T-Mobile G2 Delayed Till October 16th?

Remember for now, this is just a rumor…but strong enough of a rumor to print!

We’re just going to be honest and admit that we are, at this point playing a round robin guessing game for the T-Mobile G2 release date. Current information pegs the release date for a mid-October, more specifically October 16th if this T-Mobile forum thread is to be believed. We have a suspicion it’s accurate, however we can’t pinpoint a particular reason for the delay. More importantly, the release date is at this point, anyone’s guess. Unfortunately pre-order information seems to be rather difficult to uncover and we’re really just in the dark as to when exactly this phone will grace the T-Mobile retail shelves.  So for now, we’ll chalk this one up to a rumor with a very large question mark.

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  • micks


  • Cheffry

    this is disapointing, I want this phone, now

  • Bikemonkey


  • LP

    I hope its not true, my G1 cant take it anymore, lol. i might as well wait for the MyTouch HD if thats the case. Dont do this to us T-mobile.

    • adien

      Hang in there G1! I don’t think you need to worry about waiting. It’s definitely not going to be launched as early as the 29th, however. look for it in early october (much earlier than the 16th). I’ve got the date marked on my calendar.

      of course it’s possible the “official” release day is the 16th, but there will be a presale before then. that is a strong possibility, but i’m not sure.

    • Foxeh

      If the delay is due to bugs, you probably wont WANT a pre-release model.

      Of course if all this hearsay is true it would certainly explain why T-Mobile have been painfully quiet about the G2.

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    • thaghost


    • Drew

      Tell me about it! The sooner they release these phones, the sooner I can get my hands on a HD3 and dual boot that sucker! Come on Tmo.. Daddy needs a new phone!

  • drunken dawg

    Hmmm… This is pretty much my cue to get an Epic 4G.

    • Testament

      Yep, That’s the struggle I’m dealing with now.

      • Acacia Strain


        You’re willing to pay a thousand or more dollars just because you can’t wait an extra 2 weeks POSSIBLY. It’s not even confirmed that it’s been delayed, but you are already jumping ship to a more expensive company for slower internet speeds.

      • drunken dawg

        Not sure what Acacia is talking about. On contract with employee discounts Sprint is actually cheaper.

      • Testament

        @Acacia Strain
        I’m in that struggle because since t-mobile upgraded their speed from 3.6 to 7.2 My internet rarely works (only works when I’m driving!!), I’m also dropping calls way too much at home and work, plus I love the epic 4g.(It dose everything I want in a phone) The only reason I’m thinking about getting the G2 is because I don’t wanna leave t-mobile. With the G2 I’m giving t-mobile a chance to redeem there-selfs. If I have the same problems in the first 14 days with the G2 I’m gone… I DON’T CARE if HSPA+ is faster I WANT stability!!!!!

    • FunkmasterC

      My grandfathered plan is so cheap on T-mobile, it pays me to be patient. I hear you though. My poor, tired G1. I wonder if they are having supply problems with the screens.

      • El Guapo

        Why would they have supply problems with the screen? There is nothing special about the screen except it is smaller than normal.

  • Ansel

    I love hearing news about the G2 just because it’s good high-end Android phone coming to T-mobile but I need to hear more news about my baby the Mytouch HD =). Need to hear more news about that beautiful device…

  • J-Hop2o6

    Oct 16th? that’s a Saturday.. Tmo mostly releases phones on Wednesdays.. so we’ll see what happens.

  • Tristan

    Please T-Mobile, don’t mess this up…

  • vinny

    Does that mean that the retail stores will be receiving their inventory before T-Mobile? Great job T-Mobile. I guess I’ll go Best Buy route.

    • Testament

      If that’s the case, I’ll be paying best buy a visit too.

      • mayhem

        If that’s the case I rather wait for the my touch HD….geesh

  • JoshL

    This is so sad. T-Mobile is falling apart. You can’t release phones like this near the release of other carriers holiday phones; they will not compare. Extremely poor planning and I would somewhat support others decisions to jump ship, for this boat is sinking. (insert insults below)

    • Evan

      Why are people taking this so personal? To my knowledge the phone never actually had a official launch date, so there is no need to accuse T Mobile for waiting too long to release the phone.

