Yesterday, T-Mobile announced the upcoming availability of the G2x smartphone, a rebranded version of LG’s Optimus 2x. There is no word on a price or official launch date, but T-Mobile says that it will arrive ready and primed for their 4G network this Spring.
The device is powered by a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor and 4-inch touchscreen with a yet to be specified resolution. It will ship with Android 2.2, which now provides access to more than 150,000 applications via the Android app store. Other features include a rear facing 8 megapixel camera with an LED flash and the ability to capture full HD video, a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, Bluetooth 2.1, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 8GB of built-in storage expandable by a microSD card slot and Adobe flash support.
The phone will ship with a copy of Need for Speed SHIFT H, a demo of Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, Qik video chat, Zinio eReader and DTS Ultra Mobile, which includes two innovative audio technologies – DTS Envelo and DTS Boost – for an enhanced audio experience.
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 — March 22, 2011 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. and LG
Mobile Phones (LG) today announced the upcoming availability of the T-Mobile
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
―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 preloaded content with our 4G network and the power of the dualcore processor, the G2x offers the mobile gaming and entertainment experience our
―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 handle
the performance requirements of mobile games that use PC and console quality graphics
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 Maps
with Places and Navigation, YouTube
, Google Talk
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
2.1, built-in 3.5mm headphone jack, Adobe