New Details Emerge on the Replacement for the TMobile G1

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The first details on one of T-Mobile’s upcoming smartphones running Google’s Android OS surfaced earlier this week, and now a more complete picture of it has emerged… literally. This device — code-named either Bigfoot or Morrison — will have a landscape-oriented sliding keyboard, and will be the replacement for the T-Mobile G1. Details are still mostly unknown, but a new image of this model shows it in more detail (at left). According to unconfirmed reports, this smartphone will be released by T-Mobile USA in October. It will be available from Wal-Mart for $150. It’s not clear if this will be the standard price though. Shortly after the G1 debuted, Wal-Mart began offering it at a $30 discount, and it’s possible its successor will have the same arrangement. This model is one of three on a roadmap of upcoming Android-based models that leaked out of T-Mobile USA this week. The first will be the myTouch 3G — a version of the HTC Sapphire, which recently debuted in Europe as the HTC Magic. This device has a tablet shape with an HVGA touchscreen and a trackball on its front. It depends on its on-screen keyboard for text input, as there is no hardware one. The third Android device heading to T-Mobile USA this year is being designed by Samsung and will supposedly be code-named the Houdini. This could be a version of the recently-announced Samsung I7500, this company’s first phone running Google’s operating system. This will have a tablet shape with a 3.2-inch, HVGA OLED touchscreen, mobile broadband, and Wi-Fi. Like the Bigfoot, the Houdini will be released this fall for an as-yet-undisclosed price.” via