really good deal.

      • Sam121

        Yeah that should be able to work….except im in a family plan, i doubt will believe a whoe family will just leave their service, but who knows

  • Broke

    Seems like a decent enough device. But manufacturers seem to be getting away from the five row keyboards people really want.

    If I were in the market and depending on further specs, I’d buy.

  • Claude

    I like a physical keyboard and a touchscreen. Its got my attention, but need more details about the phone first.

  • Corey

    Uhhh yea, i’m going to stick with vibrant and g1 as a back up….much like the hd2 im really not feeling this phone….snapdragon ha that’s cute

  • t1 connect

    Well heloooo sexy. how you doin.

  • badaphooko01

    Looks nice, but a 3.7″ screen? Isn’t 4″ and up the standard now for high end Android phones? After the G1 I never thought I would like a phone without a pkb, but after using swype on my Vibrant I don’t think I can use anything else now.

    If I had my choice of any phone on the market, I still would choose the Vibrant over anything else. I have fallen in love with the gorgeous display and kinda liked Touch wiz, although I did install launcher pro it was only because I wanted to customize they way I like it.

    • Sam121

      lol Yo do know you can customize the 4 menu buttons on the touchiz right, there is youtube videos about it, if you dont feel like searching for it just tell me and i’ll link you the video

  • mjc987

    does it haves a trackball? wow its either this or the emerald, thnks for the post man!

    • J-Hop2o6

      no, it has a optical pad.. are u blind? lol

    • davidohio

      LOL “does it haves a trackball?” LMAO!

      • mjc987

        I know dude, anyone can get confuse with that large a* button :P

  • Justin

    Looks a lot better then the leaked version from before. It still isn’t enough for me to wait though (specs), I upgraded from my G1 to the Vibrant and pretty happy with it.

    • J-Hop2o6

      these might be the specs for HTC Vision & HTC Emerald (both HSPA+ phones).. so look at the 3rd Gen Snapdragons/MSM:

      HTC Vision should have MSM8260 (single core [up to 1.3] & HSPA+)
      HTC Emerald should have QSD8672 (dual core [up to 1.5] & HSPA+)

      Qualcomm’s Snapdragon family of chipset solutions includes:
      • First-generation products: QSD8x50™ with 1GHz enhanced core
      • Second-generation products: MSM8x55™ and QSD8x50A™ with 1GHz enhanced core, including multimedia optimizations and 1.3GHz enhanced core, respectively

      •Third-generation products: MSM8260 (HSPA+), MSM8660 (multi-mode HSPA+/1xEV-DO Rev. B) and QSD8672 (single-chip, dual-CPU — Support for HSPA+ & CDMA2000 1X, 1xEV-DO Rel 0/A/B)

      The MSM8260 for HSPA+ and MSM8660 for multi-mode HSPA+/CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Rev. B feature two enhanced CPU cores running at up to 1.2GHz for high levels of Web application and multimedia performance, including a powerful GPU with 3D/2D acceleration engines for Open GLES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1 acceleration, 1080p video encode/decode, dedicated low power audio engine, integrated low power GPS, and support for 24-bit WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution displays.

      QSD8672 Chipset
      The single-chip, dual-CPU QSD8672™ includes most of the above features, in addition to:

      * Dual CPUs, up to 1.5 GHz for faster response and processing
      * Low-power 45nm process technology for higher integration and performance
      * Higher-resolution WSXGA (1440 x 900) display support
      * High-definition (1080p) video recording and playback
      * Support for HSPA+ networks – 28 Mbps downloads and 11 Mbps uploads
      * Supports CDMA2000 1X , 1xEV-DO Rel 0/A/B networks
      * Improved 3D graphics – up to 80M triangles/sec and 500M+ 3D pixels/sec

      • umaluver

        1440×900 ?!?!?! <3

      • J-Hop2o6

        @umaluver — “UP TO 1440×900” .. doesn’t mean they’ll pack all those pixels in a phone.. so im sure the resolution will be 1/3 of that.

      • Joshuakprice1

        In regards to the 1440 x 900 resolution, its been a while since math class, and my memory is fuzzy. I can’t seem to figure out how many pixels per inch that works out to (to compare to apple’s retina display). Anyone remember how to figure that out?

      • Vibrant addict

        I’m glad to see my vibrant still beats it with 90 million triangles, makes me love my phone more. Though I could use that extra processing power, 1080p, and hspa+. I can’t wait to see these phones in store

  • J-Hop2o6

    where the hell is my comment?

    • David

      Some get caught up and need to be approved…I look every few minutes!

      • J-Hop2o6

        how’d it get caught up? i didn’t provide a link, lol.. but u can delete tho.. i expanded that comment with listings the Qualcomm chipsets (MSM8260 that should be in the HTC Vision, and the QSD8672 that should be in the HTC Emerald–both HSPA+ capable).. check it out above David.. what do u think?

      • newyorkking

        This Phone is going to T-Mobile USA
        Look at the Logo.
        Euro has 2 Dots before the T
        U.S style

  • PathogenX

    Looks interesting. It doesn’t bring anything new to the table though. I am about to get the vibrant but I am thinking of holding off. I don’t know.

