September 9, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
The three-headed dragon that birthed the first Android device – Google, HTC, and T-Mobile – has reformed to continue the Android legacy with a new device. A series of leaks has kept very little secret about the G2, but we now have confirmation about the device.
The G2 has a 3.7-inch screen, a slide-back QWERTY keyboard revealed by lifting a hinge, a Snapdragon MSM 7230 processor at 800 MHz, Swype virtual keyboard, and a stock version of Android 2.2. The device also a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus, 720p video, 4 GB of internal memory, and up to 32 GB microSD card (8GB included).
A new feature is also present in Dedicated Quick Keys, which provides access to common shortcuts and applications. For instance, users can set-up a Quick Key to launch Google Goggles, providing one-touch access to the app no matter what you have open.
T-Mobile hasn’t released price or availability information, but pre-orders begin at the end of the week.