Could the leaked HTC Era 42 be the future T-Mobile G3? Phone rumored to come in September

by: Bams SadewoJuly 20, 2012

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If you’re less than impressed with T-Mobile’s current Android lineup, despite the recent confirmation of the Galaxy Note, word has it there’s a new HTC handset that will be heading to T-Mo in September. Thanks to a leaked internal document that TmoNews has gotten their hands on, we now know about a certain HTC Era 42 model. So what could this mysterious HTC phone be?

With speculation going into overdrive, it seems the strongest candidate – or what folks hope for the most — is that the phone will be the successor to the fan favorite T-Mobile G series. Pointing out how close the rumored release date is to the anniversary of the T-Mobile G2, there’s a possibility that the HTC Era 42 is a placeholder name for the T-Mobile G3. Of course, this would mean the Taiwanese backtracking on their earlier stance about forgoing any new phones with slide-out keyboards…

Let’s fuel the rumor mill even more. What if the HTC Era 42 is part of the rumored 5 Nexus devices? For some, owning a QWERTY phone with a pure Google experience is as close as it gets to Android perfection.

But don’t get your hopes up yet, as really this isn’t based on any solid information. We don’t know any specs and other details of the HTC Era 42 – except that it might hit T-Mobile on September 26. We shouldn’t discount the possibility of it being a variant of the HTC One X as well.

What do you think? Would you like to see T-Mobile going back to its HTC roots for the G3?

  • JayZed

    Dang, I have the G2 and that keyboard is awesome. I want a G3 with all new specs, plus the same keyboard. If I don’t get it, I will buy the Microsoft Surface in December (so I have a device with a keyboard) , and then get a Samsung phone. I will promptly root it and put stock Android on it.

    • i have the motorola cliq 2. and i have been using it for more than a year and a half strong. i am purposely waiting till fall./ winter to pick up a new android physcial qwerty with higher specs than a netbook

  • Aaron Smit

    I used to be a part of the whole “I need a physical keyboard” mentality. If you get yourself which ever keyboard you need, there is absolutely NO need for a physical keyboard, All it does is add bulk,weight, and ugliness that is just plain not needed.

    • with a physical keyboard you dont need to take up space on a valuable screen for typing. which lets me multitask and see more of the conversation i am having

  • Turns out it’s the One X+, which has no keyboard. Bummer.