T-Mobile G2 unveiled: Release is official

The world’s first Android phone was the T-Mobile G1 and with it a whole new class of mobile devices was born with the Android platform continuing to surge. Now for U.S. customers the T-Mobile G2 with Google has been unveiled and will be the first smartphone for the T-Mobile network with the capability of running at 4G speeds on its HSPA network.

It seems to have been a long time coming but the G2 announcement will please a lot of people. Designed by HTC it features a QWERTY slider and will run on Android 2.2, Froyo, coming with a Qualcomm MSM7230 Snapdragon silicon with an 800 MHz CPU along with a second generation application co- processor. There’s 4GB of internal memory with 8GB micro-SD card installed, according to Thomas Ricker over on Engadget.

Other specs include a 3.7-inch screen, Swype keyboard and 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash. The G2 will also support Adobe Flash Player and there’s also 720p HD video recording. If you’re already a T-Mobile customer you’ll be able to pre-order sometime later this month although the date has not yet been specified for pre-orders or for the release of the phone.

For more on this go to engadget.com. What are your initial thoughts on the T-Mobile G2? Do you think it sounds like a worthy successor to the G1? We’d appreciate your thoughts on this so why not send us a comment.