Rumor Mill: Is the G2 coming soon?

There may be a new Android device out on the market in the next few months, called the T-Mobile G2, according to rumors circulating in several blogs.

The rumor first started on the website Cell Phone Signal, which said there would be a new Android-based device called the G2 out at the end of January. The spec sheet sourced in this report said the phone would have a full touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera and be WiFi capable.

The blog Boy Genius Report followed up with another rumor saying that most of the original specs cited in Cell Phone Signal were correct but that the phone would not have a physical QWERTY keyboard. Instead, it will have a trackball. Boy Genius also said the phone would be out in April and that the phone will launch on another global carrier besides T-Mobile USA.

HTC, which manufactures the G1, the only phone in North America running on Google's Android software, has indicated that it expects continued success with the phone. In late November, HTC increased its forecast for how many it expected to ship in 2008 to 1 million up from a previous estimate of 600,000.

For more:
- see this Boy Genius Report post
- see this Engadget post

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