Last night T-Mobile sent out the official press release for the G2, but they failed to mention the price or release date. Thanks to a pre-order offer from Best Buy, it looks like the G2 will retail for $199.99 with 2-year contract ($499 full price) and launch October 6th.
Starting tomorrow Friday, September 10, anyone can walk into their local Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile and pre-order the T-Mobile G2. There is no word on exactly how the pre-order will work, so your best bet is to visit or call the store in your area (I suggest making the visit to pick up one of the awesome buyer’s guide).
It is possible T-Mobile might price the G2 higher than $199 and offer a rebate for the difference, so hit up Best Buy if you despise mail-in-rebate forms like I do. However, T-Mobile did say they were doing their own limited preorder and existing customers would get early access to the devices. Maybe T-Mobile will enlighten us tomorrow so we can decide if it’s a better deal to grab the phone from them or Best Buy.
Anyone else eager to get this phone? I’m ready to pay full price at T-Mobile if they ship it out a couple days early.
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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