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The T-Mobile G2 (built by HTC and aka the HTC Vision or HTC Desire Z outside of the U. S.) is the world's first HSPA+ smartphone.

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Pros

physical qwerty slide-out keyboard in famous HTC quality and style

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runs stock Android - faster OS updates, pure and unadulterated Android experience

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comes with Android 2.2 (Froyo) at launch - high-speed due to Google's new Just-In-Time compiler for Android apps

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large 3.7" capacitive multi-touch screen

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5MP camera with LED flash, autofocus, and 720p HD video recording

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3.5mm headphone jack

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fastest data modem of any smartphone in the U.S. in 2010: HSPA+ airlink support

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pre-installed 8GB microSD card (supports up to 32 GB per card)

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preinstalled Swype keyboard for ultra-fast typing on the screen

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800 MHz Scorpion processor saves battery life while offering equal performance compared to 1 GHz Snapdragon processor.

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highest-speed GPU (equivalent to PowerVR SGX540 found in Samsung's Galaxy S phones)

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4GB internal memory - more than most Android smartphones

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boots in a miraculous three seconds

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comes with full Adobe Flash 10.1

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standard micro-USB port

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beautiful build quality and materials - stainless steel parts / soft touch finish

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T-Mobile will let you buy the phone off contract

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Cons

no front-facing camera

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many pre-installed apps you can't delete, some annoying bloatware

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fairly heavy and large

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CPU is clocked at only 800MHz

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The T-Mobile G2 (built by HTC and aka the HTC Vision or HTC Desire Z outside of the U.S.) is the world's first HSPA+ smartphone. It supports up to 14.4Mbps on the downlink, has a physical slide-out keyboard, and runs a stock Android 2.2 (Froyo) which comes with the full Adobe Flash Player 10.1. It comes with a Qualcomm Scorpion application processor (MSM7230 @ 800MHz) and features a new ultra-fast graphics acceleration with Adreno 205 (equivalent to Samsung's GPU in their Hummingbird).

The T-Mobile G2 (built by HTC and aka the HTC Vision or HTC Desire Z outside of the U.S.) is the world's first HSPA+ smartphone. It supports up to 14.4Mbps on the downlink, has a physical slide-out keyboard, and runs a stock Android 2.2 (Froyo) which comes with the full Adobe Flash Player 10.1.

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Dom
09/15/2010 11:05

As a comparison between the T-Mobile G2 and Samsung's Hummingbird (used inthe Samsung Galaxy S devices Vibrant, Captivate, Fascinate, and Epic 4G), you can find a GPU benchmark comparison at androidspin.com.

Dom
09/15/2010 11:02

The new Snapdragon in the G2 may be clocked at only 800MHz, but it's quite a chip: firstly, it is produced at the new 45nm process, which reduces energy consumption, adding to this its lower clock frequency will make a very long-lasting battery life. Secondly, it has the Adreno 205 GPU, which promises a 4x improvement over the first-gen Snapdragons that came with Adreno 200. It will be as fast as Samsung's Hummingbird chip which integrates the PowerVR SGX540 GPU, which is to date the fastest GPU in any smartphone (Apple's iPhone 4 is at half that GPU performance). You can learn more about Adreno GPUs here.

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