T-Mobile's promotional site for G2 fails to impress

First what is G2 PHONE?

G2 is T Mobile's, the fourth biggest U.S. wireless carrier, first device built specifically for T-Mobile's new HSPA+ network. HSPA+ is like 3G-on-steroids upgrade designed to bring 4G-like speeds to the carrier's current 3G infrastructure.

On Wednesday, T mobile launched an informational site for the upcoming G2 smartphone.

But defeating the purpose of the site launch, enthusiasts found very little and vague information on the site. Though the company promises to put more information in coming weeks.

More on G2: It is the successor to T-Mobile's G1, the first Android-based smartphone that was launched nearly two years ago. Recent reports suggest the G2 will be a rebranded HTC Magic, a sleek, curvy phone that's far more contemporarry than the relatively bland G1. HTC Magic has a 3.2-inch, 320-by-480-resolution display, although it lacks the G1's physical keyboard.

T-Mobile's HSPA+ network:

Announced in March this year, T-Mobile plans to upgrade its 3G network to the speedier HSPA+ wireless technology in some 100 US cities by the end of the year. On paper, HSPA+ delivers throughput of up to 21 megabits per second (mbps). The tests conducted by PCWorld in January 2010 found that T-Mobile's HSPA+ network in New York City gave speeds as high as 3.5 mbps in some areas (a performance similar to early implementations of 4G networks from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon).

Sprint has already launched its 4G WiMax network in some US locations. AT&T and Verizon are expected to debut 4G LTE service either late this year or in early 2011. --------

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