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

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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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