T-Mobile Releases Additional G2 Info

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.  T-Mobile has officially set up the G2′s page (hey, some of those photo’s look familiar).  Sadly, no pre-order or release date is listed, we are just teased with a “coming soon” sign.  They do say, though, that “Current T-Mobile customers will get exclusive access to pre-order the G2 starting later this month.”  There are some pretty nifty things that this phone will be capable of, but I won’t bore you with the details.  Instead, you can read up on them yourself below or at the T-Mobile G2 website.  For those of you waiting, this will surely make your mouth water some more, and maybe help time fly between now and the release date (again, we are hearing October 6th now??).  As for all the readers, leave your thoughts in the comments!

Specs of Interest: 800MHz Qualcomm MSM 7230 Scorpion, 5 MP camera with 720p video recording and LED flash, 4GB ROM, 512 MB RAM, 8GB microSD included, HSPA+ capable, 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a QWERTY keyboard!

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Introducing the T-Mobile G2 with Google — the First Smartphone Delivering 4G Speeds on T-Mobile’s Super-Fast HSPA+ Network

T-Mobile, Google and HTC re-team to deliver the groundbreaking successor to the T-Mobile G1; Exclusive preorder for current T-Mobile customers begins later this month

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Sept. 9, 2010 T-Mobile USA, Inc. today unveiled the T-Mobile® G2™ with Google™, delivering downloads at 4G speeds1, a blazing fast web browsing experience and tight integration with Google services. The G2 breaks new ground as the first smartphone specifically designed for T-Mobile’s new HSPA+ network2, which covers 100 million Americans in more than 55 major metropolitan areas across the country. The G2 is an ultra-powerful smartphone designed by HTC and is the highly anticipated successor to the T-Mobile G1, the world’s first Android™-powered mobile phone, pairing a large 3.7-inch screen with a unique hinge design that opens to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. Current T-Mobile customers will get exclusive access to preorder the G2 starting later this month.

“T-Mobile ignited the spark that set the Android world ablaze two years ago with the launch of the world’s first Android-powered mobile phone, the T-Mobile G1, which remains an important milestone for both T-Mobile and the Android operating system,” said Cole Brodman, chief technology and innovation officer, T-Mobile USA. “Now, with the launch of the T-Mobile G2, we are re-teaming with our partners at Google and HTC to provide T-Mobile customers with another first — the first Android smartphone designed to deliver 4G speeds on our new network.”

“One of the advantages of an open platform is the opportunity for developers to create rich mobile experiences and seamlessly get those experiences into the hands of consumers,” said Andy Rubin, vice president, engineering, Google. “From new services, such as Voice Actions, to mobile applications, developer-led Android innovation is flourishing. On Android Market alone, the number of applications available to consumers has grown from just 50 applications two years ago to more than 80,000 applications today.”

“Two years ago, HTC and T-Mobile worked together to deliver the world’s first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1. From that start, Android has grown to be the leading smartphone platform in the U.S., and one of the most popular globally,” said Peter Chou, chief executive officer, HTC Corporation. “With today’s announcement of the G2, HTC and T-Mobile are once again bringing a breakthrough Android product to market.”

The first smartphone specifically designed to deliver 4G speeds on T-Mobile’s new HSPA+ network, the G2 is optimized for performance to provide customers with blazing fast access to a world of information through websites, applications, videos, file downloads and more. 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™, which currently offers more than 80,000 applications.

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.

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 — with download speeds faster than other solutions currently in the market.

The G2 delivers advanced smartphone features including an HD video camera for recording crystal-clear, high-definition (720p) videos that can be automatically uploaded to your Photobucket account and a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. 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. In addition, the G2 features a pre-installed 8GB microSD memory card with support for up to 32 GB, as well as a music player.

Additional features of the G2 include the following:

  • Dedicated Quick Keys for one-touch access to your favorite Google shortcuts and applications
  • 4GB internal memory with pre-installed 8GB micro SD card, with support for up to 32 GB of external memory
  • Built-in 3.5mm headphone jack, stereo headset and Bluetooth support
  • Swype® text input for fast, accurate communication
  • Adobe FlashPlayer enabled Web browsing experience
  • Pinch and zoom functionality for Web browsing and photo gallery


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. Visit http://g2.t-mobile.com to register for updates.

