09
Sep
T-Mobile G2_Landscape

This morning, T-Mobile sent out the press release officially announcing the T-Mobile G2. The release mentioned that the phone would be available for pre-order in limited quantites for existing T-Mobile customers later this month - but that doesn't quite jibe with the fact that Best Buy's pre-sale begins tomorrow for a very reasonable $200 (with 2 year contract, obviously). They even mention an official release date: October 6.

G2

The specs are in the announcement link and picture above, but in case you're too lazy to read, here's a brief rehash:

  • 800 MHz CPU (new Snapdragon architecture)
  • 3.7" 480x800 screen
  • Slide-out four row QWERTY keyboard
  • HSPA+

Personally, I'm just waiting to see how that new Snapdragon CPU stacks up to its higher-clocked siblings, and how well it overclocks.

Headed out to Best Buy tomorrow at the crack of dawn? Picking one up in-store on October 6? Sound off in the comments below.

[Source: BBY]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • Michael

    So I already have a even more plus plan so I pay full price for phones. Can I go to best buy to preorder this and how much would I have to pay. I'm lost, maybe I have to wait till T-Mobile has preorders

    • Aaron Gingrich

      You'd pay full price. Not sure what that is yet, but I'd guess $600 +/- $100

  • Michael

    do you think I would be able to preorder at best buy even if I'm not getting a new contract? Do I put money down on it or something? I've never preordered before sorry.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      I'm not sure, I'd guess you can only preorder if you're getting a contract but I'm not sure. You'd probably have to put down a deposit, yea. And no problem, that's what we're here for :)

  • weever

    Yes you can preorder without contract and it is $499.99 w/o contract

  • Michael

    Yea I figured it'd be bout 500. Ok cool just hope the deposit isn't to much. I only have about 200 bucks right now and no matter what I won't sell my nexus. I'm just wondering when t-mobile will do there dang preorders because some people were saying that when they preordered G1's from t-mobile they got it a week early. I love my nexus but I love keyboards and better gpu ftw. Gonna go to best buy tomoro or call to see what deposit is

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Good luck, let us know how it goes :)

  • Jonathan

    These specs are a little weak for me. Maybe project Emerald will have more power.

  • Jim Leary

    The Best Buy pre-order deal was a bust. I went to my Best Buy store and waited in line for an hour. When it was finally my turn, they said, "We don't carry T-Mobile at this store; only Sprint, Verizon and AT&T." So I called Best Buy Mobile and asked if I could pre-order it over the phone and was told, "Sure, let me check with my Supervisor because I've never done this before." The rep came back and said, "We don't carry T-Mobile at this time but we will at the end of the month so you won't be able to pre-order the phone today." I will wait for T-Mobile to make it available to me.