A few weeks ago T-Mobile launched a new teaser page touting an upcoming launch of their all new HSPA+ phone, or a phone that has access to T-Mobile’s latest and fastest 3G network with 4G-like speeds (up to a whopping 14.4 Mbps, or faster than many of us even get in our homes!). Today, T-Mobile dropped some more clues on what this mysterious but already awesome phone might be– and while we still don’t know what exactly it is, when it’s coming, or how much it will cost– we do now know the name. Everyone, say hello to the T-Mobile G2.
That’s pretty much all T-Mobile wants to share today (though now we do know that it will be an Android running phone with close Google ties— maybe even being the phone to launch the next version of Android, version 3.0 aka Gingerbread? While that is purely my own guess at this point, I could see that happening considering T-Mobile’s mention of the G1 and how it was the first Android phone. To me it’s only fitting that Google’s next big leap be the next generation of the G1, and 3.0— which is said to be coming before the end of the year– has all the promises of being that next big thing in Android). In meantime, we’re all gonna have to sit tight and wait it out for the next few weeks until T-Mobile decides to share some more. You can also sign-up today at T-Mobile’s “teaser” page to get emailed once more details become available.
Moving on in T-Mobile Android news, Motorola and T-Mobile today finally announced pricing and release for the upcoming Motorola Charm (Android with a BlackBerry-like design as you can see in the pic above). This is very good news for anyone looking for a cheap but solid smartphone and doesn’t need/want all the bells and whistles of phones like the myTouch 3G Slide and Vibrant. The Charm will be launching just in time for school— next Wednesday August 25th— for a very solid $74.99 with new 2 year contract and data plan. For a full recap of what the Charm is, see our previous post here.
Not a bad day to be a T-Mobile user indeed. So, anyone else wanna throw in their guess what the mysterious G2 is?
T-Mobile myTouch 3G (shown in white, Merlot (red) and black).
Earlier this week T-Mobile finally let out of the bag something we wrote about a while ago (think January!)– confirming the next version of the first Google Android phone– the G1– with the announcement of the myTouch 3G (some of you may know of this as the G2 or HTC Magic. HTC, who also made the G1, also make this phone). This is actually a much cooler phone that what it looked like in its apparently early stages when we first wrote about it. So buckle up T-Mobile users, and hit the more link, because a lot of awesomeness is about to come your way.
Well pix are out now on the internet of T-Mobile’s next possible version of Google’s Android powered T-Mobile G1 (to learn about the original G1, see our previous posts here). The pix show a whole new design with no annoying “chin” for the trackball, and instead has the trackball built straight on the device (Finally! That “chin” must be really annoying to use for texting).
There also appears to be different forms of buttons underneath the screen, a 3.2 megapixel camera, and what is arguably the biggest design change– no physical keyboard. Yup, the G2 looks to drop one of it’s biggest feature in order to get a thinner design. Oh, and as of right now that would be a pretty big problem as Android doesn’t have a virtual keyboard like the iPhone. Don’t worry though possible G2 owners, we fully expect Android to have an official virtual keyboard well before this thing comes to it’s rumored launch in May 🙂
I personally don’t find the new G2 design to be so great, as the smaller buttons and new design just look plain ugly to me (at least from this shot), especially when compared to phones like the iPhone, Blackberry Storm and Bold, and I even think it looks worse then the original G1 (which I didn’t think was so bad to begin with, minus the whole “chin”). Though, a bunch of awesome features would make that feeling go away pretty quickly 😉 (you know, an awesome, possibly even multi-touch touchscreen, a normal 3.5 mm headphone jack instead of the current “do all USB port” on the G1 would be some good starts).
Again all this is just a rumored device, as neither T-Mobile, HTC (the makers of the phone as well as the G1), or Google have said anything. But hey, assuming this is the G2, what features would you like to see in this phone? Do you like the new design, even if it means losing the keyboard? G1 owners, you like/dislike your G1, and would you reccomend the G1, or that people wait for the G2 to come out? Sound off in the comments.
Info and pix from Engadget.com
Motorola Zine for T-Mobile
Looking for a good T-Mobile phone that won’t burn a hole in your wallet? Then look no further. Today T-Mobile released the Motorola ZINE for $99 on a 2 year contract. Yup thats $99. So what makes this phone so great that you should consider this? See below for all the features.
Waiting for that new touchscreen, 3G, Google Android powered Sidekick-like device to finally launch for T-Mobile? If so, then run out now to your local T-Mobile store and pick one up because that day is finally here. Price is $179.99 with a 2 year contract on T-Mobile (with no need for a $70 plan like iPhone 3G!). For a recap of some of the features of this phone see our previous post here.
Oh, and if you do get this phone, let us know how it is (and if it lives up to all the hype and is better than the iPhone) in the comments.
The T-Mobile G1!!!
Forget all that iPhone 3G update stuff– that’s old news now 🙂 Yesterday Google and T-Mobile, along with HTC, officially announced the T-Mobile G1 (previously called the HTC Dream) onto the world. This bad boy is loaded! So whats it all about and how does it compare to the iPhone 3G? Read on to find out!