About T-Mobile’s HSPA+ Network

T-Mobile continues to expand its super-fast HSPA+ mobile broadband network, which now covers 100 million Americans in more than 55 major metropolitan areas. T-Mobile’s new HSPA+ network — which offers theoretical peak throughput speeds of 21 Mbps — offers today’s available 4G speeds to more people than any other wireless network in the country, with plans to reach more than 200 million people this year. For more information on where T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network service is available, please visit http://t-mobile.com/coverage.

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1HSPA+ operates at today’s 4G speeds; not available everywhere.

2 The T-Mobile G2 is designed for theoretical peak speeds of 14.4 Mbps

Google, Android, Android Market, Google Voice, Voice Actions, Google Goggles, Gmail, Google Search, Google Maps, YouTube, Google Talk and Google Earth are trademarks of Google, Inc.

Qualcomm is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Snapdragon is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the second quarter of 2010, more than 130 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.6 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world’s most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the current views of Deutsche Telekom management with respect to future events. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project” and “should” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current plans, estimates and projections, and therefore you should not place too much reliance on them. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond Deutsche Telekom’s control, including, without limitation, those factors set forth in “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” contained in Deutsche Telekom’s annual report. If these or other risks and uncertainties materialize, or if the assumptions underlying any of these statements prove incorrect, Deutsche Telekom’s actual results may be materially different from those expressed or implied by such statements. Deutsche Telekom does not intend or assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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  • Jared

    Just got disappointed..
    Only supports T-Mobile’s UMTS bands, which are useless in most of the rest of the world. :(
    May have to wait for the Vision (European version) to be released.

    • Jared

      Well, most of the Americas outside of Canada, which is what matters to me.

    • Chimphappyhour

      Ditto here. I’ll be sticking with my Nexus since I’ve got 3G options with it when I travel.

  • Dia

    For everyone jumping up and down about FFC. As most of you know or guessed, they’ve had it Japan for at least 5 years now. My wife’s mobile had it, even my prepaid had it. And guess what. . . almost NOBODY uses it there. You use it for a couple of times when its new, because of course it’s gimicky (Such a word?). People say they want to use FFC? When more and more people are talking less and SMSing more. . .but we’re going to use FFC, which is really a pain-the-ass to communicate with. And if it was so great, then why weren’t people climbing over each other to get any Nokia smart phones? I know my E71 and the n73 have FFC, as well as some of the other high end Nokias. As a matter of fact, I believe the Nokia E73 (For TMobile) has an FFC. I don’t know what the obsession is for it, but if it’s a deal breaker for you, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.

    P.S. Can we PLEASE stop saying “Fail”. It’s more annoying than Buh-Bye.

    • Meel

      It’s not always about whether or not someone will use it, consumers just want the option. I’m an avid T-Mobile fan and think this will be a strong phone, but sales start on the spec sheet these days and ANYHTING missing will lose buyers. That includes things like a FFC…

      • pimpstrong

        True on all points.

  • Marc

    Does it have FM radio?

  • mikeeeee

    no WIFI?

    • Brian

      that has to be a mistake, right? has HTC dropped WIFI from any other recent phones?

      • legendary1022

        It has wifi, its a requirement to have the With Google. All android phones must have wifi, bluetooth, and GPS

      • Brian

        Great! I can’t believe TMO missed that on their spec sheet for their new flagship phone :)

  • NokiaN900User

    For what its worth, calling this phone by the 800 Mhz does it no justice AT ALL. This thing FLIES. Ive said it in previous posts (look me up). The only 2 things that the vibrant has over this G2 are:
    SAMOLED screen which I LOVE
    Vibrant GPU is a tard bit faster than the G@ GPU.

    • Marcelo L

      Except where folks completely miss the point that this phone’s processor, while having a better GPU than the Snapdragon, has worse overall Floating point and Integer processing scores ( yes, we’re prorating back to an 800Mhz versus 1Ghz processor, but we’re talking a HUGE margin, not something that should be accountable by a 20% differential in CPU frequency. ) The MSM7230 processing-wise is horrid.

      Look at GLBenchmark.com, and for yourself,


      In CPU Floating point it’s rated 3x+ slower than the Vibrant. Even the Acer Liquid A1 is rated faster, and it’s only clocked at 768Mhz ! In Integer benchmarks it’s a little better, though besting the Acer Liquid A1, the G2/Vision is bested by the HTC Touch Diamond 2, a phone that’s been off the market for like 2 years already.

