T-Mobile USA plans high-speed Android phone

* G2 to support HSPA + high-speed services

* More information promised in coming weeks

NEW YORK, Aug 18 (BestGrowthStock) – T-Mobile USA, a unit of
Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE: ), said that a device based on Google
Inc’s (GOOG.O: ) Android software will be its first phone to take
advantage of a new high-speed upgrade to its mobile network.

T-Mobile USA, the fourth biggest U.S. mobile service, said
it would provide more details about the new G2 phone in coming
weeks.

The device will be the first to support HSPA plus, which
T-Mobile USA has made available in 50 metropolitan markets with
more than 85 million inhabitants.

T-Mobile USA did not say which manufacturer would make the
G2. HTC Corp (2498.TW: ) built the first Android phone G1, which
T-Mobile USA started selling nearly two years ago.

Android has been gaining ground against popular phones such
as the Apple Inc (Read more about Apple stock future.) (AAPL.O: ) iPhone as many phone makers are
choosing Android software for their most advanced devices.

AT&T Inc (T.N: ), the exclusive U.S. provider for iPhone,
also plans to upgrade its network to HSPA plus, but has not
announced phones to support the higher speed technology.

In the United States, Smartphones running Android were the
top sellers in the second quarter. [ID:nN04255464]
(Reporting by Sinead Carew. Editing by Robert MacMillan)

T-Mobile USA plans high-speed Android phone