  • Marcelo L

    I only question the efficacy of having a keyboard and NOT having a directional buttons ( Up, Dn, Lft, Rgt ). It just doesn’t make sense that there’s no way to move the cursor around through the keyboard.

    • J-Hop2o6

      i guess use that optical pad to do those funtions

      • J-Hop2o6

        damn we need an edit button… *functions*

    • TheLight

      @Marcelo L
      also Im animate about a freaking 5 row full qwerty keyboard…. I hope the PE has its numbers dedicated…I do alot of typing and after swyping for so long I just switch back to my kb cuz my pointer gets tired so the opposable thumbs come back into play…

      nice specs if they sustain until launch for either

      • J-Hop2o6

        @The Light — yea, i wish this had a 5-row also =( .. and the HTC Emerald (PE) will not have a kb.. it will be a 4.3″ screen only.. so u gotta choose.. and yea, those specs are nice.

      • alex32

        @j hop
        how do u know emerald is only a touch screen phone?
        just wondering, im considering on holding off my upgrade for the emerald, but if its a touch screen only it may be a turn off for me

      • TheLight

        If HTC Emerald is the sidekick twist then I feel strongly that its going to have a kicka$$ kb with dedicated numbers w/ a screen opening with a twist, 2 processors, Gorilla glass…the only way we can compete is to put the best hardware in a superphone that will crush the competitions phone specs wise and price wise…Im tired of getting one up’d by Sprint(Galaxy S) and Verizon is killing the android game(Droid 2 Droid X Droid Incredible) kb or no kb…. so in other words…HTC Emerald BETTER have a Full 5-Row Qwerty KB or I wont be getting it..nuff said

      • J-Hop2o6

        @Alex32 @The Light

        I heard that the HTC Emerald will not have a kb.. i mean really? a 4.3″ screen WITH a kb? AND a TWIST/FLIP henge? hahaha common guys, u know they’re not gonna do that for that screen size.. plus i don’t think tmo will have 3 kb’d android smartphones soo close.. this is TMO we’re talkin about.

  • Marcelo L

    I only question the efficacy of having a keyboard and NOT having a directional buttons ( Up, Dn, Lft, Rgt ). It just doesn’t make sense that there’s no way to move the cursor around through the keyboard.

    Now this thing is swallowing comments too ?

  • whodat

    hahahahahahahaaha The Project Emerald Phone comes out in Nov.
    You heard it first.

    • David

      It was on the roadmap…not really you telling us first sorry bud.

      • jacob

        Road Map isn’t fully Official.
        Some of those things had been delayed.

      • J-Hop2o6

        @Jacob — of course things can get pushed back.. doesn’t mean that roadmap is unofficial.. just like albums are pushed back or up from their original dates.

  • watbetch

    If you had a G1 the keyboard is a step back no? HTC Sense would be a step back too for those stock Android purists and I can’t recall the last phone HTC has released without Sense. I don’t like sense because it’s also bland, and getting really long in the tooth. HTC should consider a Samsung approach minus the TW app menu.

    After seeing a Super AMOLED display, you really don’t want to go back to LCD or regular AMOLED, or a one smaller for that matter.

    Lets hope the touch sensor isn’t CRAP either.

    • TheLight


  • Barry

    I’m with Justin it looks much better than the leaked photo. I also agree the 5 row kb should be standard. The G1 still the best. But you wont need sense cause if its stock it will get gingerbread first. Relax people this is a Droid2 killer. I can’t wait to see this live.

  • 2C

    Oh please let this run stock Android. No way I’m giving up my Nexus One otherwise.

    • jdog

      A few weeks ago somebody leaked a picture of it on and it had a black HTC Sense like bar but with the 2.1 launcher so who knows what is goin on.

    • Aminor

      You know you can turn sense off right

  • Dale Murphy

    the physical keyboard on the ‘blaze’ is definitely a regression from the G1 physical keyboard. thinking i will either a vibrant or wait to see what the emerald brings. the G1 is such a wonderful phone, it will make a very good backup.

  • Randy

    *yawn* that Evo’s starting to look better and better everyday…

  • mtnman

    As for me, I can get my upgrade here in early September. So now it gives me another choice. I really love the Vibriant after seeing it and playing with it at the Tmo store, but on the other hand I like haveing more choices coming up when my upgrade is due. Now as far as the picture above goes, it looks really bland. Of course this is most likly a prototype and not the actual design, but close to it. Now what im really interestd in is the display and if it will have the 1080p resolution? Also how long will it be to before and upgrade to Gingerbread? Will it come with Android 2.1 or 2.2?

  • Matador

    I hope it has flash and a ffc before everyones head blows up…

    • mtnman

      Might have Flash, but I don’t see a FFC?

  • Matt

    Could this possibly be for the European T-Mobile? The X on the keyboard looks like it has a euro symbol..