      • Brandon

        Thank you for being smart and rational.

      • JoshL

        There is no smart and rational when it comes to dealing with an ever-aging G1 everyday. Sorry, bud.

      • ivan

        Yes, Thank You Seriously … No Seriously.

      • FunkmasterC

        All I can say is that I am happy Cyanogen is around!

      • Bulge

        Yes, the hardcore Tmob people with the G1’s will wait, but the average user, which is the majority will simply go with their friends to Sprint or Verizon or ATT and get their new phone. This “news black out”, by Tmobile, is and has been very poorly handled and is one reason they are not gaining market share. Get someone in charge of this who knows how to communicate and create a proper demand without alienating the loyal. That’s why they get paid the big bucks, To Be Right! Not to botch things up. I’m a loyal Tmob user for over ten yrs from the omnipoint days and this “being in the dark was exciting” at first but it’s been mismanaged into becoming ticked off at tmobile. Tmobile Fail

      • Foxeh

        No offense, Bulge, but I think you grossly overestimate what average users are aware of.

    • Flyingrequin

      It is time to restore sanity — or is it???? Time to keep fear alive!!!

      You people choose….


  • Robnoxious

    What?! Oh for F*&%s sake!!! The longer TMob waits the less interested I’m going to be. Just get it out here already!!

  • Josh

    I’m keeping the faith, Oct. 6th still sounds right to me. That’s the date that Amazon UK is delivering the Desire Z to those that preordered it.

  • Seamus

    the G1 release was this hard (or maybe even more difficult) to pinpoint if I remember correctly.

  • TonyJohns

    I have to say this is quite disappointing, and I am crossing my fingers that this isn’t true. Let’s hope the Oct 6 date is the date current T-Mobile gets first dibs on the phone, and the 16th is when it’s released to the public.

    I’m starting to get the “crack scratch” fiening for this G2.

  • legendary1022

    I was wanting some news on the G2 today and this is NOT it! Please don’t be true

  • Brandon

    Tmobile rep told me last thurs that pre orders will start this weekend on sept. 26. Hope she is right. I find it funny people are getting upset over a delay of a rumored release date. Which I think is why they didnt officially confirm a release date yet. Patience people. I still sitting with the G1. And to all the people saying they are going to best buy to pick it up, do you really think they will have the phone before tmobile? Come on. If its not released until oct 16 at tmobile, it wont be at Best Buy until oct 16 or after. http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/

    • Testament

      It has happed before… I’ve bought a few thing before the official release date. My point was the sooner they release it the more likely I will get the G2 over the Epic 4g. Time is not on t-mobile side in my opinion (Which I am entitled to)

    • thaghost


  • jazzmanmonty

    i asked for new news or a new rumor for the G2 on another thread, but come on! a good rumor please!

  • :( the only reason that I am sticking out for this phone is due to the keyboard… if I did not want a keyboard I would be getting the Samsung Galaxy….

  • innerchirp

    I can only hope that the mid-October release of the G2 is because they’re being furnished with some sort of UMA technology, such as Kineto’s Smart WiFi application that was just released today for phones running on Android 2.2.

    • mayhem

      Or maybe their making a new tilted model?

    • Dude.. I was hoping the same thing …

  • Mike

    I hope this isn’t true. My Cayn treated g1 passed on today. Touch screen quit working and the screen was shaking like it had a stroke. I got two solid years out if it though it got dropped many times and always got up ready to go. Going to go fire off my ar this weekend and give it a good burial.

  • formerTmo

    I had lunch today with a current T-Mobile business sales person. I was told when I asked about the G2(before seeing this thread) that the G2 had, in fact, been delayed “until mid-October”.

    My source is reliable, and the mods can check my email for my credibility as I previously provided some info to them.

    • Foxeh

      I’m inclined to believe that. It’s the only legitimate reason Magenta has stayed as mum to the public about this device as they have – at least in my mind – and they have made no launch date promises yet save for preorders in September.

