A revamped and redesigned version of the huge-selling T-Mobile G1 mobile phone could be due for release before the end of the year, it has been claimed.
According to reports, the new phone will feature a “radical looking design” and unlike its predecessor will be home to a slide-out Qwerty keyboard.
Details of the new edition of the G1, which will apparently be dubbed the T-Mobile Bigfoot, emerged in a leaked document which detailed T-Mobile’s release schedule for 2009.
News of T-Mobile’s plans comes as more and more manufacturers are preparing to release Android powered smartphones this year.
Sony Ericsson is planning to enter the market later this year with an as-yet-unnamed device, while Samsung’s entry the I7500 has already been unveiled.
Currently UK consumers can choose from two Android-powered mobile phones, namely the T-Mobile G1 and the HTC Magic, which is available now exclusively on Vodafone.
T-Mobile recently confirmed that the G1 has sold over a million units since its release late last year.