      Like Scott said, call me when TMobile gets it’s act together, and actually releases a phone to supplant the Vibrant, and is really comparable to the higher end phones the other carriers are offering.

      Until then, raise all the hoopla you want, the G2 will still be more fizzle than sizzle.

      • thaghost

        marcelo, u still posting that bogus info. stop hating on the g2. damn.

      • Foxeh

        Yet somehow the “CPU” based skinning test completely schools the likes of the current snapdragons on the market.

        Those benchmarks make no sense and they conflict with themselves. I suggest you stop waving that user submission around like it’s the Holy Bible until we get something more concrete. x_x

      • joel

        Yeah, I’m sticking by original response to these CPU floating/integer numbers that something doesn’t seem right. Let’s see some other benchmarks

  • Emil Ghoting

    3.7″ & 800mhZ. I’ll pass.

    • NokiaN900User

      I feel like I have to school people about clock speeds and cycles. This phone has a better GPU than EVO, mytouch slide and should be comparable to droid X. Im willing to bet its even faster that vibrant because it still has 2.1 on it. Note that vibrant will become faster than G2 when it is updated with 2.2. I cant find the link where the benchmarks were done. I will post it later.

      Simply put 800Mhz + better GPU > 1Ghz with previous gen GPU

      • NokiaN900User

        Ok I found the link. Here is the link for the benchmarks for comparable phones to G2 aka vision:

      • Scott

        That’s true as long as you are playing 3D games. Outside of gaming, a strong GPU is pretty much useless. Any modern piece of silicon can push 800×480 pixels in no time.

        T-Mobile really seems to be targeting its superphones at teenagers. Wonder if they’ll bundle games with the G2 too…?

      • Barry

        800mhz<1ghz that's all people see. the iPhone has a 800mhz processor and if there's one thing I envy about the iPhone is how smooth it is. Save your breath bro. And the glaring fact ppl seem to always over look is the fact that the processor is 1ghz underclocked to 800mhz to conserve the battery. And I'm almost positive there's an app that allows you to overclock your phone without rooting. So the processor speed issue needs to be put to rest.

      • Marcelo L


        Please have a look at the benchmarks themselves……the GPU may hold it’s own, but in raw processing power the 7230 is a fizzle. Floating point and Integer scores are ridiculously low, bested by phones that’ve been on the market for a year ( Acer Liquid A1, Floating Point ), or two ( HTC Touch Diamond 2, Integer ).

        Mhz Speed Not = Performance

        CPU Core Efficiency + Mhz Speed + Bus Speed = Vroooom.

      • thaghost

        here u go marcelo “the g2 hater” here is a link since u like links, smh.


      • thaghost
      • joel

        Not buying the current CPU float/integer benchmarks until I see more benchmarks. Let’s see what happens when we run Linpack or Quantrant :) Soon as I get a chance to, I’m on it

  • alex32

    i cant wait, this gives me hope that it releases the 15th of spetmber insteadof an extra week.

  • Josh

    The 4GB of ROM intrigues me. Are they just trying to future proof it? I guess I’m assuming that the system will have access to it which maybe isn’t a safe bet. The Droid Incredible for instance only has 512MB of ROM. I’m hoping this is so that we can get gingerbread, I’m going to be so pissed if I buy this and it never sees anything past 2.2

    • badbob001

      It doesn’t mention how much of that 4GB Internal Memory is dedicated to the firmware (ROM). The Vibrant has 16GB Internal Memory with 2GB for the firmware.

  • Holiday

    why does tmobile call it 4G? they should be calling it 3.5G…smh…anyways i rather get the Nokia N8…the only asian made phone i would buy are from the japanese everything else is crap.

    • Yyevo

      More racist comments. Grow up, moron!

      • kendrix_myrealname

        Yea even the all mighty iPhone is made in China dumbass. Its just designed in Cali

      • holiday

        My comment is not at all racist idiot. Only a racist thinking moron like yourself would view it as that. grow up.

    • Justin

      T-Mobile doesn’t call it 4G. They say 4G-like speeds. It’s been proven that T-Mobile’s HSPA+ service is faster than Sprint’s WiMAX service on multiple occasions.

      • Marcelo L

        You forgot…IF….you have coverage. Supposedly they have coverage here in Miami, but

        A) It doesn’t even show up on their coverage map.

        B) I certainly haven’t found speed to write home about except in one 10 block radius in South Central Dade……and a 10 block radius doesn’t count as coverage for all of Miami. Funny, the coverage isn’t even in the City of Miami proper, but part of Miami-Dade County.

