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Unraveling the mystery of Bigfoot T-Mobile G1 v2

Unraveling the mystery of Bigfoot T-Mobile G1 v2
HTC G1 Bigfoot
Over the past few days, Bigfoot has taken over the web. No, we’re not talking about that tall harry human looking monster that wanders the woods in the Pacific Northwest. Bigfoot is the code name for a new android powered handset that showed up on a leaked T-Mobile release roadmap. Bigfoot was shown as a replacement device for the HTC made T-Mobile G1, but no other information was given, not even the name of the manufacturer except that it would be known as the T-Mobile G1 v2. Everything was fine for a few days, but then rumors started to still that Bigfoot could be Motorola’s first Android phone to hit the market. Within hours, images were popping up that showed the button similarities between other Motorola phones and the ones that adorned the front of the Bigfoot handset. But like all good rumors and speculation, casting the Bigfoot as a Motorola device didn’t last long. Soon enough, Samsung was given credit for the design of Bigfoot.
Samsung T-Mobile Bigfoot
 
So if Bigfoot is made by Samsung, why the heck am I writing about it on HTC Source? Ok, the story does not end there. Apparently a "trusted source" over at TmoToday has now been able to clear up a lot of the misconceptions about the Bigfoot Android phone. It turns out that Bigfoot (aka G1 v2) is the same G1 we have come to know and love with a new facelift. This could be the only logical conclusion out of all the rumors that have been floating around the web. It’s only natural that HTC would make the G1 v2.
 
However, TmoToday has pointed out that most of the confusion about the T-Mobile G1 v2 Bigfoot was intentional. All the images we have seen of Bigfoot have merely been artist renditions created to stir up interest in the blogosphere. Obviously, the strategy has worked. Most tech blogs around the web have run two of three stories on Bigfoot over the past few days. Lets hope that T-Mobile and HTC are willing to share a little more real information about the G1 v2 now that we have unraveled the mystery surrounding Bigfoot.
 



About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.