T-Mobile G2x

We've seen a couple of leaks revealing T-Mobile's plans to offer G2x, better known as the Optimus 2X, but today Magenta has gone ahead and made everything nice and official for us. The G2x is mostly the Optimus 2X we've come to know and love, meaning you're looking at a 4-inch 800x480 display, dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, and 1.3 megapixel front-facing shooter. Where the G2x does differ, though, is the fact that it packs stock Android 2.2 and compatibility with T-Mobile's 4G network. T-Mo also announced several new hotspots and USB sticks, including the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 that supports their 42Mbps network and the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot, which connects up to five WiFi-enabled devices to T-Mo's 21Mbps network. You can expect all of those devices later this spring.

Additionally, T-Mobile announced the first major markets where it'll be upgrading its network to support speeds of up to 42Mbps. The areas that'll get access to Magenta's speedy new network first are Las Vegas, New York, and Orlando, with Chicago, Long Island, and areas in Northern New Jersey next in line for the upgrade. By the middle of the year, T-Mo plans to cover 140 million people in 25 markets with 42Mbps speeds.

We've known that a lot of this was coming for some time now, but it's good that it's all official, even if T-Mo wasn't as forthcoming as we'd like when it comes to concrete release dates for stuff like the G2x. Thanks to our friends at TmoNews, though, we've got a possible launch date for both the G2x and G-Slate: April 20th. As usual, we'll keep you updated with more pricing and release info as it's made available!

T-Mobile and LG Mobile Phones Introduce T-Mobile G2x with Google, a Powerful Gaming and Entertainment 4G Smartphone
T-Mobile’s first smartphone to feature a dual core processor, the G2x is the latest smartphone to join T-Mobile’s G-series lineup on America’s Largest 4G Network
Bellevue, Wash. and San Diego, Calif. — Mar. 21, 2011 PDT

T-Mobile USA, Inc. and LG Mobile Phones (LG) today announced the upcoming availability of the T-Mobile® G2x™ with Google™ by LG. The latest 4G smartphone to join T-Mobile’s exclusive line of G-series devices, the G2x is made for speed and mobile entertainment, with built-in support for 4G speeds on America’s Largest 4G Network™, an NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile processor with dual-core CPU, brilliant 4-inch capacitive touch screen display and preloaded content, such as Need For Speed™ SHIFT HD.
“More consumers than ever are turning to their smartphones to stay entertained wherever they are with access to their favorite video games, TV programs and more,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “By combining the latest innovative hardware and pre-loaded content with our 4G network and the power of the dual core processor, the G2x offers the mobile gaming and entertainment experience our customers crave.”
“The move into dual core technology is the next big leap forward in mobile technology creating a new superphone segment,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of marketing, LG Mobile Phones. “These super-powered processors will allow both developers and users to utilize the unmatched speed and power in multitasking, multimedia and functionality never before realized in a mobile handset.”
The G2x will keep customers entertained with access to preloaded games and applications, including the following:
Need for Speed™ SHIFT HD, developed by Electronic Arts (EA), is an award-winning, authentic racing game that combines the true driver’s experience with real-world physics, pixel-perfect car models, and a wide range of authentic race tracks.
DTS Ultra Mobile™, which includes two innovative audio technologies – DTS Envelo™ and DTS Boost™ – for a premium surround sound experience. When listening to music or playing games on the T-Mobile G2x, customers will enjoy rich, enhanced sound that adds depth, dimension and volume levels that are robust without distortion.
A demo of Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance - N.O.V.A., developed by Gameloft, is a fast-paced sci-fi action game in which players operate as Kal Wardin, an elite soldier established to protect humanity from alien threats.
T-Mobile TV, offering live and on-demand TV including news, sports and full-length entertainment, plus full episodes of your favorite shows.
Zinio eReader, the largest online newsstand, enabling customers to shop for, search inside, read, share and save digital content in new ways with more than 75,000 digital magazines from 26 countries.
T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik™, enabling video conversations with friends and family through T-Mobile’s network and Wi-Fi.
Developed by graphics powerhouse NVIDIA, each CPU in the Tegra 2 processor runs at a speed of 1GHz and boasts low power consumption and high performance for playing video and audio. Combined with T-Mobile’s lightning-fast 4G network, the G2x delivers a fast Web browsing experience, smooth game play, instantaneous touch response and seamless multitasking between applications for a compelling mobile entertainment experience.
In addition, the G2x will include NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone application, which provides quick access to games optimized for the Tegra 2’s dual-core architecture, which is built to handlethe performance requirements of mobile games that use PC and console quality graphics features.
The G2x comes equipped with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and autofocus, and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera paired with the preloaded T-Mobile Video Chat application powered by Qik for staying in touch with family and friends. With the phone’s 1080p high-definition (HD) video recorder and DLNA compatibility, G2x customers can capture video and wirelessly connect to a compatible HD TV or other DLNA device for streaming full HD video content or enjoying a console-like gaming experience through HDMI mirroring, taking advantage of the phone’s accelerometer and gyro sensor.
Powered by a stock version of the Android™ 2.2 operating system, the G2x offers access to more than 150,000 applications available on Android Market™ and integration with Google services such as Google Voice™, Voice Actions™ from Google, Google Goggles™, Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Places and Navigation, YouTube™, Google Talk™, Google Earth™ and more.
The G2x features smartphone essentials such as easy access to personal and work e-mail, including support for Microsoft® Exchange e-mail, contacts and calendar, social networking, and instant messaging. The G2x also includes Swype® for easy text input, 8GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot with support for expandable memory up to 32GB, Stereo Bluetooth® 2.1, built-in 3.5mm headphone jack, Adobe® Flash® Player support and a music player.
The T-Mobile G2x with Google is expected to be available nationwide later this spring at T-Mobile retail stores and online at http://www.t-mobile.com.

