T-Mobile gets official with pricing for Android-based G2x

Summary:T-Mobile USA has gotten official with the launch details for its new G2x smartphone that was announced at CTIA Wireless last month.

T-Mobile USA has gotten official with the launch details for its new G2x smartphone that was announced at CTIA Wireless last month.

As posted to T-Mobile's official blog and Twitter account, the Android 2.2-based handheld will retail for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with the signing of a two-year service agreement. It will pop up online first next week on April 15, followed by a launch in stores on April 20. Perhaps T-Mobile is hinting for you to buy something with your tax refund?

[Image Gallery: T-Mobile G2x is announced]

In case you're not familiar with the LG-made G2x, the smartphone runs on a NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core processor, and T-Mobile also promises theoretical 4G speeds of up to 14.4Mbps on the HSPA+ network.

Other specs include:

  • 4-inch touch screen (480 x 800 resolution)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 8GB of onboard memory
  • microSD card slot (supports up to 32GB)
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and autofocus
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera with T-Mobile Video Chat app
  • 1080p HD video recorder
  • Adobe Flash and DLNA support
  • Built-in accelerometer and gyro sensor
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

For a closer look at the T-Mobile G2x, take a look at the promo video below:

Topics: Mobility, Android, Google

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