    • J-Hop2o6

      and a $ symbol above it.. T-Mobile branding has one dot left of the T.. Euro Tmo has 3 i think left of the T

  • Vinny

    I like a powerful device but I think most people are getting a little ridiculous. This is a phone # 1, then it is whatever else you want to call it. To me the Nexus One is the best phone just lacking a couple of things, more memory, front camera and of course the capability to benefit all of the new HSPA+ network from T-Mobile. Maybe throw in a little larger processor and that would make me a very happy camper.

  • abbynormal

    G1 successor with a lame keyboard. Not exactly what I’ve been waiting for.

  • threetee14

    anyone know how the screen on this baby’s gonna be? AMOLED or Super AMOLED? or something else.

    • jdog

      Samsung is keeping all their super amoleds so its going to be a slcd from sony.


    Can we get a defiant on the screen size? I just got the VIB. so this HD2 is just begging to be sold.

  • I just bought a MyTouch Slide and this phone looks like a much sleeker/sexier (and faster) version of the phone.

    All in all the next 6 months should be big for T-Mobile with different phones and a POSSIBLE iPhone release (not a huge Apple fan, but still it would be big for the company).

  • Alex

    Sweet looking phone..Tmo is starting to bring the pain..Now can we get the Dell Streak?

    • Joshuakprice1

      Ugh, are you kidding? Android 1.6? The steak has no timeline for updates past that, and no promise for anything past 2.x Its only saving grace is an extra .7 inches. Maybe that’d be your thing, but as far as I’m concerned, its obsolete before its even released. Samsung taught us not to trust anybody for updates except google.

  • bigc17

    After looking at this protoype vision phone again, to me it doesn’t look to shabby now. Even though i don’t think it looks that bad now, i still don’t want this phone……i’m waiting for the 4.3″ screened, dual core processor, android 3.0 super fast hspa+ superphone that’s gonna save t-mobile and bring tons of customers(as long as they dont screw up like verizon does with they’re problems of running out of top selling phones).This phone here is just to keep decent sales and hold people over until noember rolls around and we can all get our hands on the project emerald super android phone.Maybe with this phone the original G1 will finally actually be able to retire….we’ll see.

  • mtnman

    I’m just really interested to see the actual specs on this. Does anyone know what the screen resolution on this will be?

  • mailman13877

    Hahahaha another FAILURE by TMO..i keep warning that you’ll all get hyped up for this damn Vision cause it’s looked to be the dual core phone an what you guys see ugly phone that looks like it has nothing to offer imo..I was so close to getting me White Evo in Best Buy this weekend and then the girl says all best buys are sold out of Evos..smh,can’t wait for restock on White or Black ones so i can vanish from TMOs SETTLING atmosphere.Evooo..ftw

    • Joshuakprice1

      I think I speak for a great many of us when I say, we can’t wait for that, either… Just promise us all, please, that when you get there, you will be just as pointlessly and naively negative on their forums as well.

    • jmts80

      Why are u still here? Just go away plz!

    • john

      Enjoy your screen leakage, sprint bending you over for *cough* 4G, I’ll settle for my amazing vibrant, with a superior screen, and 5.6 Mbps download, 1.1 Mbps uploading vibrant.

    • joel

      Hahahaha another FAILURE post by mailman..we keep getting all hyped up for this damn asshole to leave for his new bitch Evo an what you guys see now..he’s still with nothing intelligent to offer imo..I was so close to being happy that mailman was gone and then this whining little girl shows his face around here again..smh,can’t wait for him to vanish from TMO and taking his BITCHING atmosphere somewhere else.Evooo..ftl

  • alex32

    this is a phone i see myself getting. it was about time tmobile would get a phone like this. By the pictures this looks like a 4 inch screen phone. I have a friend that works at a tmobile store that said his boss went to a seattle conference meeting of tmobile on saw the vision. he said it had a big screen and it was from htc and had a this makes sense. I may wait out for the emerald..but i am worried the way that will turn out in terms of the “twist” of the screen they may plan on puting since it suppose to have a sidekick feel
    all i need is specs

  • going_home

    Went to a company TMO store for some help with my N1, new sim to improve signal.
    The rep was fascinated, apparently not having had the opportunity to mess with a Nexus. I told him I got it on Craigslist and that I had bought off contract a 3G slide, didnt like it and returned it. And that I was waiting for a real HSDPA+ superphone. That I didnt trust Samsung to give the Vibrant Android updates because of their past history of no updates. He told me it wasnt Samsung, that it was Tmobiles fault. So they like most of the other service providers are releasing new phones one update behind and promising only one update. I wish Google would release another phone so the Android faithful could be assured of prompt updates.
    TMO doesnt seem to worried about keeping phones updated.


    • darkknight49

      yea, TMO never updated the 5.0 OS for my last blackberry and it really needed it. I had to go update it myself using official updates from other carriers and that seems like that might be the case for the Galaxy S. One way or another, I’m getting 2.2 on this phone.

  • MW

    Color me interested

  • alex32

    i could care less about looks as well, i dont know why looks matters to some people, it what inside the phone counts
    as long as it is from htc, has a 4 inch screen phone with a qwerty and 2.2 android and snapdragon im sold.

    • Dale Murphy

      the rumored screen size is 3.7.

