T-Mobile USA is getting ready to roll out its second Google (NSDQ: GOOG) phone, according to T-Mobile’s CTO Cole Brodman, who confirmed the timing in an interview with mocoNews. He said the follow-up device to the T-Mobile G1 will be out in early summer and details of the release would come later this month.
T-Mobile is betting huge on the Android platform, which sold at least 1 million handsets for the fourth-largest U.S. carrier but has failed to generate a ton of buzz among consumers. While a lot of the specifics about the upcoming phone are still unknown, it will follow the launch of the Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Pre this Saturday, though may land on store shelves before Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) rolls out its latest rumored device. Brodman: “We are really excited about that. We have no more specific details at this time, but wanted to say we remain very committed to the Android platform and are excited about taking this next step.”
Brodman said the device will run the so-called “cupcake” version of the operating system, which is currently rolling out to T-Mobile G1 subscribers. He wouldn’t say much else about the device, but it sounds like it has a high likelihood of coming from a new handset partner, like Motorola (NYSE: MOT) or Samsung, rather than from HTC, which manufactured the original T-Mobile G1. Brodman: “We