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Best Buy to take pre-orders for G2 on Friday, launch October 6th for $199.99 on contract

Best Buy to take pre-orders for G2 on Friday, launch October 6th for $199.99 on contract
Thursday we reported the introduction of the T-Mobile G2. The carrier's first HSPA+ enabled device was the subject of a press release by T-Mobile, but no information about pricing or launch date was revealed. Now, thanks to a press release from big box retailer Best Buy, we can tell you that starting tomorrow (Friday), you can pre-order the phone from Best Buy Mobile. The retailer will launch the G2 on October 6th at a cost of $199.99 (there is that magic number again) with a signed 2 year contract.

In case you have been distracted lately, the quick rundown on the handset shows that the device will launch with Android 2.2 installed, which means Flash Player will be ready to go right out of the box. HTC's "Z-Hinge" opens up to reveal a 3.7 inch S-TFT WVGA display and a QWERTY keyboard. The 5MP camera with LED flash will also capture HD video at 720p. The G2 will be the first handset to have the Qualcomm MSM7230 chipset which has the HSPA+ baseband modem integrated in the chipset along with the Adreno 205 GPU. All in all, it represents sheer processing power but at the same time, conserves on power usage as we previously reported.

T-Mobile G2 Specifications

source: BestBuy via AndroidandMe

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. Clomba2283 (unregistered)

Time to preorder and retire the mytouch slide to my work phone!

posted on 10 Sep 2010, 11:41

2. dkjdh (unregistered)

Why get this when verizon is going 4g and so will ATT next year..meaning front cameras will be the "norm"..just imagine..you go to the market..you cant explain to the other what it is you are looking at..turn on your front cam on both phones..and wallah! 1ghz seems to be on the lower end of the ladder now

posted on 10 Sep 2010, 13:37

3. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)

God you people are so gullible! Front facing cameras are OLD OLD OLD OLD technology. You realize japan, europe, canada have all had it for 6 years now! The mention of anything "g" at the end and "front facing camera" gets all you retards wet and hot :/ Go buy yourself a nice DoCoMo phone and you'll never have to upgrade for another 5 years while US carriers recycle that technology and claim it as "new".

posted on 10 Sep 2010, 16:20

4. kitpogi (unregistered)

I agree with Rawrzellers,...and @ dkjdh....come on? really? when you start talking crap about another phone or carrier, you really know how to put your sentences correctly. The video calling isn't new in Asia and Europe. USA has too much laws that it prohibits the use of such services here.

posted on 11 Sep 2010, 02:21

6. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)

Again, we aren't in Japan, Europe or Canada. So we really don't care about those countries, clearly. We care about the carriers here in America, so front facing cameras are new here, giving people like dkjdh something fun to do. So retards like you can stop trying to prove a point when your point clearly isn't relevant to America.

posted on 11 Sep 2010, 11:01

7. SI (unregistered)

The problem with At&t, Verizon, and Sprint 4G is that their current data networks have the max speeds squeezed out of it. So any future data upgrades will require a seperate radio for that high speed data network (whether it be wimax or lte) so battery life will be horrible because you have TWO radios operating at one time. T-Mobile got it right with getting 4G speeds out of the current data network. T-Mobile FTW...

posted on 11 Sep 2010, 12:52

8. lololol@you (unregistered)

I just went to DoCoMo's website and it would seem as though their only smartphones currently are WinMo(lol), a Blackberry Bold 9700, and the Xperia. So clearly they are no longer that far ahead of the curve. Regardless frontfacing cameras are retarded, why do I want to have a Video Conference with someone? If you are in a grocery store and you can't describe what you are looking at: first of all you have a limited grasp on the English/Whatever other language you speak. Second: You could just take a picture and send it to them via picture mail. Oh shit so damn hard to do.

posted on 10 Sep 2010, 22:45

5. Atlantaguy (unregistered)

Anyone who gets a web cam enabled phone will probably use it maybe 12 times before the novelty wears off and they stop using it once they realize how unattractive they really look on a web cam. Only 12 year olds will use it, and will then open a whole new can of legal worms when they start "sexting" each other with the things, while their 16 year old sisters kill tons of innocent people while trying to drive and video chat at the same time. Yippie - something to look forward to.

posted on 12 Sep 2010, 05:04

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

I could care less for front facing camera's or camera's to begin with. Sure it's nice to have a decent camera on a phone, but the true purpose of having a phone is just that, to make PHONE CALLS. I'm not saying that they shouldn't, it's just that people make way too big of a deal about them. Most of us have only just now have a front facing camera phone, where were you complaining about not having one just a year ago? Oh that's right, as soon as the iphone 4 started having one, that's when everyone started. It's not a deal breaker and you know it.

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