Joining Best Buy and RadioShack, T-Mobile is now taking preorders for its first HSPA+ smartphone, the T-Mobile G2. Preorders are limited to current T-Mobile customers, though. You must reserve your phone by October 4 in order to receive it on October 6, which is when the G2 will be available in stores nationwide. T-Mobile did not disclose the price of the handset, but we suspect it will be around $199.99 with contract. Best Buy is selling the smartphone at that price point but so far RadioShack has the best deal at $149.99.
Last week, T-Mobile officially introduced the T-Mobile G2 but the carrier failed to point out two key things: pricing and availability date. However, that hasn't stopped other retailers from revealing such information and getting a jump on preorders.
Best Buy began taking orders for the G2 on Friday with a price point of $199.99 with a new two-year contract. Preorders must be placed in Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile stores and will available for pickup on October 6. But how's this for a little friendly competition?
The news confirms a lot of what we already know about the T-Mobile G1 successor. It will ship running Android 2.2 with support for Flash Player 10.1 and Voice Actions. The G2 will also feature a 3.7-inch capacitive touch screen with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and will be powered by Qualcomm's 800MHz Snapdragon MSM7230 processor, which is optimized for longer battery life and enhanced … Read more
The carrier posted additional specs on its T-Mobile Scoop Web site that indicates the smartphone will ship running Android 2.2 with Adobe Flash Player 10.1, and it looks like you'll get the stock Android skin, even though the device is made by HTC. The handset will also offer a set of one-touch quick keys for easy access to Google shortcuts and apps.
However, contrary to early reports, the G2 will … Read more
Today's episode of The 404 Podcast begins with a short lesson in Chinese breakfast foods and our love for combining savory meat into sweet bread. The dish in question is called char siu bao and it's a dim sum staple that you can also find in most Chinese bakeries--even Jeff seems to enjoy it, so you know it can't be that bad!
Before we make you too hungry, we'll touch on the new T-Mobile G2, the first smartphone to run on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network. The original T-Mobile G1 was the first Google Android phone released … Read more
We've seen the leaks and now we have official confirmation from T-Mobile that the T-Mobile G2 is, indeed, real.
The carrier posted a teaser site for the T-Mobile G1's successor on Wednesday, with an opportunity to sign up for e-mail updates. The G2 will be the first smartphone to run on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, which promises 4G-like speeds, but for now, there are few other details about the Android phone. T-Mobile said it will reveal more in the coming weeks and will give current customers exclusive first access to the G2.
While the Android 1.5 Cupcake update is on its way to T-Mobile G1 owners, the bigger question on some people's minds is when we're going to see a new Android device here in the United States. The HTC Magic, which was first introduced at GSMA 2009, has launched in several European countries, and Canada will get its Android devices in June, so how far behind could we be?