An anonymous tipster from CellPhone Signal is divulging to Boy Genius Report that T-Mobile has a new Android-powered handset up their sleeve and it will be revealed as soon as January 26. The plastic factory screen protector is still on my G1 and a G2 is already on the way? These are exciting times indeed.

The G2 is expected to be a heavy-hitter in the features department. In addition to the G1 feature set, it will have a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash, a front-facing VGA camera to take advantage of the new video calling service expected to come to T-Mobile soon, video capture and playback, and much more.

If it's real, then we're talking about a rather significant step up from the G1. Until more information is dragged out into the light of day, it's best to file this one under "rumored, but wouldn't it be nice?". For those of you with a G1 now, will you dump your G1 for a G2? If you don't have an Android handset yet and are still waiting, does the G2 look attractive?

[boygeniusreport]

 
There are 9 comments

inportb says:

See... you know we need to chill when we get upset over a name ;p

ks says:

Ok I haven't bought the g1 yet, should I wait for the g2?

Marc M says:

It's very upsetting if they plan to release it anytime in the near future.

People are buying this phone because it's new and cutting edge. If I buy this phone and a G2 is release 2 months later after this phone JUST came out. Tmobile will be getting some nasty calls to their customer loyalty department.

grenness says:

From the feature list, it looks like it's a non-qwerty device.

inportb says:

Uh-huh. And it's been debunked.

Cory says:

Ok considering I'm writing this from the G1 I just bought today this is pretty upsetting news. Not only did I have to buy the phone but I also bought an unlock code so I could have android as an AT&T user. Due to the mixed reviews about the hardware the phone has received though it's not really all that supprising. I love my G1 though and I'm proud to say I own the first android phone ever.

inportb says:

Why is this [false] news upsetting?

And what's wrong with having more Android devices on the market? Isn't that the whole destiny of this platform, the one we're embracing? You don't seem to be complaining about the Motorola or Huawei Android devices on the horizon.

Gui says:

Blackberry rules!!

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Cory says:

I said it would be upsetting because it sounds to me like it would be relatively the same phone. I think the phone that is going to be released in australia looks awesome and I'm totally behind it for 2 reasons. 1 its a completely new phone, 2 as a former blackberry user the phone seems like something more in line with my previous hardware, the Curve 8310. I think a G2 would be awesome yes but in my eyes since the G1 is the flagship, furthur G models should be spaced out a bit more and continue the "ground breaking" trend of the original.