Aug 12 AT 9:35 PM Taylor Wimberly 50 Comments

T-Mobile G2 to launch as first Android handset with HSPA+

T-Mobile is set to launch their first HSPA+ handset next month and our sources have informed us it will be branded as the T-Mobile G2, a true successor to the original G1 . This is the same device we have previously referred to as the HTC Vision and G1 Blaze.

Believe it or not, the T-Mobile G2 is said to be a Google-experience device like the G1 and ship with stock Android. T-Mobile recently held a regional meeting to discuss new phones coming out and our insider said the G2 was showed off running stock Android 2.2 FroYo.

Powering the G2 is a Qualcomm MSM7230, which is sort of like a budget Snapdragon targeted at the mainstream audience. The MSM7230 has the same Scorpion CPU as previously commercialized in the Snapdragon QSD8x50 chipset found in other HTC phones and it has a clock speed of 800 MHz to 1 GHz. The G2 prototype was said to currently be running at 800 MHz, but I suspect it will be bumped to 1 GHz by launch.

T-Mobile already has a teaser site for the phone and their leaked roadmap indicated a device called the “HTC Vanguard” was slated for September 9th. The launch date might have already been adjusted, but we still expect to see the device next month.

Similar rumors have recently surfaced on TmoNews and AndroidSpin so I believe the information is accurate. I chatted with David from TmoNews to compare our sources and they are different people, so it sounds like several people who attended this regional T-Mobile meeting are talking. Look for more details to leak over the coming weeks.

Taylor is the founder of Android and Me. He resides in Dallas and carries the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One as his daily devices. Ask him a question on Twitter or Google+ and he is likely to respond. | Ethics statement

    Most Tweeted This Week