T-Mobile confirms more Android phones coming this year


Call this one a no-brainer! In a recent interview with FierceWireless, Neville Ray, senior vice president of engineering and operations at T-Mobile USA, confirmed that T-Mobile will launch new G-series phones this year. Most interesting is the use of the plural, suggesting that we will see more than one new Android device at T-Mobile.

It is expected that T-Mobile could announce the G2, presumably the HTC Sapphire from a leaked HTC roadmap, in the next couple of months. Rumours suggest that it will come with GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 3G connectivity, a touchscreen display, Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth, a 5MP auto-focus camera, a secondary front-facing VGA camera, and a memory card slot (supporting cards up to 16GB). It also appears that it will not have a physical keyboard.

In another bit of good news, Ray revealed that T-Mobile is also looking to double its 3G coverage in 2009. Its ongoing UMTS deployment is expected to cover more than 300 U.S. cities by the end of the year.

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