        So……Coverage + HSPA+ = 4G-like speeds


    • Frigadroid

      Nokia is based in finland and makes phones all over the world including china. Nowadays electronic devices are assembled all over the world from parts that come from all around the world. Even some phones have the same parts so get real dude. Your so called japanese made phone could be full of korean, chinese, and taiwanese parts.

    • mad dog

      Nobody cares about Nokia. They have never been a major player in the U.S..

  • J-Hop2o6

    I can’t wait to get the G2!!

    but, why haven’t Tmo showed the back yet? only 1300mAh? guess they had to thin the battery more.. and WHAT IS THE SCREEN TECH!? AMOLED? SLCD?

  • alex32

    does this have wifi? I dont see it on the sheet
    (getting the phone no matter what)

    • J-Hop2o6

      of course it’ll have WiFi.. Tmo just needs to finish updating the page.. they’ve done this before.

  • Evan

    4gigs of ROM? Please overlook my stupidity, but does that have anything to do with memory?

    • Andrew

      Not for performance, but internal memory is almost always better than a microSD card.

  • Alex

    Amazing the silly complaints…anyway:

    Stock Android-this sold me right here
    Love the keyboard..

    This is a great phone and XDA will turn this phone into a haven for the roms..Awesome phone TMOBILE!!!

  • Edward351

    Does anyone know if this has HDMI output? Anyone know what format this captures the 720p video in?

  • mike_V

    i think u have a typo, you posted it has 4GB ROM…..

  • mike_V

    shouldnt it be 4GB of internal memory?

  • currator

    brandon. i never said what kind of phone i was getting so why do you jump str8 to android. fanboyism maybe it10tism maybe. there are many other choices for smart phones out there. im just saying not sure when i am going to jump ship. if tmobile jumps and gets better signal were i am ill stay but its sad that all they have is edge in some parts of town and att sprint and verizon all have 3g were i live its soo sad that tmobile is again behind the times. whats new. no updates for phones signal sucks or is spotty i would go with att but they have data caps so thats a no. i just wish tmobile would use some common sense and spend some money on signal. i mean even metro laughs at tmobile and they are rolling lte to several of there markets. im just lost about tmobile i came back to them this my second time having them and guess what i had them in 04 and 05 and the signal is still the same thats sad

    • Brandon

      I jumped straight to android because this is a G2 article. I am an android fan. It has its problems (like any OS) but im a fan. Im just tired of people complaining about the G2 (before they get their hands on it) and Tmobile as a whole. Dont like it? Move on. Thats all im saying. But if you do live in a more rural area i can understand the whole signal thing. Im from Miami but Ive been in NYC for the past few years. I can tell you tmobile in NYC is awesome. Miami, its ok, and Orlando is horrendous. So I do get your frustration. AT&T is the worst in NYC. Its been documented lol

    • http://soapboxuniverse.blogspot.com/?spref=gb K. Ray

      Verizon will have LTE by end of the year as well. If people can’t get service this will also be a problem with sales.

  • g1ana

    Yes! I hope they have other colors available! I am happy with the phone, I just want to get rid of my G1 it is time to move on and I think the G2 is a good move for now~~!

  • Vibrant Guy

    Did anyone else notice the price at the bottom of the screen? It doesn’t affect me at all, but I wonder what the discounted price will be….hmmm

    †On approved credit. $125 down payment, plus 3 monthly payments of $125, required. 0% APR. Taxes & fees additional. Available only at T-Mobile-owned retail stores; see store for details.

    • g1ana

      Yeah I just saw that. That is $500 which is probably going to be the retail price. I hope as new or upgrade will be $199 then. (I hope)

      • Vibrant Guy

        I don’t plan on getting this phone, but it looks cool. I’m not a fan of keyboard that slide out, and IMO…the Vibrant rules all Android phones right now.

  • jymmyb

    on word……. PAASSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jymmyb

    Another word….. NEXT!!!!!

    • Steve Jobless

      One syllable, NO.

  • Celtic Mobile

    Looks like Google Voice may have figured out number porting at last!

  • Jabs

    I’m more likely than not getting this phone but did anyone notice the battery standby is 17.5 hours??? Seems a little low, hopefully its a typo or the phones not going to last even a day.

    • J-Hop2o6

      of course its a type.. but its 17.5 DAYS of standby time tho.

