T-Mobile coming back for a second round in the Smartphone game – announces development of T-Mobile G2 Smartphone

The G1 smartphone from T-Mobile was the first Android-powered handset to hit the market, and it was arguably a very good introduction for Android to the Smartphone market. But that was a few years back, and since then we’ve seen far superior Android smartphones hit the market. It didn’t take long, therefore, for people to spread rumours that T-Mobile was working on a sequel to the phone to hit back at the newer, stronger competitors. But T-Mobile stayed silent all this time.

Until today.

T-Mobile has just announced it is mounting a comeback with a sequel phone that’s “better than ever”. The new phone is called – what else? – T-Mobile G2 (with Google), and is capable of delivering 4G speeds to offer a far superior web browsing experience as well as tight integration with Google services. Taking advantage of T-Mobile’s new HSPA+ network, it will hail from HTC and will come with a generous 3.7-inch display alongside a unique hinge design which opens up to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. T-Mobile customers will gain priority as they will get exclusive access to preorder the G2 from this month onwards.

To make matters all the more interesting, the T-Mobile G2 will deliver a powerful mobile data experience which will be tightly integrated with Google Voice (currently a mainly American service – so good news for Americans, but foreign importers may find the device somewhat crippled), not to mention a slew of other Google applications such as Voice Actions from Google and Google Goggles amongst others. This is also one of the first smartphones in the market at the moment which will offer the new Voice Actions feature of Google Search, basically letting you control your handset using nothing but the power of your voice.

Google Voice’s goodness doesn’t end there, it can also automatically transcribe voicemails to text for you to read them like an e-mail or text message from their phone or online. Underneath the hood lies the speedy Snapdragon MSM7230 mobile processor at 800MHz and was specially optimized to deliver exceptional performance, superior battery life and leading edge multimedia and web browsing. Other hardware specifications include an HD video camera for crystal clear recording, high-definition (720p) video capability, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus.

So, are you looking forward to the G2?

(Thanks to Coolest for the tech specs and a small part of the write-up)

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