This was expected! Well, yes it was expected that one day or the other T-mobiles will launch the G2 the successor of G1 that will use the HSPA+ network speeds. But probably this has taken too long in coming. The T-Mobile G1 was the world’s first Android-powered phone. Launched nearly two years ago, it created an entirely new class of mobile phones and apps. Its successor, the T-Mobile G2 with Google, will continue the revolution.
The T-Mobile G2 will deliver tight integration with Google services and break new ground as the first smartphone designed to run at 4G speeds on our new HSPA+ network. The company is marketing its new HSPA+ network as the company’s own 4G network which will compete with Sprint’s own 4G offering – Wi MAX. Also, both AT&T and Verizon plan to launch LTE, their own 4G networks, in 2011.
Currently, Sprint’s EVO 4G is the only phone capable of running at 4G speeds, but it’s important to keep in mind that 4G is still fairly limited in terms of geographic reach. AT&T and Verizon are making upgrades to their networks to debut 4G service. Given AT&T’s problems with reliable coverage with 3G and even standard service in certain locations, the G2 combined with a faster network could give T-Mobile an advantage for AT&T fans looking to escape their contracts.
Verizon is the likely candidate for its own iPhone, but for those who travel internationally T-Mobile could be a better fallback. They also run a GSM network, like AT&T, so switching would just be a matter of unlocking the iPhone (something which should hopefully be easier since a recent ruling declaring jail-breaking legal). If they can beat AT&T to a stable, reliable 4G service, the G2 may just be the cherry on top of the information T-Mobile plans to release “in the coming weeks.
“The T-Mobile G2 will deliver tight integration with Google services and break new ground as the first smartphone designed to run at 4G speeds on our new HSPA+ network.” says T-mobile
For those still wondering what actually a HSPA+ network is for them The initials HSPA often refers to High Speed Packet Access – a family of mobile broadband technologies comprising HSDPA, HSUPA and HSPA+. HSPA+ provides HSPA data rates up to 56 Mbit/s on the downlink and 22 Mbit/s on the uplink HSPA+ also introduces an optional all-IP architecture for the network where base stations are directly connected to IP based backhaul and then to the ISP’s edge routers The technology also delivers significant battery life improvements and dramatically quicker wake-from-idle time – delivering a true always-on connection.
So, there it is guys the myth has been busted you are now aware of how the HSPA+ network works and how will it affect you? So, make a wise choice. Till then do not forget to let us know if you get any news about the device by posting in the comments section below. We promise as ever to keep you updated with the latest from T-mobiles as ever.