If you are a big fan of the newly announced T-Mobile G2, you are not alone. T-Mobile has just suspended pre-orders for the Android handset due to overwhelming demand. Thankfully, the handset will make its official in store debut starting tomorrow, October 6th, so your agonizing wait won’t be excruciatingly long. Starting tomorrow, the G2 will also be available for ordering online, but there is no guarantee that the Android handset will ship right away. As we have seen with both the DROID X and the DROID Incredible on Verizon Wireless, the order date and ship date can be weeks away. If you must get your hands on this hot, new handset, then a quick stop at your local T-Mobile store is your best bet.
Of course, you can always turn to third-party retailers like Radio Shack or Best Buy. The Shack is offering the G2 online for a mere $149.99 with a two-year contract. Currently available as a pre-order, the handset is slated to ship on October 6th. Best Buy will also be offering the G2 with a $199.99 out-the-door price tag which places it right in the middle of Radio Shack’s $149 and T-Mobile’s $299 with a $100 mail-in rebate. Bas news who want the instant gratification of ordering right now as Best Buy is listing the handset as coming soon and is not offering it for sale online. Pre-ordering is reportedly available in store and will be until the handset officially launches on October 6th
All you last-minute shoppers who waited to secure your G2 handset may be wondering if this Android handset is worth all the extra effort required to shop around and find available inventory. If you remember, the G2 was offered to T-Mobile customers first and many Android fans are already rocking this handset. Though non-T-Mobile customers may feel a bit slighted, they benefit from being in second place as they can glean all the good and bad points about the G2 from these early adopters.
Good news for those contemplating this handset. The initial responses from this core group of new G2 owners has been favorable and I would not hesitate to put a little effort into snagging this handset. One word to wise: if I was going to grab one, I would do so sooner than later as the G2 may be in demand for an extended period. With the holiday shopping season fast approaching and the G2 available for a very reasonable $499 off contract price, this handset is going to be very popular in the upcoming months. I don’t even live an area with T-Mobile coverage and I am even considering buying one.