T-Mobile’s G2


A new addition to the Android smart phone gang is T-Mobile’s G2. T-Mobile just added this new brick (yeah literally a brick!) into the Android wall. It comes pre-loaded with Android 2.2. If you are one of those “ I am too old fashioned, I can’t use a multi touch display” types, then you will like the hefty keyboard you can pull out on the G2.

The phone doesn’t have AMOLED display like the Samsung Galaxy S, doesn’t have a front facing camera, and not even a 1GHz processor (comes with 800MHz).  Let alone outdoing the iPhone, G2 seems to be struggling to get past the Samsung Galaxy S. Engadget reports users complaining of loose hinges and some G2’s were shipped with only 2GB of memory (half the 4GB of promised storage)!

The only thing that stands out to me is that the G2 comes with HSPA+ support, which can handle upto 14.4Mbps.  Hopefully you live in one of those cities in which T-Mobile supports HSPA to actually make use of the high network speed. GoogleChic, the phone lacks tethering capabilities. Are you just about ready to give T-Mobile a piece of your mind? 🙂

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I would love to say that the G2 superiorly surpasses the G1, but I’m throughly disappointed! The G2 does look 10 times slicker than the G1, but it actually weights more than the G1 which is a shocker (no wonder AppleGirl called it a brick). The G2 weights 6.3 oz (180 g) compared to the G1 at 5.6 oz (158 g). If you compare the G2 to the Samsung Epic 4G it weights a lot more, the Epic weights 4.5 oz only and it has a full QWERTY keyboard. Not to mention the Epic 4G has a 4inch display as compared to the 3.2 on the G2.

Honestly, all you keyboard lovers out there I say you get to practicing on the virtual keyboard. Practice make perfect and you can opt for the upcoming new T-mobile myTouch instead.

The myTouch supports HSPA like the G2 but it also has a front facing camera as well. You can now use Qik with your EVO friends over HSPA 🙂 (yes, you’re not locked down to WiFi, hmm what does that sound like?)

As for T-mobile striping the tethering capabilities on the G2, I’m not too worried about that. There are tethering apps on the Market so just go download one 🙂

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