Are you a T-Mobile customer jealous that your HTC EVO 4G toting friends are enjoying fast data speeds while you’re stuck with measly 3G? Perhaps the T-Mobile G2 teaser page that went up has you even more anxious since you’re still rocking the G1? While this news may not help ease your worries, at least you now know what the latest T-Mobile Android smartphone will look like, and you can rest easy knowing it will sport HSPA+ support.
As you can see, HTC has replaced the trackball in front with an optical trackpad for navigation. It also appears to be a bit slimmer than the G1 and it does away with the angled lip at the bottom which some of us found a bit cumbersome and annoying. Although it looks a bit bland and boring, when compared to the G1 or even T-Mobile’s current top-of-the-line Android handset, the myTouch 3G Slide, the new G2 looks sleek.
Is anyone getting excited for the new handset? Android is taking the market by storm and is poised to overtake the iPhone in terms of market share, and the app market is growing with higher quality apps to reflect that. And word is that the T-Mobile G2 will be shipping with Android 2.2, or Froyo.
In case you missed it yesterday, here’s what T-Mobile has to say about the handset:
T-Mobile is proud to have launched the world’s first Android-powered phone, the T-Mobile G1, which captured the imagination of developers and consumers alike nearly two years ago. Now, we are readying its successor – the T-Mobile G2 with Google. Delivering tight integration with Google services, the G2 will break new ground as the first smartphone specifically designed for our advanced HSPA+ network, which delivers today’s available 4G speeds. In the coming weeks we’ll share more details about the G2, including information on how current T-Mobile customers can get exclusive first access. Visit http://g2.t-mobile.com to register for updates.
If you’re waiting anxiously for this handset, be sure to sign up to register for updates. Or, you know, you can stay tuned with us and we’ll let you know ASAP when you can pre-order or buy this new baby.