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T-Mobile G2 Smartphone Promises 4G Speeds on 3G Network

T-Mobile might be staying the 3G course for the next couple of years, but the carrier is ready to roll out a new smartphone designed to deliver what it says are 4G speeds.

The G2 with Google will make its debut on T-Mobiles HSPA+ 3G network later this month. The telco says its doubling its 3G speed to 42mbps over the next several months. Theres no specific date yet on the release the T-Mobile site says its coming soon.” Internet reports indicate it will cost anywhere from $149.99 to $199.99, depending on the retailer you choose, which include Radio Shack, Best Buy and Wirefly.com, just to name a few. Of course, a two-year contract with T-Mobile will be required.

The G2, designed by HTC, is a follow-up to the T-Mobile G1. It comes with Android 2.2 and a speedier Qualcomm 800MHz Snapdragon mobile processor. Other specs include:

  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard with unique Z-hinge design
  • 3.7″ S-TFT WVGA display
  • 512MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory
  • 8-GB SD card, expandable to 32 GB
  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus
  • 720p HD video capture
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR + A2DP stereo
  • 3.5-mm stereo headset
  • 4.68″ (L) x 2.38″ (W) x .58″ (H)
  • Weight: 6.5 ounces
  • Included battery: 1300 mAh Li-ion
  • Talk time: up to 6.5 hours
  • Standby time: up to 17.5 days

T-Mobiles HSPA+ network is available in 55 metro areas in the U.S.


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