      • alex32

        but by looking at this picture it does not look like 3.7, it looks like 4 inches

      • Dale Murphy

        hoping you are correct.

      • alex32

        me too, but the guy i spoke with said he saw this phone and it was 4 inches, and hes been right on many occasions

  • jmts80

    I think I am going to get the Vibrant instead this phone is nice but it reminds me too much of the MT3GS. I thought I needed a keyboard but thanx to Swype and a 4″ screen I am all set!

  • Don’t want to be negative but the 4 row keyboard and lack of physical menu/back/call/end buttons is disappointing.

    • mjc987

      If you notice, there is a home, back and menu soft key buttons.

      • Yeah I noticed, that’s the disappointing part, the soft keys are quite inferior to physical buttons like the G1 has.

  • Yogs3

    I agree, the. Vibrant beats the fudge out of this.

  • Yogs3

    Lame phone.
    The vibrant is awesome!!!!!!!!

  • Matador

    i like the touch buttons..they do the same function and they will last longer than a physical button.

  • Matador

    But..I do like my vibrants…wife and I have one each and we are plenty happy with them.

  • chotpy T-Mobile europe has 2 dots before the T on their phones. US version has one. ITS OURSSS AND I AM BUYING IT.

    • TMOprophet

      Excellent observation!!, I’m surprised no one else noticed this.

  • mtnman

    A physical keyboard is a personal choice. Some love it and others hate it, or could do without it. I personally really don’t mind either, as long as the physical keyboard is large enough for someone that has bigger fingers.

    • CactusCat

      Been reading with interest all the comments on this new model and the upcoming Project Emerald system. Of particular interest is all the keyboard, no keyboard, Swype, etc comments. I ran across this the other day, and I highly suggest you take a look-see. It’s called Blind Type and it’ll be released very soon. Enjoy…(oh and btw, I have no other interest in Blind Type other than just passing it along. I’m a horrible texter so I’m gonna prob be getting it later for my N1). Some of you guys might already be aware of this app, but it was new to me.

  • TMOprophet

    I think this thing looks much better with that fresh coat of black paint now, not really a keyboard guy, but this seems pretty decent. TMO..Success!!!

  • Charles Xavier

    physical keyboards just way down a phone… but I guess a lot of you write novels from your phones so the physical keyboard is a must

    • chotpy

      yup, i write essays for class on mine. 2 years and running!

  • Red_slide

    What up with the big grill ? Na I’ll stick to slide and nexus

  • Bimmerz

    So is this the (code name) Vanguard scheduled for Sept.? Either way, good to see T-mo launching some new phones, as well as a variety of different types of phones. While this phone isn’t for me, I am sure some will love it!

    I am still holding out for that (rumored) HTC Emerald in November. :)

  • After using a phone without a keyboard for over a year, all objections to no physical keyboard have been put down.

    To me, a physical keyboard means an unnecessarily thicker phone, reduced battery life, unnecessary expense and more ways for a phone to break, and ultimately an unused feature.

    I’d rather see a combination of a thinner phone and higher capacity battery instead of a physical keyboard. IMO, the iPhone is a good measuring stick for many factors for a smartphone, and this one doesn’t appear to measure up on some important factors since it has a physical keyboard, looks larger and undoubtedly will have a much poorer battery life.

    What’s up with phones getting bigger and bigger while the technology on the inside gets smaller and smaller? I hope this fad ends soon, I want a minimalistic smartphone with a good battery life.

    • mtnman

      Next thing you know, the iPad will make phone calls. Let’s see you carry that in your pocket. lmao

    • Dale Murphy

      so what if you don’t like physical keyboards, you are not the only one who purchases them. if you want an iphone, go for it and stop comparing every other phone to it.

  • Jonathan:Brazil!

    September is when my Birthday is :D this would make a good gift :)

  • Lamar

    just gonna pass on this. Its a nice phone, but not the phone i want right now. Streak next month for me. Then WM7 phone in dec!

  • tmopro

    I find it funny how everyone is commenting on this phone like they seen it and used it before. So I guess if I say it has android 3.0 you believe it???

  • 1shot1kill

    a nexus one with a qwerty pad, lol… still not leaving my nexus one….thinking about rooting it for the hell of it, not used to having an unrooted phone

    • Will

      Root it, dude. It’s SO worth it. CM6 is BEASTLY fast on the N1.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    screen size please?

    • 4ty-phive


      • Wilma Flintstone

        Thanks. So basically it’s an upgraded Touch Pro 2 with a downgraded keyboard. No thanks. At least it’s not Windows Mobile. After dealing with this HD2’s software problems, I ain’t going back to WinMo. I’m just going to wait on Emerald. I’ve been spoiled by this HD2’s screen so anything below 4 inches seems too small for me now. November’s not that far away.

  • jazzmanmonty

    the g1 is ugly, but it has all the features and i’ve owned it since day one, still use it. Since g1 release, there has always been talk of a g2…if this is the g2, i hope a all the features are there which many of you are already saying they are not. but again its ugly. i’m not being picky, but come one give as a beefed up phone that is aesthetically beautiful…idk is ugly better?