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Israel Leiva
Israel Leiva Your wireless carrier is now known as AT&T-Mobile. LOL
Richard Smith
Richard Smith Looks zippy as heck- http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/22/t-mobile-g2x-from-lg-hands-on-video/
Anonymous Now that ATT is moiveing in the cool phones start comeing out. WHATS UP WITH. I dont know if i will up date to this now.
Benjamin Padilla
Benjamin Padilla EVO 3D, here I come.
Tony Abiama
Tony Abiama HTC EVO 4G and EVO 3D FTW
Silvius Barrientos
Silvius Barrientos Stock android and with both att and tmo bands is very tempting
Stephen D Zahar
Stephen D Zahar Who cares anymore
Ricardo Contreras Jr.
Ricardo Contreras Jr. How about everyone stops coming or with new phones so close together in date
Anthony Peña
Bubba Norman
Bubba Norman Ive been waiting for this phone to hit the shelves. Yes i'll be getting it. And i'll give att a shot..not a big deal to me. If I dont like how att runs everything i'll get out and go somewhere else.
Raman Pourgevargiss
Raman Pourgevargiss I was really considering this till I heard the buy out deal, because I am going to switch to verizon , if deal goes on ,
Darryl Mouzone
Darryl Mouzone No, it's not the phone for me. I already have the phone I need.
Richard Smith
Richard Smith I don't like ATT either, but if I can use a new phone on their 3g until I'm ready to scoot elsewhere, all the better.
Shawn Dudzik
Shawn Dudzik I hate at&t . I hope t-mobile does not sell
Richard Smith
Richard Smith Am I wrong, or is this coming with ATT 3g bands?
Richard Smith
Richard Smith Here's the link to the TMO specs page- http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/phones/detail_popup.aspx?device=c9b57234-f031-4b6b-a78b-0ce7d33dc739
Tom Himebaugh
Tom Himebaugh F U
Raquel Mejia
Raquel Mejia I'm going to Sprint, I can't believe that T-Mobile would even consider doing something like this without asking there costumers first about how they would feel about it, they could have atleast given us a heads up before doing something like this, I mean they want there costumers to be loyal, and if were not and we cancel early then they want to charge us a $200 dollar fee, well damnit they should pay for us to switch to another carrier and pay for the first bill, sense they have so much money now.....oh and trust they can afford it now $39 billion......I though T-Mobile was really for the costumer...now I see the money is more important, I could understand if T-Mobile was in jeopardy of going bankrup or something but that's not the issue.
Michael A. Barut
Michael A. Barut For me, its the G2x or Galaxy S2, we got two more years of T-Mobile
Jason Plourd
Jason Plourd Hell yes!
Matthew Munson
Matthew Munson It is a good phone. I am going to ponder my options. I would want to switch to Sprint, but SPrint doesnt have world phones so If I visit the UK or Canada I would be screwed. So I guess I'll be ATTmobile bound.
Will Gonzalez
Will Gonzalez People the deal with At&t its not done....... so T-Mobile is still the Magenta.......... the G2x is a super phone with dual core and stock android........ very soon you'll enjoy it
Fonzy Paniagua
Fonzy Paniagua It actually looks pretty nice might replace my G2 for this that's only if icant wait for the pyramid. Why can't they just announce a phone a month before it's official launch instead of having us wait DX !!
Kevin Choi
Kevin Choi Hehe sticking to my thunderbolt although this phone dosent seem bad
Kendall Mob Fach
Kendall Mob Fach nope
Guillermo Perez-Arguello
Guillermo Perez-Arguello Plus, the Evo3D will make this phone and others Obsolete!
Guillermo Perez-Arguello
Guillermo Perez-Arguello Would you buy a phone from a company that has unlimited plans just to be forced to be on a network without one? And who knows if this phone will be supported. Should be? I don't know but the fact that data will be charged is enough to make me say Hell no!
