I'd hold out for the G2. Seems like a great phone and it's just straight up Android with no skins and therefore it should be getting any future updates faster than other devices.
And the ETA for the G2 is approx. the end of this month?
Another question about the G2, is why only the 800GHz processor?
Sure it ships with 2.2, but does the processor hold it back from getting further firmware updates in the near future?
The 800mhz in the G2 is going to be faster and more efficient then the ones in the Nexus/X/Evo ect. They redesigned it to run better/faster and with less juice since it is smaller. And that whole Android needs 1ghz processor rumor was just that a rumor, not true in the least bit, even if it was this is the G2, it will get as many updates as Google can throw at it.
Tmobile USA is coming out with the G2, an 800mhz scorpion processor, on par with the hummingbird in the vibrant. It is coming out toward the end of the month. The G2 is great if you want a hardware keyboard, if not the Vibrant is pretty awesome itself with the hummingbird processor.
I've read about the hummingbird, and that processor is tempting as hell.
End of the month you say? I believe I can hold out that long.
Any price range without a new contract?
I think they are both $500, the Vibrant is an awesome phone few bugs that will probably be fixed with 2.2, the G2 hopefully will have the most efficient cpu/gpu on the market so battery should be great. between the two its all about preference. I like the vibrant but prefer having the keyboard so extra weight ect is a necessary trade off for me. Then in November there is probably going to be a few more high end phone specifically the mytouch HD and a new rumor about a dual core LG phone.
Does this mean the Vibrant boots 2.1? :(
Yes, for the time being, they have promised 2.2, but the G2 is the only one on tmobile that is going to ship with 2.2.
word is radio shack will sell g2 for $150 w 2 yr...correct on processor efficiency, btw
I also realize after a little research, I've had hands on an Epic. That phone was boss, but I guess they're cutting the keyboard off for the Vibrant, which I can completely handle.