T-Mobile, the nation’s No. 4 carrier, has the fastest mobile broadband network right now (and will until Verizon’s (s vz) Long Term Evolution network launches in November) thanks to its recent HSPA+ upgrade. So far, those top speeds have only been available for data cards, but T-Mobile is banking on offering speeds of up to 21 Mbps down on smartphones to boost its bottom line.
So it’s teasing us with it’s first ever HSPA+ phone. Last month it said it plans to have an HSPA+ handset in September, but didn’t give details. And this morning, it released the following blurb noting that the coming HSPA+ handset will be called the G2 and that T-Mobile is working with Google (s goog) to make it awesome.
T-Mobile is proud to have launched the world’s first Android-powered phone, the T-Mobile G1, which captured the imagination of developers and consumers alike nearly two years ago. Now, we are readying its successor — the T-Mobile G2 with Google. Delivering tight integration with Google services, the G2 will break new ground as the first smartphone specifically designed for our advanced HSPA+ network, which delivers today’s available 4G speeds. In the coming weeks we’ll share more details about the G2, including information on how current T-Mobile customers can get exclusive first access. Visit http://g2.t-mobile.com to register for updates.
T-Mobile, quit with the build-up and just show us the phone, please.
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