After having it carry the first Android handset in the country, I’ve come to expect more from T-Mobile. Even after releasing the G1, it also is the primary network on which the Nexus One runs. But take a moment go go view T-Mobile’s current Android lineup. That’s plenty uninspiring. If I were a T-Mobile customer with an available upgrade I don’t think I could justify going with any of these. Thankfully they have a new lineup around the bend, one that should certainly raise the profile of its portfolio. The only question I have after checking out these five new models is which I would recommend. Samsung Vibrant T-Mobile’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S series is right up there with the top Android handsets of the day. The Galaxy S has gotten tons of hype, and it appears to be living up to it. Samsung had to do something if it wanted to stay in the mobile game — it has released plenty of duds in the past three years — and this looks like the one. It’s currently the top of the T-Mobile Android lineup.
- Size: 122.4 x 64.5 x 9.9 mm
- Display: 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches, Super AMOLED
- Memory: 16 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, expandable via microSD to 32 GB
- Camera: 5 MP
- CPU: 1GHz Hummingbird
For some reason this one doesn’t show up on the primary Android handset listing, but you can find it here. As mentioned before, this is clearly the best of the current T-Mobile lineup. Motorola Defy Announced just today, the Motorola Defy will be joining the T-Mobile Android lineup before the holidays. While there was no official word on the Android version the Defy will run, it figured to have 2.2 by that point. Here’s what it will run:
- Size: 107 x 59 x 13.4 mm
- Display: 480 x 854 pixels, 3.7 inches, Gorilla Glass
- Memory: 2 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, expandable via microSD to 32 GB
- Camera: 5 MP
- CPU: 800 MHz, TI OMAP3610
This one looks like a solid unit and should render the Motorola CLIQ obsolete once it is released later this year. T-Mobile MyTouch HD While it hasn’t yet been announced, yesterday we saw some specs for the T-Mobile MyTouch HD leaked. I’m not sure how solid these details are — the internal T-Mobile document looks a little fishy, but I’m not ready to go doubting this one wholesale. It was also a bit sparse on details, so we don’t know as many specifics as we do on other devices. Still, as one of my friends put it, the MyTouch HD looks kinda like the Nexus One.
- Size: Unknown
- Display: 3.8 inches, unknown resolution
- Memory: 4 GB internal, expandable via microSD up to 32 GB (8 GB included)
- Camera: 5 MP w/ VGA front-facing
- CPU: 1GHz, unknown type.
We’ll fill in the details as we get them, but for now the MyTouch HD is looking like a significant addition to the T-Mobile lineup. With an HSPA+ radio means that it will blow the MyTouch 3G out of the water. T-Mobile G2 The follow-up to the nation’s first Android handset, the G2 has generated plenty of buzz since T-Mobile started teasing it a few weeks ago. It will be the nation’s first HSPA+ handset, with theoretical speeds of up to 21Mbps. That will probably feel something like your home broadband connection in prime reception spots. It should be hitting T-Mobile shelves later this month, so until then we’ll have to live with the sparse specs list.
- Size: 4.7 x 2.4 x 0.6 inches
- Display: 3.7 inches, S-LCD (rumor)
- Memory: 4 GB internal, 8GB microSD included, expandable to 32 GB
- Camera: 5 MP with 720p video capture
- CPU: 800MHz Snapdragon
It looks like Radio Shack will get this one for $149.99 including instant rebate. That’s not bad for a handset that will have an HSPA+ radio. If only it also had a 1GHz processor… If anything is wrong with these specs, or if there is anything additional to fill-in, please let me know in the comments.