T-Mobile's G2 Tease Draws Interest, Faces a Glitch
T-Mobile’s effort to drum up interest in its next flagship phone appeared to be a hit—but also a miss—on Wednesday.
The official announcement of the new phone—dubbed the G2—spurred Web searches for the device and made it a trending topic on Google (GOOG). But the carrier temporarily pulled down a new promotional site for the phone after discovering that the website showed some visitors the names and email addresses of other people registering for information about the device.
The G2 is the follow-up to 2008’s G1, the first phone based on Google’s Android operating system, and T-Mobile promises that it “will deliver tight integration with Google.” The carrier also is touting the phone as the first to take full advantage of the faster speeds on its new HSPA+ network, which is speedier than regular 3G.