T-Mobile G2X

T-Mobile officially unveiled the T-Mobile G2X, their version of the LG Optimus 2X.  The device packs a dual-core Tegra 2 at 1 GHz, a four-inch capacitive touchscreen, and HSPA+ 4G connectivity.  Also on board are an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and 1.3 MP front facing camera -- with T-Mobile's Qik powered video chat baked into the OS.

It's running on Android 2.2, and looks to be chock full of third party extras, ranging from the Tegra Zone to T-Mobile TV.  No price was discussed, but we're to expect it "this Spring".  Hit the break for the full presser. [Businesswire]

T-Mobile and LG Mobile Phones Introduce T-Mobile G2x with Google, a Powerful Gaming and Entertainment 4G Smartphone

T-Mobile’s first smartphone to feature a dual-core processor, the G2x is the latest smartphone to join T-Mobile’s G-series lineup on America’s Largest 4G Network
BELLEVUE, Wash. & SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--T-Mobile USA, Inc. and LG Mobile Phones (LG) today announced the upcoming availability of the T-Mobile® G2x with Google by LG. The latest 4G smartphone to join T-Mobile’s exclusive line of G-series devices, the G2x is made for speed and mobile entertainment, with built-in support for 4G speeds on America’s Largest 4G Network, an NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile processor with dual-core CPU, brilliant 4-inch capacitive touch screen display and preloaded content, such as Need For Speed SHIFT HD.
 