      • J-Hop2o6


  • jose

    i really wanted this phone soo bad but damn its heavy! 6.5 ounces (184 grams!)

    • Foxeh

      Yeah, that’s quite hefty, even with a 1300mAh battery. I’m thinking it might be worth it if this thing is made of metal…

      • J-Hop2o6

        yea its not made of plastic, which is a good thing.

  • Brandon

    Viedo? Spellcheck anyone? (fixed, now useless comment – Andrew)

    • Andrew

      There is always one.

  • pimpstrong

    one down, two to go. So whats gonna be after the myTouch HD and the HD7? Being a myTouch means the HD is not an option for me and the HD7 is WP7 so its not for me either… I think at this point all i really want is a bigger(4.3″ – 5″) Galaxy S. The Tab wont fit in my pocket.

  • FlyingRequin

    see comparison Vibrant vs. G2


    Better Vibrant
    – Missing Wifi N ( b/g/n vs. b/g)
    – Lower bluetooth version (3.0 vs 2.1)
    – Less total internal memory (2GB ROM +16 vs. 4GB ROM)
    – Worse Screen (4″ S-Amoled versus 3.7″ TFT)
    – Lower battery Capacity (1500mAh vs. 1300mAh)
    – Lighter 118g vs. 184g

    Better G2
    – HTC!
    – Keyboard (can be seen both as an advantage or not)
    – More ROM memory 4GB vs 2GB
    – Stock Android
    – Froyo (temporary advantage)
    – HSPA+ Compatible (enables 14.4Mb speeds vs. 7.2Mb – but in reality, who really gets 7.2 vibrant on HSPA+ today — which makes me doubt that I would get any more on G2)

    – CPU – Hummingbird vs. Scorpion — based on GL benchmark results Vibrant is actually just a hair faster

    So what?

    After waiting a few months from Vibrant, this does not seem to be a better phone, if anything about the same.

    Will I buy it? — I will check it out in the stores, but will probably wait for the Touch HD

    • pimpstrong

      Vibrant has 16GB of Rom with a 2GB SD card
      G2 has 4GB of ROM with an 8GB SD card

      • FlyingRequin

        The 8gb is on an SD card — therefore external to the phone. You can have the same on a Vibrant (it also already comes with a 2GB SD card)

      • pimpstrong

        – Less total internal memory (2GB ROM +16 vs. 4GB ROM)
        – More ROM memory 4GB vs 2GB

        That info is wrong. The Vibrant has 16GB ON BOARD storage. The EPIC and Fascinate have 2GB ROM while the Vibrant has 16…

    • remister

      I just did a bandwidth test today on my Vibrant
      I was averaging 5Mbps in LA, CA where HSPDA is available. It’s not bad.

      I will buy the G2 to test out for 30 days when it releases, to see how everything fares

      • pimpstrong

        3.2 MAX for me anywhere in KC

      • Marcelo L

        You two should live with <1Mbps speeds like us here in Miami for a while, and then we'll talk about speed, huh ?

        They announced we had HSPA+ here in Miami last week, and we still don't have speed that approach KC, much less LA.

        And you think why some folks might be skeptical about all this HSPA+ market-speak ?

        How about building up your infrastructure, TMo. Hmm ?

      • pimpstrong

        Hey hey I’m plenty satisfied with 3.2 But yeah the time is almost near for HSPA+ to prove itself on a cellphone and I’m lookin forward to it. I just hope for TMO’s sake that it more than doubles the speeds we see on today’s HSPA phones. Otherwise, eh.

    • J-Hop2o6

      the G2’s specs are not yet finalized.. we don’t even know what the screen tech is yet.

  • currator

    im mean its not even really rual tmobile is waiting on att to lay fiber for them or comcast in my county we are supposed to go edge then upgrade to hspa+ but they are months behinde even getting edge done so thats why im mad cuz my phone has not been updated. the store manager told me the whole hspa+ deal is the only reason i cam back to tmobile i mean i got good credit and make good money. whnen they ran my credit it came back up to 10 lines no deposite and phone i want up to 500 i can get on payments it was like that with att as well up to 5 lines no deposite soo its not the money or credit is the problem they sold me a phone that was no good the day i got it which was the day it came out the cliq i got one for me and one for the wife. i just feel cheated i pay like 188 a month after work discount so i am sure if i complain they will kiss my rear and give me a good deal on a g2 maybe even 2 free ones when i say i am going to big red i might try it not sure. good news is i can get out of contract anytime i want just tell them i moved to my parts address they dont have signal there then they have to release me. im just saying i mean i like tmobile alot thats why i am back to them for the 2 time but the signal and data is killing me. i rather not go to sprint and i dont want to go to big red but i got to do what i got to do soo we will see if they get the data in this area right ill be happy