    • SwizzleStix

      The G1 is ugly (former user), but I didn’t care. This, however, is NOT ugly.

    • Battman

      G2 Is owned by gatorade……… Legally there is no G2…….. The my touch would have been the G2

      • Mytouch81

        the mytouch isn’t the G2 and G2 isnt owned by Gatorade…. it’s a brand! There is a G2 and its only in the UK.

      • Izzy

        G2 is a trademark, just need a licence to use it.

      • HamNCheese

        Um…. Case in point:

        Motorola Droid *

        * Droid is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. Used Under License.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    let me guess, Sprint is getting the HTC Sight that comes with froyo, flash and night mode, ffc, HDMI port and dual core processors and running 4g am I right? Will Sprint be 1uping us again?

    • that is hilarious….dont forget sprints will also a kickstand and android 5.0

      • Ray

        sweet. lol.

      • David Thomas

        Along with 5.1 Dolby output, a 4.3-in screen, 200GB of storage, two USB 3.0 ports, and a partridge in a pear tree.

    • watbetch

      They get one phone without Android 1.5 and suddenly they’re ahead of the curve forever? Give me a freakin’ break.

      • watbetch

        worth the time that didn’t launch without -> Android 1.5

        The 2.1 updates for the Hero and Moment is PATHETIC.. don’t even start on the Intercept. WOW what a piece of crap.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Oh I think we can arrange giving you a “break” alright. Flagpole, front of the school, 4 o’ clock, be there or be square.

        Seriously though, watbetch, why is it that you took that comment so hard? It was obviously a joke. Unless you felt it was some truth to it and felt you had to defend Tmobile. I guess I need to make my jokes more obvious next time.

      • Davidohio

        Watbetch is one serious… Well I can’t tell from his avatar photo if it is male or female but whatever it is it sho is ugly! Like Celi from the color purple! Lmao!

    • kidbadassdestroyer

      On a serious note, Nokia is coming out with a phone that records in 720p with Dolby Digital Plus, has a 12mp camera with flash, and DOES have an HDMI port, and Flash(nokia has been playing in-browser flash vids for a while though). No joke, though it kind of sounds like one. It’ll be the first phone with symbian^3 which looks impressive. Though I’ve always been a nokia symbian fan, I definitely prefer Android(and usually HTC). Cannot wait until an Android phone delivers all of this.

  • Seamus

    I was honestly thinking this was going to be the new SideKick re-launch; I’m kind of disappointed to find (realize?) it dubbed as a “G2″…

  • TruFactz

    Nope. U Forgot, our internet is still faster… rather have my slow ass motorola cliq beat a evo in music downloading anyday

    Anyway, HTC is really steppin out the box when it comes to their phones nowadays, i cant wait to see what new “HD” is supposed to be replacing the HD2 since it was deemed “more defective than they knew…..”

    • Charles Xavier

      The Cliq’s processor is so slow and its firmware are so dated that all the bandwidth speed in the world doesn’t change the fact that it still sucks.

      • David Thomas

        Agreed. I hate how slow this thing is. Don’t even get me started on Motorola’s “Q2” Android 2.1 release.

  • Mr MN

    It looks live I just found my next phone (if it comes to our T-Mobile).

  • drivethruboy168

    From what I’ve heard… This phone is the HSPA+ phone and will be running the latest version of android. This phone is supposed to be a killer and what everyone has been waiting for! I’m diggin it!

  • Cassie

    Think people, they can’t simply call it the “G2” there’s a sports drink with that name….LAWSUIT. So they must add to it.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      what about, ” The Tmobile G-TOO”?

    • SwizzleStix

      Yyyyyeah, oooohkay…. apparently you don’t really understand how copyright and naming laws really work. Nice try though.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        man, you and watbetch seriously don’t know what a joke looks like do you?

      • Captain Obvious

        Wilma, I think he was replying to the same post you were…

      • HamNCheese

        Case in point:

        Motorola Droid *

        * Droid is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. Used Under License.

    • WXman

      Sports drinks and phones are two completely different categories. They can call this G2 if they want. There are lots of products on the market with the same name as other products in completely different categories.

  • JP

    Just looks weird…

  • mingkee

    The name should be: MyTouch Slide HD.
    If it comes with Android 2.2 with functional mobile hotspot utilizing smartphone internet, I’ll pass on Vibrant and get this one!
    32GB microSD is around $100-$150, not bad.

  • wunako

    cant wait to see more info on this phone looks nice might of jus found my next cell

  • Joshuakprice1

    Holding out for the dual core emerald, no reason to invest in something so close to november. In november everyone is going to say that they should have waited, and I’m not going to risk not getting gingerbread.

    • David Thomas

      The joy of having a December contract is getting to see all the holiday releases (which are usually the best-of-the-best) before making a decision. By December, I’ll know which phones are still running strong, including Emerald. :D

  • NiiDiddy

    definitely a nexus one with an ugly keyboard. very innovative though, and i’m sure it’ll sell like hot cakes…anyone has spec info?

  • Chu

    It looks better than the picture posted before. I’m kind of digging it now.

