Our friend David from TmoNews has received some inside information that T-Mobile will be the first carrier to launch the much rumored Google Phone. His source tells him the device will be landing in the first two weeks of January. The project is codenamed “Passion” so this would lead us believe the phone will be the highly anticipated HTC Passion (Dragon). I know David pretty well and he is not the kind of guy to just make stuff in order to get traffic. Expect more details to be leaked over the coming weeks.
Why should you care about the HTC Passion? For starters, it should be the first 1 GHz Snapdragon Android phone that is available for purchase in the United States. It will also be the first Android 2.x device for T-Mobile and could be the first Android 2.1 device in the United States. The device will also feature HSPA 7.2 which will make it the fastest 3G in the nation.
Reported specs include:
- 1 GHz CPU Snapdragon QSD8x50
- 4.3 in capacitive multitouch display
- 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
- 512 MB ROM / 256 MB RAM
- Android 2.x
- 3.5 mm headphone jack