  • mailman13877

    Haha I’m loving my Evo with no issues and I’m glad I left TMO. I am also getting by far better service in my areas. This G2 is an utter disappointment for you guys like I warned. No FFC is a dealbreaker for many people including me. TMO is the only company without an FFC phone an that makes it more of a FAILURE for TMO cuzz people get what’s hot and seeing there’s now 5 Android (including Verizon upcoming Evo like phone) and 1 none Android phone with FFC the choices are pretty clear for most people. TMO phones are all just looking outdated. If I was the top man in TMO I’d make the MTHD my HSPA+ launch phone seeing it has an FFC or is rumored to have one. That would have hyped it up a million times more than this none 1GHz running crap of a phone. Oh and btw I promise you guys that the dual flash on this phone takes by far better night pix than the vibrator. That flash on my Evo is extremely bright. When I go to bars it has come in handy for me lovely. Oh and another great thing that makes the Evo the top phone still is the keyboard. They said Swype is only slower than a physical keyboard. They were right..sort of. Because the HTC keyboard has multi touch it makes the Evo typing speed equal to a physical keyboard and I can confirm its faster than Swype. I honestly beat my friend out by literally 3.3 seconds in a competition vs his Swype on his Droid Eris. Evooo FTW

    • mailman13877

      Oh and I forgot. Evo has an FM radio app pre installed. Don’t know bout the G2 but that is also a plus for me.

      • Barry

        Yo man you’re. An idiot its documented that this phone is on par with the vibrant as far as speed. So guess that makes it faster than your evo. You clearly like quantity over qualit. Also you failed to talk about how great your ffc is during your pointless rant or the “4G”. And show me where that phone is going to vzw and show me their current phone with a ffc.

    • FlyingRequin

      What about your battery life for the EVO???? huhuh.. A hummer is not a great car – it is a gas guzzler.

      hdmi = gimmick

      who wants cables when you have wifi + DLNA

      • mtnman

        With Samsung Kies, I can also Tether my Vibrant, Convert Movies to Mp4 format and play them on my Vibrant as well.

    • Midori

      If we ignore him he’ll go away our comments are like fuel for his fire,but before that your EVO was a long,long,long,long,long time ago the G2 is now!

    • Ella K.

      the T-mobile E73 has a FFC

  • http://soapboxuniverse.blogspot.com/?spref=gb K. Ray

    I’ve seen test where HSPA plus is faster but only by a little. The problem for some may be they can buy this phone but HSPA will not work on it because T-Mobile still on edge or less in there area. If the rumors are true, I’m waiting to see if T-Mobile and Sprint merge. Stay Thirsty my friends

  • http://www.brandnblaze.com GoDJ

    Hmmm, what to choose. G2, MyTouch HD, Vibrant, W7 Phone…. What else??

    • pimpstrong

      Let’s hope there’s a slew of HSPA+ devices early next year to step the game up.

  • KrayzieN9ne

    This article says
    “Adding fuel to the G2’s speed is its SNAPDRAGON™ MSM7230 mobile processor”

    So why are other people stating the processor is a new Scorpion when it’s actually the same old Snapdragon of the nexus with a slightly newer GPU?

    Also is that standby time correct or a typo? Any confirmations to that?
    How come the spec list doesn’t list WIFi?

    • Foxeh

      Qualcomm has been sketchy on whether or not they refer to the MSM7230 as a Snapdragon or not. Architecturally it’s of the same family, but the current Snapdragons on the market are 1st generation while the MSM7230 is a 2nd gen part. Most notably is the die shrink and better GPU (to accelerate UI, web, Flash, etc).

      So it’s not actually the “same old Snapdragon of the Nexus,” but it’s not some new revelation either. In short it’s a much more balanced system now. Older Snapdragons had to rely heavily on the brute force of the CPU while the G2 is spec’d a lot closer to the current iPhone, theoretically.

