updated 10:05 am EST, Wed January 21, 2009
T-Mobile G2 Photo Leak
HTC's next Android phone for T-Mobile may more directly compete against its rivals from Apple and RIM, a photo leak shows. Gizmodo has obtained shots it believes may be of the G2 that reveal a much slimmer, rounded design that drops the sliding QWERTY keyboard but keeps a 3.2-megapixel camera, a directional pad and hardware buttons. Typing will instead hinge on a virtual keyboard update Google plans to release for Android this year.
Little else is revealed about the supposed handset, though HTC and T-Mobile are mentioned in the rumor lining up a release for mid-May. Neither of the involved companies has discussed plans for a G2, though HTC has publicly set out an April target for a second Android-based model. A T-Mobile release would have to have 1,700MHz 3G for the American network and is likely to share the same GPS and Wi-Fi features of the G1.