Aug 20 AT 12:43 PM Nick Gray 26 Comments

T-Mobile G2 spotted in the wild

It looks like momentum for the upcoming T-Mobile G2 keeps building.  The first two images of the HTC Vision with T-Mobile branding have just surfaced.  This isn’t the first time we have been treated to shots of the Vision, but you’ll probably notice that the hardware looks a lot more like a final product now.

Until we know more, we’re simply going to assume that the T-Mobile G2 will feature the same specs as the HTC Desire Z.  An exact release date for the handset has not yet been pinned down, but rumors are going around which indicate T-Mobile customers and employees may be able to pre-order the G2 on September 9th with a possible launch date slated for September 29th.  If that’s the case, we’re hoping that T-Mobile will do an official unveiling of the G2  with pictures and full specs before the pre-order kicks off in a little over two weeks.

Update: Some clearer photos came through that give us a better look at the device including a view of the keyboards sliding mechanism.

Source: Engadget

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website Eddie Android

    Go to TmoNews, they have more pics!

  • Courtney

    It’s kinda ugly :\

    I had high hopes when I heard G2. Would love to upgrade this G1.

    • http://Website Andrew

      Kind of? It’s ugly as hell and not that amazing of a phone. I’m still holding out hope for the HTC Glacier or I’m getting a Vibrant.

  • http://Website Samuel

    If it had a 4 inch screen or 4.3 on the evo I would get it, I love big screens, its a requirement for me when I buy a smartphone

  • Mighty_O

    it looks a lot better now

    • http://Website SquirrelWithAGunAtTheZoo

      The single thought in my mind when I saw the picture was “What a beautifil, gorgeous device!”.

  • gerrywinkler

    It’s kind of sexy. I like the fact that it will have 2.2 vanilla.

    • http://Website DROID Sam

      Not sure where you heard that from. There has been reference to a “Google experience” but that only indicated that it will have Google’s app. If you look at the DROID X, DROID 2, DROID Incredible and a few other phones, they all say “with Google” on the back but do not have a vanilla build of Android installed on them.

  • http://Website mouse

    It looks like a Droid 2 with a touch pad lol

  • http://Website zeeshan

    its kinda Ugly and UnSexy looking…


  • http://Website Tpaine

    I think this phone is ugly I have the vibrant, best phone on the market, and probably will be for the remainder of this year. the only people this will speak to is the ones that want hardware keyboard. But the new swype feature on software keyboards is so good, I highly recommend a vibrant.

  • http://Website DROID Sam

    OK, there’s some more pictures of the G2 floating around this afternoon: Anyone catch the hinge mechanism. The screen floats over the keyboard. A bit reminiscent of the G1′s screen.

  • delayne

    i was hoping the screen would be evo sized, with a front camera.

  • http://Website Mikey

    I love the look of the phone, but the one thing I’m disappointed with is the lack of a 5th row on the keyboard. My G1 was perfect for me becasue the keyboard offered everythign I needed. I have not upgraded yet since i have not found a keyboard that gives me what the G1′s does.

    Will have to wait it out and see how the G2 actualy feels before I place my order.

    • http://Website Bean

      That’s exactly how I feel. I’ve held onto my old G1 for the same reason. But now the touch panel is starting to go out so it’s time to replace it. Sadly, there is still nothing on the market with as good a keyboard as the G1.

      This new slider mechanism looks flimsy as well. I’ve been stoked about this phone but after seeing these screenshots and the potential $500 price tag I’m not sure I want one anymore.

  • Drew

    If it has vanilla Android, it will be my girlfriend for at least 2 years.

  • http://Website Alankrut

    as long as it got hd recording,stock 2.2, and dual cpu or 1.2 GHz: i got it

    • http://Website Jason

      I doubt any of those will make it, but if it doesn’t have stock 2.2, tmobile will make lots of people angry.

  • Dominicandroid809

    I am deaf guy, tell me where the hell MyTouch HD with 4 inch and qwerty? FFC, more details? when MyTouch HD?

    • http://Website UniqueNate

      I think the Mytouch HD will be touch screen only. & this device looks a lot better now. When it was first leaked I was like what?

  • http://Website rod parish

    i went into t-mo yesterday to get the vibrant and i asked the rep have they heard any thing and she said she just got an email about the phone. and it might be coming out 1 1/2 to 2 months because a month b4 it is release they know everything(date, spec, ect..) and have gone through all the training for it.

  • Zaib Ali

    A phone that i would definitely consider buying!

  • Kunal

    Well I think T-Mobile is gonna have blast by launching G2.
    The specifications seems so good.
    Well the exact we will have exact feed back only after it’s launch.
    Hope for the best.

  • http://Website Bubbles

    I like this phone. I think it will sell well. I still have my original g1, I dying use it, use my vibrant.

  • http://Website Scott

    What do you guys love about this phone? It looks like an incremental step to the mytouch slide. No number keys, plain screen, plain processor, no front-facing camera, … A decent, middle-of-the-pack handset.

    So, what is there to love about it? Why are you guys fawning over it?