Phone site CellPhoneSignal is reporting from an anonymous tipster a wealth of information about T-Mobile's next Google Android-based phone, deceptively titled...G2.
Apparently, the new device will feature, among other things:
- Android OS
- Full touchscreen
- Wi-Fi capable (no word about UMA)
- EDGE and GPRS
- Memory card slot (up to 16GB)
- Mobile Backup
- Music and video player
- Photo Caller ID
- Real web browsing
- Stereo Bluetooth connectivity
- PC syncing
- USB interface
- Video capture and playback
- Video Messaging
The G2 is also rumored to have a VGA camera for video calling, a service T-Mobile will launch at the end of January, perhaps with the phone, slated for January 26, 2009, according to the site.
As with all rumors, I suggest you take this with a grain of salt. Since this post comes from a site without a history of breaking such news and without any secondary sources -- not even official steps like FCC mentions, according to one suspicious commenter on the site -- it seems a bit suspect.
Plus, the imminent date (but not in time for neither the holidays nor CES) seems just too early. It's also unclear how this phone would fit in within the greater family of T-Mobile smartphones and how it would be pushed alongside the current flagship, G1.
Moreover, what manufacturer is this supposed to be coming from? The site doesn't say. (Perhaps this dovetails with today's earlier story that Samsung is preparing a T-Mobile smartphone for launch in Q2 2009.)
I'll keep an eye on this one, but in the meantime, do you think the marketplace has a spot for a G2 already? Tell me in TalkBack.