“More consumers than ever are turning to their smartphones to stay entertained wherever they are with access to their favorite video games, TV programs and more,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “By combining the latest innovative hardware and preloaded content with our 4G network and the power of the dual-core processor, the G2x offers the mobile gaming and entertainment experience our customers crave.”
“The move into dual-core technology is the next big leap forward in mobile technology creating a new superphone segment,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of marketing, LG Mobile Phones. “These super-powered processors will allow both developers and users to utilize the unmatched speed and power in multitasking, multimedia and functionality never before realized in a mobile handset.”
The G2x will keep customers entertained with access to preloaded games and applications, including the following:
  • Need for Speed™ SHIFT HD, developed by Electronic Arts (EA), is an award-winning, authentic racing game that combines the true driver’s experience with real-world physics, pixel-perfect car models, and a wide range of authentic race tracks.
  • DTS Ultra Mobile™, which includes two innovative audio technologies – DTS Envelo™ and DTS Boost™ – for a premium surround sound experience. When listening to music or playing games on the T-Mobile G2x, customers will enjoy rich, enhanced sound that adds depth, dimension and volume levels that are robust without distortion.
  • A demo of Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance - N.O.V.A., developed by Gameloft, is a fast-paced sci-fi action game in which players operate as Kal Wardin, an elite soldier established to protect humanity from alien threats.
  • T-Mobile TV, offering live and on-demand TV including news, sports and full-length entertainment, plus full episodes of your favorite shows.
  • Zinio eReader, the largest online newsstand, enabling customers to shop for, search inside, read, share and save digital content in new ways with more than 75,000 digital magazines from 26 countries.
  • T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik™, enabling video conversations with friends and family through T-Mobile’s network and Wi-Fi.
Developed by graphics powerhouse NVIDIA, each CPU in the Tegra 2 processor runs at a speed of 1GHz and boasts low power consumption and high performance for playing video and audio. Combined with T-Mobile’s lightning-fast 4G network, the G2x delivers a fast Web browsing experience, smooth game play, instantaneous touch response and seamless multitasking between applications for a compelling mobile entertainment experience.
In addition, the G2x will include NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone application, which provides quick access to games optimized for the Tegra 2’s dual-core architecture, which is built to handle the performance requirements of mobile games that use PC and console quality graphics features.
The G2x comes equipped with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and autofocus, and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera paired with the preloaded T-Mobile Video Chat application powered by Qik for staying in touch with family and friends. With the phone’s 1080p high-definition (HD) video recorder and DLNA compatibility, G2x customers can capture video and wirelessly connect to a compatible HD TV or other DLNA device for streaming full HD video content or enjoying a console-like gaming experience through HDMI mirroring, taking advantage of the phone’s accelerometer and gyro sensor.
Powered by a stock version of the Android 2.2 operating system, the G2x offers access to more than 150,000 applications available on Android Market and integration with Google services such as Google Voice, Voice Actions from Google, Google Goggles, Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Places and Navigation, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Earth and more.
The G2x features smartphone essentials such as easy access to personal and work e-mail, including support for Microsoft® Exchange e-mail, contacts and calendar, social networking, and instant messaging. The G2x also includes Swype® for easy text input, 8GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot with support for expandable memory up to 32GB, Stereo Bluetooth® 2.1, built-in 3.5mm headphone jack, Adobe® Flash® Player support and a music player.
The T-Mobile G2x with Google is expected to be available nationwide later this spring at T-Mobile retail stores and online at http://www.t-mobile.com.
T-Mobile’s 4G network not available everywhere; see coverage details at T-Mobile.com. Device operating system and preloaded content will utilize a portion of the internal memory.
Google, Android, Android Market, Google Voice, Google Goggles, Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, Google Talk, and Google Earth are trademarks of Google Inc.
About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the fourth quarter of 2010, approximately 130 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA — all via GSM and UMTS, the world’s most widely used digital wireless standards. Today, T-Mobile operates America’s largest 4G network, and is delivering a compelling 4G experience across a broad lineup of leading devices in more places than competing 4G services. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services empower and enable people to stay connected and productive while mobile. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA as a leader in customer care and customer satisfaction. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit http://www.telekom.de/investor-relations.
For more information about T-Mobile’s 4G products, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.
Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the current views of Deutsche Telekom management with respect to future events. These forward-looking statements may include statements with regard to the expected development of revenue, earnings, profits from operations, depreciation and amortization, cash flows and personnel-related measures. You should consider them with caution. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond Deutsche Telekom’s control. Among the factors that might influence our ability to achieve our objectives are the progress of our workforce reduction initiative and other cost-saving measures, and the impact of other significant strategic, labour or business initiatives, including acquisitions, dispositions and business combinations, and our network upgrade and expansion initiatives. In addition, stronger than expected competition, technological change, legal proceedings and regulatory developments, among other factors, may have a material adverse effect on our costs and revenue development. Further, the economic downturn in our markets, and changes in interest and currency exchange rates, may also have an impact on our business development and the availability of financing on favourable conditions. Changes to our expectations concerning future cash flows may lead to impairment write downs of assets carried at historical cost, which may materially affect our results at the group and operating segment levels. If these or other risks and uncertainties materialize, or if the assumptions underlying any of these statements prove incorrect, our actual performance may materially differ from the performance expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. We can offer no assurance that our estimates or expectations will be achieved. Without prejudice to existing obligations under capital market law, we do not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements to take new information or future events into account or otherwise.
In addition to figures prepared in accordance with IFRS, Deutsche Telekom also presents non-GAAP financial performance measures, including, among others, EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted EBIT, adjusted net income, free cash flow, gross debt and net debt. These non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, the information prepared in accordance with IFRS. Non-GAAP financial performance measures are not subject to IFRS or any other generally accepted accounting principles. Other companies may define these terms in different ways.
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 80,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2010 global sales of 55.8 trillion Korean won (USD 48.2 billion), LG comprises four business units — Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance and Air Conditioning and Energy Solution. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner of Formula 1 and a Technology Partner of Formula 1. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com.
About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit http://www.lgmobilephones.com.

 
There are 33 comments

rayosx32 says:

and here we go..........

rexdeaz says:

What part will bleeding edge Android devices play in AT&T's future? I would hate to see phones like this cease coming to America.

E_man says:

Looking at the Captivate, the Atrix, the Inspire, and the Thrill, I'd say AT&T has stepped up the the android plate nicely.

ahotcarl269 says:

does not matter i am switching back to verizon i refuse to be part of att

Rudementry says:

I'm really happy for you, and imma let you finish, but

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/21/evo-3d-specs-confirmed-1080p-2d-video...

acjames says:

Gimme one of these with a large season fry.

"chock full of third party extras" == crapware.

Beware! This is NOT stock Android. While it may be unskinned, it's going to follow the upgrade paradigm of the G2. Get a Nexus S or wait for this sort hardware to appear on a real pure-Android device.

In this environment, software is far more important than bleeding-edge hardware.

Rudementry says:

Nah bro, software can be hacked without ever getting out of your chair. Not so much with hardware. Hardware defines the capabilities of software.

