T-Mobile G2, T-Mobile G1 v2 details surface

Rumors say the T-Mobile G2 will feature a better 5-megapixel camera and that a T-Mobile G1 v2 is in the works with a full QWERTY keyboard.

Boy Genius Report

While the Android 1.5 Cupcake update is on its way to T-Mobile G1 owners, the bigger question on some people's minds is when we're going to see a new Android device here in the United States. The HTC Magic, which was first introduced at GSMA 2009, has launched in several European countries, and Canada will get its Android devices in June, so how far behind could we be?

Well, according to the Boy Genius Report, July will be the hot month. BGR posted what it says is Wal-Mart's roadmap of upcoming mobile phones and under the July column is the lovely HTC Sapphire (another internal name for the Magic) for T-Mobile. It's expected to go for $179 with a two-year contract and interestingly, the Sapphire appears to have a better camera than the Magic: 5 megapixels versus 3.2 megapixels.

Also in Android news, TMOToday found a new iteration of the T-Mobile G1, called the T-Mobile G1 v2 (codename Bigfoot), which features a similar slide-out QWERTY keyboard as the G1 but in a much more attractive design. BGR later found the smartphone on the Wal-Mart document with a slated October release and $148 price tag, which adds some credence to the story, but here's hoping that we get some official announcements soon.

About the author

Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.


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