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With top-tier smartphones sporting physical QWERTY keyboards becoming a rarity these days, we can add HTC to the list of phone manufacturers that won’t be offering a new keyboard-equipped Android smartphone anytime soon. Speaking during a press event in Seattle, HTC creative director Claude Zellweger explained the company’s stance on creating QWERTY phones. “As a company, the QWERTY keyboard we’re moving away from in general”, he said. This can be translated as the company’s reluctance to go against the current, with more and more manufacturers focusing solely on producing touchscreen phones, some without physical buttons at all. Zellweger added that…

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Much has been said about MIUI. This popular custom ROM has already received so many good reviews from users.  One of the qualities that set this ROM apart from the others is its user interface. The simple and straightforward looks of its UI make this custom ROM stand out. Some might say that its design was just copied from the iPhone, but if you are already using it, you can definitely tell its distinct qualities. The recently updated MIUI 4 has been an astounding breakthrough. This new update is already based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. Just imagine the…

In July, T-Mobile put up a teaser page about its newest Android smartphone, the G2.  The G2 will be the wireless carrier’s first HSPA+ phone and is expected to sport a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.  Our friends over at TmoNews have posted what looks to be the official pricing sheet for the upcoming handset. From the looks of it, the G2 will run $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and $499.99 retail.

We recently posted pictures of the forthcoming T-Mobile G2, but we can now provide you with further information to get those hearts racing. Unfortunately, this might not be as exciting as you had hoped for. As the title suggests, the G2′s MSM7x30 chip will be clocked at 800MHz. If you are anything like us, you would have been hoping for a a 1Ghz processor. The upside to this news is that the battery will probably last a lot longer and T-Mobile are still calling it “the fastest smartphone experience in America”. They are either lying through their teeth, ignorantly blissful,…

The recently confirmed G2 smartphone that is headed for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network has been captured in the wild, according to the folks over at Engadget.  The G2, the successor to T-Mobile’s G1, looks to sport a full four row slide-out QWERTY keyboard and possibly an optical trackpad for navigation.

Today T-Mobile USA revealed that its first HSPA+ powered 3.5G smartphone will be called the G2. It launched a teaser page saying as much. No real details are there, not even a photo, but the company said that more info will be coming in the next few weeks or so. As luck would have it, that coincides with an HTC event in London on September 15th, that we expect to be the launch of the HTC Desire HD, which would make a fine G2 for T-Mo.

We all knew that T-Mobile USA is sitting pretty on the upcoming HTC Magic/MyTouch/G2/Sapphire/whatever, but thanks to Engadget, we now have some attractive box art images to satisfy our hunger. The designer handywork reveals, for sure, that the device is going to run by the name of myTouch 3G. The slightly modern yet colorful vector grunge artwork is pretty appealing and goes some way in telling us that the myTouch 3G will come in three colors, including ‘merlot’ (a rich dark red), white, and black. If you want to take a look at the sea-horses and humming birds that have…

Russell over at MobileBurn.com is still working on his written review of the HTC Magic for Vodafone UK, but in the mean time I have spliced together all of the high-def video footage he has shot and uploaded the videos to YouTube. Part one is below.  Part two and three are available after the jump.

Today we took a trip into Soho, London, UK, to visit Vodafone’s invite only launch for the HTC Magic. The private members club was a fitting venue for the UK launch of one of the most highly anticipated phones of the summer. Although somewhat hard to find, the venue provided an intimate spot for us to have a face to face with Vodafone about the HTC Magic, Vodafone’s decision to get involved with Android and their plans for the future. Here’s what we learnt. First, a few quick important points. If you want to grab yourself a Magic and you…