Nirvana328 says:

"Powered by a stock version of the Android™ 2.2 operating system..."

Duno where you got your info, but this phone is coming with stock Android. Yes it's not Gingerbread, but it's stock nonetheless. Check the press release link from the business wire website.

Droid hungry says:

I want to see something like this at VZW.

fort says:

Going to miss my T-Mo. Will they offer a buy back program. I don't trust Att offer phones. I can see it now.. TWO year contract and your old deal is no more.

rexdeaz says:

T-Mobile releasing brand new phones is like a wife buying a birthday present for a husband she knows she's set to divorce soon. In other words, ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS!

Yahma says:

Not really, the merger may not even go through..

And even if it does, this phone supports both T-Mobile and AT&T bands, so you won't even have to upgrade your phone if the merger goes through.

I say buy now to get grandfathered into a cheaper T-Mobile plan!

VCL says:

I wanted this phone so freaken bad and now I don't know what to do. I will probably stay with my Nexus One till I know what is up. Praying that the merger falls thru and T-Mobile makes a huge come back. Can only hope and pray for our T-Mobile network. I really enjoy being a T-Mobile customer and haven't felt this lousy in a very long time. What to do, Verizon, AT&T or Sprint???? I want to stay with T-Mobile.

gitit20 says:

Don't you mean AT&T G2X?

E_man says:

I'm wondering if it would work on AT&T before the merger. I may buy it and pop in an AT&T sim.

Tomnewtn says:

Am I mistaken, or does this come with ATT 3g bands? See the TMO spec page at- http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/phones/detail_popup.aspx?device=c9b57234-f0...

I noticed that too! Damn I hope thats right. If so, that makes my decision to get this phone that much easier.

VCL says:

Just checked out the bands the phone can run on and kick me if I'm wrong but it sure looks like that thing can work on both AT&T and T-Mobile's Network Wouldn't that just be great. I would jump all over that phone. I hope we can get some kind of a response from a network exec. abut that.

Yahma says:

Yes, has both T-Mobile and AT&T bands.. It will work on both networks at HSPDA+ speeds.

But with AT&T restricting the upload speeds of Android devices, your speeds may drop (if) the merger goes through, but at least you won't need to get a new phone! =)

im glad o2x finally came to the US. this is probably the most worth it dual core as of the moment, it does task fast, and do all things a smartphone should do. recent benchmarks and anandtech showed how powerful this device is if maximized to its full potential. im guessing this one to be cheaper than atrix and to be even more affordable than evo 3D(im guessing evo 3D to be super expensive). its a very good dual core device without having to pay any unnecessary features and gimmicks.

dacp283 says:

Umm you lost me at g2. It's dead already let it go in peace.

ray2k6 says:

This is sick, if this new At&t T-mobile deal goes through, the new company will have the most number of android devices with dual cores on the market. G2X, Atrix, Pyramid, Galaxy S2...

Tomnewtn says:

From TMOs spec page- http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/phones/detail_popup.aspx?device=c9b57234-f0...

Band (frequency):850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz;UMTS/HSPA+: AWS Band IV / 2100 / 1900 / 850

cbeal032 says:

Lozoks like they are getting ready to be att.

volcomrive says:

am i the only one whos surprised by stock android

GQ50 says:

Wouldn't this mean ATT would get Tmobile's towers = better signals/reception?

volcomrive says:

Am I the only one surprised by the stock android?

Yahma says:

- Stock Android
- Dual Core Tegra 2
- HSPDA+ 4G
- Has both T-Mobile and AT&T Bands
- MicroHDMI w/HDMI mirroring
- Built in Gyroscope
- Front facing camera & 8MP rear camera
- 1080p video recording

Looks like a winner to me!

Perhaps now is the time to get into a grandfathered cheap T-Mobile plan.

Tomnewtn says:

Not a bad notion. I have a loyalty plan and can extend it with this phone since I'm out of contract and then see how things shake out down the road.

Chugajr says:

What im hopping for if Lg upgrades to gingerbread they keep it stock 2.3 and maybe well have a shoot at Honeycomb but for phones. I mean both a tablet and this phone have dual core it can happen.

zackmack7 says:

I like it. But should I be worried that its an LG phone? I have no experience with LG...