January 21, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
Photos showing the much-gossiped T-Mobile G2 have been leaked onto the web. Much like its predecessor, the G2 is manufactured by HTC and powered by Android, but there appear to be some noticeable differences.
* Say goodbye to the slide-out keyboard. The G2 uses a touchscreen-only typing feature made possible by the anticipated Cupcake update.
* The phone sports a 3.2 megapixel camera, an upgrade from the G1′s 3 MP camera.
* The shape of the phone is reportedly just a bit smaller and sleeker, including a smooth white back that Gizmodo describes as “oh-so-soap-bar-smooth.” The trackball of the G1 remains but the home, back, and call buttons are aligned differently.
Set for a mid-May release, the G2 looks identical to the HTC Sapphire concept first seen in the leaked HTC 2009 photo lineup. This makes the other rumored models in that leak seem more valid and shows that Android is poised for a big year.