  • Daddy

    From am actual source I have at HTC. This is the g2, it will be hspa+, and it actually is going to be the first gingerbread device. And T-Mobile is officially going to announce this baby shortly. I know tons of you will call bull, but this is the true G1 successor everyone has been waiting for. And it is sweet.

    • 4ty-phive

      Sorry, but I think gingerbread is for “high” end devices. This is not one of them

      • Perry

        I bet he meant froyo, Gingerbread wont be out until the end of the year. It would make sense if it is coming out in Sept and had froyo.

  • 2FR35H

    Lol at the idiots claiming this is a Nexus One with a keyboard. Lol for some nexus one owners you must not know much of your device.

    Either way the N1 is trash now anyways. Every new high end android device beats the N1.

    This includes all of the Samsung Galaxy S series devices and the New Motorola and HTC Droid Devices.

    get over your outdated device please and thank you.

    • 4ty-phive

      You are wrong, my friend. The N1 has one thing going for it that all those other phones don’t. It’s directly from Google. So, while all those other devices will be stuck on 2.1 for a couple of years, the N1 will be enjoying updates galore.

      • Alex V

        you, my friend, are wrong. Updates come from the manufacturer. Which in this case is HTC

      • Will

        That’s actually correct.

        And I have no idea what 2FR35H is talking about, but no, every “new high end android device” does NOT beat the N1; if that were the case, they’d all be running Froyo already which exactly NONE of them are.

        The Galaxy S series does have a better screen (Super AMOLED) and the graphics processor is great. A good friend of mine has one and it’s an impressive device; I can see the advantages of having it… I can also see the disadvantages it has that the N1 doesn’t have (i.e. I GUARENTEE the N1 or some unreleased HTC handset will see Gingerbread before the Galaxy or any other device). Plus I’d rather have regular old vanilla Android over TouchWiz in any form, any day. In fact, the only thing I’m honestly jealous of about the Vibrant is the placement of the power/settings controls on the pull down menu. The Captivate is crippled just like all the AT&T Android devices are. Only the Sprint version with the front-facing camera and QWERTY is any kind of step forward, but there’s also THIS: I don’t care what anyone says, after the way Samsung handled the Behold II, there’s no way I’d risk spending money on another Android device for them. Sure they’re expected to get Froyo in the next couple of months, but Gingerbread is scheduled to drop in Q4… what do you think the delay will be between Google pushing it out to the N1 and Samsung/T-Mobile releasing it to the Galaxy S?

        The Droid X beats the N1? Surely you jest; you must not be familiar with that whole e-Fuse thing that keeps developers from making custom ROMs for it. Hardware-wise it has a larger screen but… what are the other advantages? Ninjablur? Please.

        The Desire didn’t even have a single advantage over the N1 (unless you consider Sense an advantage, in which case, plenty of developers have ported it to the N1); the only possible advantage it has it recently acquired due to the AMOLED shortage. Now Desire’s are being manufactured with SLCD’s, and the jury’s still out on whether that’s an advantage or not.

        That leaves what device that the N1 could be compared to… oh that’s right, there aren’t any.

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  • Patrick

    I wouldn’t get this phone….and here are my reasons……well, I can sum it up into 1:

    It’s a slide with a snapdragon, and a .3″ bigger screen. No thanks lol

    Don’t get me wrong…I LOVE the slide, and if on launch day I had a choice between this and a slide I’d probably go with this….BUT……..this is far from “revolutionary”. I’ll stick with my vibrant lol

    • rinklighter

      Are you enjoying the Vibrant so far? I played around with it in the store yesterday and am considering taking the leap. I can always sell it until the latest and greatest comes around at the end of the year.

      • Matador

        wife and I like ours…I cant wait for froyo to see how this baby responds. But overall the units works well.

  • bob

    Phone showed up on friday for a beta tester in our store. I must say it looked sharp and i was impressed.


      screen size please

      • eddy

        For the love of god how have you not seen the countless comments that reiterate over and over that it is a 3.7″ screen

    • Perry

      Is it amoled or what? And would you recommend it over the vibrant?

    • If you saw that phone I then saw God.
      Do you want me to say hello to him for you too?

      I don’t know wtf you guys are talking about this being G2 or trademark and N1…you are going totally off topic.

      This clearly looks like cheap phone, even chinese could do better!
      I mean come on look at the freaking keyboard what it’s made of and how it looks. As to t-mobile logo at the top it’s off so it might be a sticker

      …freaking idiots who look at the picture for 1 second, I hate…

      Whatever the name of this phone is, it’s not going to be HSPA+ enabled or “new revolutionary phone”.

      First of all if you compare the image T-Mobile has on it’s website you can see the button on the side , this phone does not have one so it’s clearly not going to be “the smartphone” and who the f*** makes smartphones with keyboard now days? There is software called Swype :)

      If this phone or any close to this phone is going to be the new T-Mobile “smartphone” then no freaking wonder we are in stone age with all phones. While all carriers allow Mobile Access Point aka HotSpot – Tmobile is only one that does not.


  • Tmoguy89

    2 handset launches this september , 22nd and 2nd week!

