August 20, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
We saw a glimpse of what we though the HTC Vision would be, and then we got official word from T-Mobile USA that it’s next big Android device would be the G2. Now we get our first look at the device T-Mobile has been teasing.
Engadget received a couple of spy shots of the G2 that makes it very likely that the HTC Vision leak we saw last month is indeed the G2. The device is built by HTC, has T-Mobile branding, and features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Piecing together information that we already knew, it will probably include a 3.7-inch screen and Android 2.2 with HTC Sense. Rumors suggested that this could have a processor faster than the current Snapdragon models, but the G2 may arrive in stores too soon for that to take place.
Either way, you G1 holdouts who have refused to upgrade until you got another QWERTY phone will have some decisions to make soon enough.
New pics reveal how the G2 will expose the QWERTY keyboard. It’s actually not a slide-out board as the user actually has to lift the hinge to make the keyboard visible. This was most likely done as a design mechanism to limit bulk.