T-Mobile’s G2 Touch now available in UK

HTC Hero

Android fans on T-Mobile's network can now get their hands on the mobile operator's take on the recently launched HTC Hero handset.

The G2 Touch is available online from today and will go on sale in shops over the next few days, according to T-Mobile's official Twitter feed.

The handset is already available in graphite' on the Orange network, but under its original moniker.

At the time of publication, the handset and details of tariffs had not appeared on T-Mobile's website. However, when the handset was announced and initially dubbed the G1 Touch back in June, T-Mobile claimed that it would be available for free on its 40 Flext tariff.

"We were proud to be the first network in the world to launch an Android mobile and as our first device was such a hit, with 90 per cent of owners saying they've recommended it to their friends, we're excited to be extending our Android range," Richard Warmsley, T-Mobile's head of internet and entertainment services, said in a statement at the time.

He added: "As the fastest-growing open apps platform, Android promises the kind of innovation scale that only comes from being available across a range of phones all over the worldWith two strong contenders to choose from, we expect that one in five T-Mobile mobile internet users will have Android-powered devices by the end of the year."

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