RIP: T-Mobile G2x; was T-Mobile's first dual-core phone

RIP: T-Mobile G2x; was T-Mobile's first dual-core phone
A screenshot of T-Mobile's recently discontinued items obtained by TmoNews, shows that the T-Mobile G2x was declared EOL on January 6th. Now many phones pass away with nary any notice. But the T-Mobile G2x was special as the device was the first dual-core powered smartphone for the carrier, while its overseas variant was the first dual-core model on the planet. That is not to say that the T-Mobile G2x led an untroubled life. Numerous times the phone was recalled and unavailable for purchase.

When the T-Mobile G2x  first launched, sales took off forcing the carrier to raise the price by $50 to keep demand and supply in balance. YouTube videos showing the browser on the overseas version of the phone, the LG Optimus 2X (then code named the LG Star), rendering web sites faster than the Apple iPhone had helped fuel the fire for the device.

The T-Mobile G2x soon suffered from multiple problems and the model was pulled from T-Mobile's shelves. The carrier stopped offering warranty replacements for units overwhelmed by bugs and T-Mobile suggested that those with a non-working phone replace it with the myTouch 4G. As planned, after the T-Mobile G2x received its update to Android 2.3, it was once again offered by T-Mobile, priced at zero with a signed two-year contract. But it never would regain the level of popularity that it once had thanks to other dual-core models that were coming to market.

And now, the device has passed on. Still, we will always remember the smartphone that brought dual-core processing to the nation's fourth largest carrier.

source: TmoNews

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