HTC, T-Mobile, and Google jointly announced the T-Mobile G2 — successor to the T-Mobile G1 – that delivers downloads at 4G speeds and tight integration with Google services. The G2 becomes the first smartphone specifically designed for T-Mobile’s new HSPA+ network. The phone pairs a 3.7-inch screen with a unique hinge design that opens to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. “Two years ago, HTC and T-Mobile worked together to deliver the world’s first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1. From that start, Android has grown to be the leading Smartphone platform in the US, and one of the most popular globally,” said Peter Chou, chief executive officer, HTC Corporation. “With today’s announcement of the G2, HTC and T-Mobile are once again bringing a breakthrough Android product to market.” Built on Android 2.2, the G2 offers seven customizable home screen panels, including a dedicated panel with one-click access to favourite Google applications such as Android Market, which currently offers more than 80,000 applications. The T-Mobile comes integrated with Google Voice, as well as packed with Google applications such as Voice Actions from Google, Google Goggles and more. Additional pre-loaded Google services include Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with places and navigation, YouTube, Google Talk and Google Earth, among others. The phone is powered by Snapdragon MSM7230 processor that offers an 800 MHz CPU. It also features an HD video camera for recording 720p videos that can be automatically uploaded to your Photobucket account and a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. The G2 also support Microsoft Exchange e-mail, contacts and calendar; social networking; and instant messaging. In addition, the G2 features a pre-installed 8GB microSD memory card with support for up to 32 GB, as well as a music player . The T-Mobile G2 with Google will be available in the US exclusively from T-Mobile.