  • DannOfThurs

    I like this phone a LOT but it’s just a Cliq replacement ATM…love the HSPA+ speeds but I was hoping for a nicer screen. I’ll just have to see how it works out vs. vibrant, still king of the hill :)

    /me would still love a TMO phone with FFC, but at this rate it’s probably going to be Iphone4…yuck :(

  • Barry

    the specs I keep seeing suggest this is a 3.7 inch screen but this new pic compared to that butt ugly one a month ago, the phone itself looks better and the screen looks bigger. maybe if we had something to use as a scale… If the screen is 4″ and hspa+ this will be a Droid 2 and Epic killer especially if it comes with froyo or gingerbread.

  • Quikzilver

    Aren’t phones with screen size of under 4 inches not gingerbread compatible?

  • Barry

    No it was 3.7 but that was a rumor according to Google

  • Zorro

    I’ve had my G1 for what seems like ages, and it has been far and away the best phone I have owned. The guys over at said it looks like a Droid Incredible with a qwerty. If so, I am game. Since I’m reading a lot of people still regard the Incredible as Verizon’s best phone. I’m not sure I am ready to part with my qwerty just yet. This may in fact be the phone I am waiting for.

  • BitBit

    Will this phone have the led notifications like the G1?

  • CD

    Can we get a 5 row keyboard, some of us USE numbers when typing ….

    *Alt Button Hater*

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  • Bobby

    It looks nice but are there any specs on it yet?

  • iFloss™

    It pisses me off we have to see crap 4-row QWERTY keyboards from HTC after we saw the glorious 5-row QWERTY keyboard on the TouchPro2

    That’s just me though. I’m not really an android fan-boy but I’m probably going to be after I receive my Nexus One on sometime this week. They gotta step it up with these hardware releases. That phone looks like a MyTouch Slide for christ’s sakes

    • mj

      haha so typical. telling HTC to fix a phone you haven’t even seen and no next to nothing about. welcome to the tmo news “comments”. lol

  • CD

    Thanks iFloss, exactly what I thought about the look of the phone…like to the T!

    Even the 5 row on my G1 is the BEST QWERTY i have ever had.

  • K Bear

    I would sell my Bold 9700 for this puppy in a heartbeat. This looks like one sweet phone. Can’t wait until it goes on sale!

  • With the ruling on the law suit to day, we will see how this affects the apple app store and the Android app store. This phone could be a viable chose for those who want a keyboard

    • Jason Bonham

      Viable CHOICE

  • LinaBeana

    I would most surely get this phone, loving the big screen and physical keyboard and that little optical pad. But.. This phone has to come packed with atleast 3 megapixels and FLASH!! If not, then I couldn’t get this. I hope this phone comes out in the earlier part of september I can’t wait :)

  • Jason Bonham

    What is the consensus on display technology on this one? Options would be Regular LCD, Super LCD (IPS), Regular AMOLED, or Super AMOLED. My preference would be AMOLED or Super AMOLED, which are clearly superior technologies for the contrast ratios alone. I have a feeling, however, that AMOLED supply can not meet demand for any larger launches like this and that HTC will go with Super LCD, which they’ve already started substituting in the Desire and Nexus One in foreign markets. I guess if we are stuck with LCD, IPS wouldn’t be so bad.

  • MT3GS

    Why does everybody keep treating the slide like it’s radioactive?? I bought my slide a week before the Vibrant came out and haven’t looked back since. I had an iPhone and hated virtual keyboards! IMHO a 600Mhz processor does 98% of what I need and for the remaining 2% I would rather either use my PC or wait the extra few seconds it takes to get something done – the most important thing though is that T-Mobile US actually is starting to get their heads out of their rear ends and is actually giving us decent devices. I wanted a decent slider, even though I’m a power user, the slide works very well for me; and when the Emerald comes out, I will actually buy one. The Vision is definitely for ppl that have G1s that have reached EOL… By the time it comes out, a good deal of ppl that originally bought the G1 are going to be out of contract and on the move; smart move for HTC/T-Mo – even though it took forever…

    • Jason Bonham

      You will find that the opinion of the subset of users on this forum does not in any way reflect the reality of T-Mobile’s customer base and demographics. The Slide is a perfectly good HTC Sense Android 2.1 handset that is selling quite well. And one of the few Qwerty Androids available I might add. This forum represents the state of America’s youth more than anything else or anything real. You will find poor grammar, bad spelling, hystrionics, and a short attention span where everything is inevitably compared to the latest Android flagship handset, whatever that is perceived to be. Don’t take it as any real criticism of the Slide.

      • ryan thill

        I agree. My slide is amazing. It is the most economical smartphone on the market. I’ll probably buy a Vision, but until then the slide fills my needs. There are far too many idiots making rash judgements because of the specs on paper.

        I’m a power user who didn’t buy the slide to watch blu-rays… i bought a ps3 for that.

  • Will

    So uh…

    What do we have to do to get a frickin’ Android device on T-Mobile with a front-facing camera? SHEESH… all that HSPA+ speedy goodness and no video-chat? C’mon T-Mobile/HTC… this should have been included on the Vibrant, honestly.

