Summary: Overall, the T-Mobile G2 is a well-equipped Android device, and offers vanilla Android fans something outside of the Nexus One . It's fast, with an exceptional keyboard and a design that appeals to youngsters and businesspeople alike. I'm a bit troubled by the connectivity issues and poor data speeds, but I have a feeling at least part of it will be addressed in the weeks to come by a software update.
Excerpt: Around two years ago T-Mobile signed on to a grand experiment: Android. Not long after the G1 arrived. It was a smartphone with a physical keyboard, a fair amount of speed and storage — and a lot of potential.
is by far the best smartphone I have used. I am still constantly picking it up and playing with it just because it is a joy to use.
Everything is quick, and the battery lasts long enough that I don't need to worry about it. It works well in all areas, and should be quick to receive operating system updates like the upcoming Gingerbread due to its stock Android OS.
Pros: Excellent design, Fast processor, ample memory, Keyboard mostly well laid out
Cons: No dedicated number row in keyboard,, Not as thin as many devices, Long-term use of Z Hinge unknown
Excerpt: Engadget has tested the new T-Mobile G2 and published a review . Their verdict simply is: the G2 is an awesome phone. Quote: "The G2 is not just an awesome Android phone, it's an awesome phone, period. It's clear that HTC has taken its years of experience with devices in this form factor and applied that knowledge to this device.
T-Mobile G2 Review Roundup: Vanilla Android Is The Way To Go
3 November 2010
Excerpt: and I'll say it again: stock Android is the way to go. I hate it when manufacturers add custom UIs, bloatware, and unnecessary lag to our beloved Android operating system, so, naturally, I was overjoyed to hear that the T-Mobile G2 would ship with a stock build of Android. Early reviewers seem to agree with this, and overall, they seem to think highly of the device. Let's take a look at some of those reviews that have been posted so far.
T-Mobile G2 / HTC Desire Z Android smartphone review
31 October 2010
Summary: The T-Mobile G2 is a version of the HTC Desire Z that was built specifically for the U.S. market. It features the same base specs and hardware design, but offers a different software load and user interface tweaks.
Pros: Great hardware, blazing download speeds, not loaded with bloatware
Cons: Feels less speedy than competitors, lackluster camera capabilities, very heavy