T-Mobile G2x Dual-Core 4G Smartphone Debuts This Spring
By Ginny Mies
PCWorldMar 22, 2011 12:04 am PDT
Despite the news of AT&T acquiring T-Mobile this week, T-Mobile’s showing some solid phones at this Spring’s CTIA mobile conference. The latest of the bunch, the T-Mobile G2x, is a dual-core beast that runs on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network with 4G data speeds.
The name is a bit misleading–this is not an HTC phone. The G1 and G2 were designed by HTC, but the G2x is an LG phone. And it looks familiar, it is because it is essentially a T-Mobile version of the LG Optimus 2X, which we saw in Vegas at CES 2011.
In addition to the G2x, T-Mobile announced that it is expanding its network as well as double the speed to achieve a theoretical download speed of 42 Mbps. Customers in Las Vegas, New York and Orlando will be the first to experience the faster speeds. T-Mobile has made no comment on the AT&T buyout yet at the show and has scaled back its presence in Orlando.
T-Mobile is showing off a few other 4G products at the show including the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, the T-Mobile Jet 2.0 laptop stick, the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 (the first 42 Mbps-capable product) and the ZTE-manufactured T-Mobile 4G Hotspot.
We’re meeting with T-Mobile tomorrow so we’ll definitely get our hands on the G2x and share our first impressions.