  • Anthony

    It also has flex capictor so you can go back to the future. You just need 3.3 gigawatts.

    • You mean …

      1.21 jigawatts …

  • Perry

    Would HSPA+ eat up more battery than current 3G technology?

  • l3wish

    Emulators +1. HSPA+ +2

  • NokiaN900User

    This is a successor to G1 which will be called G1 Blaze or HTC Blaze. I dont think people realized the reason why it is a 4row keyborad instead of 5. It is done this way to prevent the phone from being too long with keyboard open (notice screen size is 3.7″). I have a nokia N900 with cramped 3 row keyboard and believe me, it is a dream to use once I got used to it. Now 4 row keyboard will be perfect for me. Even the next nokia N9 has a 4 row keyboard.

    Sidenote: This phone will have flash but no FFC. Watch people start complaining that it doesnt have FFC when it comes out.

    So far, HTC Emerald looks like it wont have a keyboard

  • Barry

    Don’t forget there’s already a G2 on T-Mobile UK the G2 Hero do I don’t think the name will be a big deal if it were to be called the G2 which I doubt.

  • Mikail

    This phone is crap b/c of that f. slide keyboard…if it was just full touch screen it would be perfect

  • LinaBeana

    Why would you put off a touch slider? What happens when the touch screen part gets broken? The physical keypad is a great plan b. Think about it.

  • Barry

    This phone seems really nice especially if it’s 4″ but this optical track pad idk if I like those too much I’d rather have a trackball

  • nain77

    funny how people always judge from PICURES, when i first got my G1 on launch day it was alot smaller then i thought, when i got my HD2 on launch day i was like “wow that screen is amazing” pictures should give u a general idea of the phone. Not lookin at the picture once and going “naahh ill pass the keyboard is only 4 rows” people are pathetic on here man -_-

    • da9th_one

      call it what you will, but i will judge a phone on the keyboard…i need a fully functional tp2 like keyboard for the type of work i do on the phone…different strokes for different folks chief…

  • TmoRepInAL

    As a Nexus One owner, it makes me laugh when people come on here and trash the N1 when they more than likely have never even seen or used one in person. Like the G1 before it, the development community behind the N1 will keep it going for years to come. I’ll be enjoying Gingerbread with way before Samsung or Motorola. Count on it

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  • steven

    looks pretty cool, and i’m eligible for an upgrade in september. too bad i’ve sworn off smart phones

  • Stephanie

    Ummm I’m hoping by release date they will snazzy up the look of the phone because I think its kind of plain lookin and I’m not really feeling the keyboard. I like the look of the MyTouch Slide. The original G1 didn’t have a flash for the cam and the pic quality was horrible. Lets hope on this one they include a flash and upgrade from 2mp to like 5mp. I have a Moto Cliq which I like very much but hate that it doesn’t have a flash for the camera. It takes great pix as long as you are in decent lighting. Still waiting on that 2.1 update though. What the hold up TMo???

    • Corey

      Well the G1 was basically the prototype to see what they have to fix. But your right, this phone looks plain and boring. Even if it has all the great specs it doesnt look appealing on the out sides

      • Davidohio

        What do you consider appealing?

      • Rectal Bleeding

        Wait….Who cares what it looks like? Are you that hung up on aesthetics? If so, go stand in line for a non working i Phone.

        Damn yuppies.

  • Kirsten

    Finally, a slider with a nice form factor.

  • K Bear

    The more I look at the mystery HSPA+ device, the more I truly think that this is it. I so hope so, this thing is so sweet looking and is going to be a game changer.

  • phonegeek

    just realized this looks almost just like the droid 2 ESPECIALLY the keyboard

  • Barry

    HTC Desire HD and Desire Z spotted at Vodafone Germany

    I’m thinking this is the desire z not for T-Mobile USA

    • chotpy

      probably rebranded

  • Kevin Cornejo

    I have an iphone 4 and it sucked for the longest time because I used to have a jailbroken 3gs, now that the iphone 4 jailbreak is out, it is literally the best thing to touch this earth. By far, nothing is beating it for a while. I’ve had androids before, like the G1 and so forth but nothing compares to this.

  • Exec4Future

    Looks like the slide to me. and we dont even have 3g in our town except for up at the tmobile call center up the road so I am not too worried about getting a hspa+ phone anytime soon. The BlackBerry Torch needs to get on T-Mo and fast.

  • Kevin

    I am very anxious to see this phone. I left my sidekick for a Nokia N900 because I wanted a good slider phone (something T-mobile is lacking) I have been with T-mobile 10 years and a sidekick user for 8 years. This looks like a great phone, I do not see a front facing camera though, seems most new high end phones have this & I am currently using my N900 to skype.

    • MrMeNaCe

      Same here i currently have a n900 which im very happy with besides minor things like horozotal view, but my contract is up come october 3rd so im thinking should i get a G2? or just jump ship entirely. because im spoiled by my n900 and unlimited video chat via skype on 3.5g!

  • Mike

    I will confirm that this is the G2. The final version of it was released about a week ago.