T-Mobile USA customers hoping to retire their beloved G1 and pick up the carrier’s latest Android smartphone can finally flex their credit cards today, with the news that – as expected – the T-Mobile G2 has gone up for pre-order. Priced at $199.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate and assuming a new two-year agreement, of course) and currently only available to existing subscribers, the G2 is expected to drop into customer’s hands by October 6th.
Coincidentally – or not – that’s also the same day that the Android smartphone will go up for sale generally. We’re hearing that T-Mobile is actually targeting the end of September for their initial deliveries – though you’ll have to get your pre-order in fast – so in fact you might have a week of earlier access than your non-subscriber friends.
Of course, you could also wait until the G2 lands at Best Buy, which won’t get you the smartphone early but should save you the hassle of sending off a mail-in rebate. Wherever you buy it from, the G2 runs Android 2.2 on Qualcomm’s new 800MHz Snapdragon processor, has a 5-megapixel camera, WiFi and GPS, along with HSPA+ connectivity and a QWERTY keyboard.
[via Android Community]