Some G2 units arrive unhinged, snapping back and with loss of memory

Some G2 units arrive unhinged, snapping back and with loss of memory
The other day, we reported that some lucky G2 buyers were going to get their phone earlier than the official October 3rd launch date. The bad news is that the handset is arriving with a trio of major issues that make it sound like the phone is suffering some sort of mental breakdown. After all, a quick description of the problems would make it sound like the G2 is unhinged, snapping at everyone and is losing its memory.

First, some of the units are coming with the hinges loose. This causes the screen to dangle when the phone is turned upside down. The second problem is that when the phone is held at a certain angle, the screen will snap shut if it is open. Finally, some of the G2 units are arriving with half of the 4GB of memory promised. Whether or not it is part of the reason for the mix-up, the G2's twin, the HTC Desire Z, comes with 2GB of memory.

If we have learned anything this year, it is that the more complex smartphones become, the more problems you will see at launch. And with the number of Android models multiplying rapidly, it is no surprise to see some bugs and defects out of the box. It is unknown how widespread these bugs are, but as the next few days go by and more G2 units are unboxed, we should have a better idea of how many phones are affected.

T-Mobile G2 Specifications

source: Engadget, Xda-developers

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G2
  • Display 3.7 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1300 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3.3

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