T-Mobile announces G1 Touch

T-Mobile has announced that its next Android-based mobile will be called the "G1 Touch".

Although the first G1 from HTC boasted a touchscreen display, it also had a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, so presumably this follow-up handset, that will offer the Cupcake version of Android enabling a virtual keyboard, won't.

The revelation came via T-Mobile's official UK Twitter feed with the following tweet:

"Very excited! T-Mobile’s highly anticipated 2nd Android phone has been named the T-Mobile#G1Touch – more soon!"

In fact, if you string together all the current rumours on the topic, it seems the G1 Touch is highly likely to be the just-announced Huawei U8230 said to be due to T-Mo in Q3.

The U8230 has a 3.5-inch touchscreen, on-screen full and half QWERTY keyboards, a 3.2-megapixel camera and a decent battery.

We will keep you posted.