T-Mobile ended weeks of rumors and leaks and officially announced the G2 this morning. Unfortunately, they didn't feel like telling us exactly when pre-orders would begin or when the device would actually go on sale. Best Buy to the rescue! The electronics retailer has just announced that they will begin taking pre-orders for the G2 beginning tomorrow, September 10th. Even better, Best Buy gave us a solid release date, saying that the G2 will be available in stores beginning October 6th. Unsurprisingly, pricing is set at $199.99 with a two-year contract. Check out the full press release below.
I'm kind of surprised that Best Buy beat T-Mobile to the punch by announcing the G2's release date, but current T-Mobile customers may be able to get their hands on the HSPA+ phone even earlier than October 6th. In their press release earlier today, T-Mo said that "Current T-Mobile customers will get exclusive access to preorder the G2 starting later this month." Sure, they may get a pre-order later than Best Buy customers, but perhaps T-Mobile will do them a solid and release the G2 before BBY's Oct. 6th launch? No one knows for sure what will happen, but I do know one thing: you shouldn't be surprised to see lines of eager Android fans lining up outside your local Best Buy tomorrow, waiting to reserve their very own G2.
Best Buy Mobile Launches Pre-Sale of the T-Mobile® G2™ with Google™
The pre-sale begins Friday, September 10.
Best Buy Mobile today announced the T-Mobile® G2™ with Google™ will be available for pre-orders starting Friday, September 10. It will launch in stores October 6 and will retail for $199.99 with new two-year activation.
By adding the T-Mobile® G2™ with Google™ to its assortment, Best Buy Mobile furthers its position as the place for consumers to research and purchase the smart phone that is right for their needs. Best Buy Mobile has the most under smart phones under one roof, including the iPhone 4, HTC EVO 4G (Black or White version), the full line of Samsung Galaxy smart phones and the BlackBerry Torch, among others.
The G2 is T-Mobile’s first phone on its advanced network that lets consumers connect at 4G speeds. It has the Android 2.2 operating system, an exclusive hinge design (HTC calls it “Z-Hinge”) that opens up to a QWERTY keyboard and a full touch screen 3.7” S-TFT WVGA with clear images and wide viewing angle.
Pre-orders can be made by visiting any local Best Buy or Best Buy mobile standalone store.
At Best Buy Mobile, consumers can compare the latest devices from popular carriers and plans in store or online. For more information on the T-Mobile® G2™ with Google™, and other smart phones available at Best Buy, visit www.bestbuy.com/mobile.