      • J-Hop2o6

        ^^ CORRECT! and yes, the standby time is a typo.. common.. common sense its suppose to say 17.5 DAYS of standby.. and OF COURSE it’ll have wifi.. why the f*ck wouldn’t a smartphone have it? lol don’t take the info on Tmo’s page 100% when its not released yet, and the page still needs updating.. smh

  • Midori

    Current T-Mobile customer will be able to pre order this phone later this month it says.

  • g1ana

    I dont get why people come to these blogs and just complain and complain and be so negative. I think if you are going to post something about a new phone, why should it be so negative, if you havent even seen it or used it yet. Just my opinion.

  • mrfochs

    Well For those whining about the 800Mhz being out of date compared to 1 Ghz – everything is now out of date compared to the newly announced A15 ARM Chip (http://www.fastcompany.com/1687816/arms-a15-chip-revealed-means-your-2013-iphone-will-be-astonishing).

    For everyone else annoyed by the constant comparison of CPU hz speeds, you are not alone – http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/chris-dannen/techwatch/are-gigahertz-wars-over?nav=inform-rl

  • Original G1er

    The only phones out this year that will be worthy of an purchase are…

    iPhone 4, G2/stock android and maybe one of the windows7 phones. That’s it!!

    Everything else = unnecessary extra processing cheesy U.I overlays HTC sense/expresso, touchwiz, motoblur etc.. And have bloatware..

    Not to mention other android phones like the droids/EVO etc look like they could be sold in the boonies at walmart/radioshack… Their trashy looking.

    Mytouch HD will most likely follow the cheap mytouch design….. It will most likely look like an Mytouch slide without the slide…

    iPhone 4, G2, windows 7 phone…..are the top choices. Book it.

    Sent from my iPad.

  • mailman13877 (Evo 4G)

    Lmao you SETTLERS. First of the dnla support is nothing cuzz correct me if I’m wrong but can’t any new phone these days get dnla support via root or a 3rd party app?Also the HDMI is just fine with the wire.You guys are right the battery isn’t a good as the vibrator but its a hell of a lot better than my former G1 battery so I’m happy plus I have 3 batteries cuzz I got 2 with the double sided charger I got for $10 on EBay. As far as the dude asking to see the Verizon FFC phone coming out by HTC then go on engadget mobile site. there’s two articles with pix of it.

  • CD

    Cant wait, ef the haters, im getting the G2…

  • cellswag5

    this phone may not release til oct.cuz there isnt much time left to pre order im hoping the my touch hd comes in nov. and is way better then the g2. but mostly likely wont. the my touch came out a few month after the g1.i guess my bold will have to hold me down til 2011. sk twist????

  • cellswag5

    the added onuces fail. the my touch slide was too heavy for me. i saw the pic thinking the g2 was thinner but its not 500 without a new plan. thats a lot for a phone thats kinda outdated this should have dropped in june instead of the my touch slide. ill wait for something better early 2011

  • alex32

    tmobile g2 preorders start tomorrow in BEST BUY stores. They also say the G2 will be available in tmobile stores october 6th ):.

    ugh I was hoping september 15th to 29..guess ill have to wait more to buy this phone.

    Whats the difference between buying it in best buy and buying the g2 in tmobile stores??


  • Bobert

    haha Google just bitch slapped TMO and the G2 by releasing the GV widgets. Now the g2 wont be the first phone to feature them.
    I dont see a reason to leave my Nexus for this phone although I could be swayed.

  • http://www.WhitneyApps.com Steve @ WhitneyApps

    Any word on Wi-Fi hotspot?? That’s a pretty cool Froyo feature.

  • Rick

    I’m disappointed in the memory specs, I guess something had to be shorted to pay for the keyboard. I won’t buy one until I can hold one in my hands and kick its tires. IMHO HSPA+ is its strong point, however, when will get that in Louisville. I went a year on my G1 with Edge and promise that kept getting pushed back. I kind of expect the same thing with HSPA+. Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice shame on you.

  • shawn

    the my touch HD is better than the G2 sorry 2 say hurts but its true!!

  • Elaine

    disappointed. crappy keyboard and only 4gb internal memory. c’mon… this is what i get after all the waiting?

  • b3t0

    Does anyone know when tmobile its going to take pre orders?

  • OtherGuy

  • OtherGuy

    Looks pretty good to me

  • LowRecruit

    Well it looks fine no doubts, but when you’re in Europe it’s a different story. Just have to wait for another provider i guess. I’ve check the availability of this G2 on http://simtariff.com/ – nice site by the way with multiple tariff plans from international providers. Worth a look