When T-Mobile officially unveiled the G2, they said that pre-orders for current customers would begin "later this month," but wouldn't give a concrete date. While the rumored release date has been pushed back, possibly as far as October 16th, it appears that T-Mo is still going to be offering pre-orders this month as they have updated the G2's product page to say "Pre-ordering starts soon!" The claim comes from the myT-Mobile pages of multiple customers, and it seems that T-Mobile is holding true to their statement that current subscribers will get pre-order access because when I went to the G2's page, I was met with a less exciting "Coming soon." We still don't know when pre-orders will go live, but there are only nine days left in September, so it should be soon!
T-Mobile has never come forward with the G2's release date, but Best Buy has, saying that they'll begin selling the G2 on October 6th. We haven't heard anything from BBY about a different release date, so I'm going to assume that the Oct. 6th date is still firm. So there's one option for those of you who don't feel like waiting for T-Mo to offer the G2. We've also heard that Costco will be offering free accessories with a G2 purchase, and RadioShack has also chimed in, saying that they'll be selling the G2 for $149.99 with a two-year contract. It's obvious that there will be plenty of options when it comes time to buy a G2, so which one will you go with?