T-Mobile Confirms 800MHz G2 CPU, $200 Rumored as Price
With a rumored launch date of September 29th, information about T-Mobile’s Android-powered G1 successor, the G2, is starting to be revealed at a more frenzied pace. First, the facts: an official T-Mobile webpage confirms that the HSPA+ enabled, HTC-built G2 will indeed ship with Flash 10.1-ready-Android 2.2, but will unfotunately only sport an 800MHz Qualcomm processor — certainly a step up from the 528MHz-powered G1, but not the 1GHz clock speed that has come to be expected from the modern smartphone consumer.
Now besides that rumored end-of-the-month release, we also have a possible price to go along with it. TmoNews has published a purported screenshot of T-Mobile’s internal point-of-sale system, which indicates an on-contract price of $200 — pretty much what we’d expect for a handset with this feature set. Off contract, it appears that the G2 will set you back a cool $500: a pretty penny, to be sure, but possibly worth it if its the only way to get that old G1 out of your pocket.