Having a sliver of time in between press conferences today, I managed to swing by the LG booth and get a few minutes of one-on-one time with the T-Mobile G2X, an LG phone that is known globally as the LG Optimus 2X. The T-Mobile version is basically a pure vanilla Froyo experience with a little T-Mobile flavor thrown in (in other words, bloatware). In fact, there were a few UI changes that LG had made on the Optimus 2X to make sure it fit its style, and T-Mobile appears to have taken those out and bring it back to the basic vanilla.
The G2X will also run on T-Mobile’s 4G (or, as Dan Hesse just called it today, “faux G”) HSPA+ network, though it will max out at 14.4 Mbps and will not be able to upgrade up to T-Mobile’s new max of 42. It uses the Tegra 2 dual-core processor with a 1 GHz clock speed to make it the fastest device on T-Mobile at present time.
The G2x should be upgradeable to Gingerbread, and according to LG this should be relatively soon. We’ve heard “soon” before, and won’t believe it until we see it. In the meantime, it’s still at least running Froyo so you have access to Flash Player and a decently fast browser.
We anticipate seeing the G2x arrive on T-Mobile shelves sometime in April, and while the price has not yet been disclosed, we should be seeing it at no more than $199, most likely.
Check out my pics and video below!
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