Carlos Chee
Carlos Chee I'll wait for the Pyramid, but supposedly this benchmarks way better. My next phone will be dual-core for sure!
Carlos Chee
Carlos Chee Misinformation of some people is amazingly hilarious.
Turone Wyley
Turone Wyley You ppl can be so ignorant.at&t is not buying tmobile until next year.the fcc might not even approve the deal, so until then tmobile is their own company.
David Nguy?n
David Nguy?n Isn't this like a day late and a dollar short. Why weren't they releasing these high end phones prior to the buy out it would have made a big difference. It's like a garage sale and they are getting rid of all their stuff.
Jason Ramos
Jason Ramos I agree Kelvin. AT&T wants to shut down T-Mo's HSPA network on the 1700MHz and covert it to LTE
Kay Njuguna
Kay Njuguna with this att t-mobile merger left wondering are you getting a paperweight!!!
Stephen Wong
Stephen Wong I want it!
Enis Fazliu
Enis Fazliu @ Oscar they will only because they don't want to see t-mobile going bankrupt
Noneya Biz
Noneya Biz Oscar, nice statement but opinion does not equal fact. Some like touchscreen and others like keyboard. Also, SWYPE isn't for everyone. I have it pre-installed on my G2 and absolutely hated it. I quickly found myself removing it and reverting to the stock keyboard.
Seb Soto
Seb Soto Jeeze. Does anyone have a phone they can give me lol. my one is broken. :P
Brian Richards
Brian Richards Does it have gorilla glass? IF it does, My buggy ass GS4G goes back to the store tomorrow and I'll live with some pos for the next month.
Oscar Dominguez
Oscar Dominguez Atrix 4G who ? I trust the FCC and FOJ will NOT approve this terrible deal ! The 'Death Star' will have to due with out the Rebel Alliance (T-Mobile) !
Vinh Luong
Vinh Luong iPhone ftw
Chris Vandeyacht
Chris Vandeyacht Probably could have been. If AT&T wasn't planning on buying T-Mobile that is...
Oscar Dominguez
Oscar Dominguez Tochi, physical keyboards are a thing of the past with bigger screens ans technologies like what SWYPE uses there is no real need for physical keyboards, however if you like those then I suggest the SideKick 4G
Jason Bradford
Jason Bradford If the DOJ and FCC kill this merger then it will be mine.
Noneya Biz
Noneya Biz DISLIKE! ALL G-series phone should have physical keyboard. Why did T-Mo allow LG to break the traditional. BIG DISLIKE!
John Cruz
John Cruz Nope Verizon is the best
Tim Witkovsky
Tim Witkovsky if t-mobile had 4g let alone 3g in my area... then yes.
Lennes Shaw
Lennes Shaw Its funny that tmo is giving up all these official words on all these device now, I have to wonder if this att/tmo stuff was not going on would tmo be dropping all this info on phones.
Larry Ayonn
Larry Ayonn Oscar, a ton of people and I hope you're right....
Kyley Willing
Kyley Willing Yes its a mean phone
Peter M McDaniel
Peter M McDaniel Yeah cause we all want a phone that'll work as well as the FDA before the contracts up
Oscar Dominguez
Oscar Dominguez Its T-Mobile and until the FCC/DOJ say its not (they won't approve the deal IMO) its T-Mobile !
Daniel Marcano
Daniel Marcano Naa. Doesn't really interest me. If something took the g2 name, I would expect a keyboard. The nexus s 4g and LG thrill are bad ass though!
Cristian Henriquez
Cristian Henriquez No thanks, evo 3d all day!
Micah Shaun Alexander
Micah Shaun Alexander I'd like the phone better if I got it for free
LovingLife Robinson
LovingLife Robinson ill pass
Lennes Shaw
Lennes Shaw Lol....... Silly phonedog to think tmobile still exist is for kids.
Luis Sahagun
Luis Sahagun Maybe I like the phone :D
Laurence Green
Laurence Green T moblie or ATT??? THEY JUST BOUGHT IT...39 BILLION!!!!

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