      That and it would be in neither HTC’s or T-Mobile’s best interest to mess this one up.

  • currator

    another sad thing for tmobile. makes no sense. with all the other phones that will be coming out and they dont even have a date i mean we are less the 20 days away and they dont even release a date tmobile needs to fire a whole lot of people because they are all dumb. as a box of rocks
    i mean before the end of the year they have like anothe 10 or so nice phones dropping and they have not released this. between the two dell phones lg’s phones wmobile phones more andriod phones soo close together they flood there own market to many of the same phones out at once wow what a way to shoot yourself in both feet and cut you nose off despite your face. man tmobile got some inbreeds runing things or what

    • dwillistyle

      It is “their” not there

      and it is “too” not to

      and it is “to spite” not despite

      and it is “has” not got

      Other than that I kind of agree with you.

      a d!ck btw. :)

      • dwillistyle

        *sorry for being…

      • Mohammad

        what are you the grammer police?

  • davidohio

    You guys are funny. First off, t- mobile has NOT released a date for the G2 launch. Second, if it is delayed I am sure there is a good reason for it and it’s not just to piss you off! There might be a glitch discovered that needs fixed or whatever. Just settle down and quit whining! If you are jumping ship because of this then good riddens. It’s not that big of a deal and certainly not the end of the world, like you are acting like it is!

    • La El

      You are totally right, davidohio. It’s not the end of the world. Some of us are waiting for a product that meets our needs. That product already exists in various forms however, out of a sense of loyalty or brand preference or cost-savings, we would prefer to give our money to T-Mobile.

      We live in a relatively free-market economy. It’s frustrating to see the product you want available elsewhere while sitting with no news on when it will be available from the company you prefer, who has none-the-less, promised it’s delivery but withheld any dates on when to expect it.

      Therefore, for some of us it is frustrating and annoying to be sitting with subpar devices out of a sense of loyality that is not returned.

      And I will not even go into the areas that I think the G2 will still be lacking even if it dropped tomorrow. I would still get it because I like T-mobile however, the G2 is not a best of the best top tier device compared to what already exists and is available. Now, if innerchirp is correct… I will happily happily and without complaint, wait until mid-October. But it would be in T-mobile’s best interest to tell people what they are waiting for… otherwise, why should we wait here for this here… when we could it at least as good if not better… over there…

      But you’re still right. Not the end of the world. Just our dollars and our decision where to spend them and our opinions on the way the companies who want those dollars do business.

    • Bulge

      You must work for tmobile because you share the same I don’t give a sh*t attitude that tmobile is showing to it’s loyal customers in regards to the G2. Maybe you’re the product manager and this is your small minded answer to settle everyone down.
      The fact is, there’s not enough communication from the company to proper guide or set expectation. It’s like the dumb club owner who let’s people wait in the cold, but waits too long until they leave. Mission no accomplished. There is no doubt what so ever that tmobile has retention issues. Winning the game is gaining new clients and retaining existing ones. That’s the first step to increasing market share. The G2 release is being mismanaged. People are unhappy. The people in charge are frozen and don’t know what to do.

      • joel

        Don’t be a fool. Just because there’s no announced date yet doesn’t mean the release is being mismanaged. “The people in charge are frozen and don’t know what to do?” That’s laughable. While you’re wringing your hands and crying like a baby because you don’t know whether you’ll have your phone in 2 weeks or 3 weeks, I’ll be enjoying life and looking forward to the phone. Moron.

  • hissygoose

    all this has happened before and will happen again

  • Eddie Android

    What if they delayed it because more colors are coming (hoping black) or maybe last minute changes like AMOLED screens are available or a FFC (not likely).

    • Brandon

      none of those are likely. Hardware changes dont take a couple weeks. AMOLED has a shortage. Its made by Samsung. All HTC phones are switching to SLCD. http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/13/spot-the-difference-htc-desires-slcd-versus-amoled/

      • Eddie Android

        Yeah I know amoleds are on short supply and that are made by Samsung but maybe just maybe by miracle Samsung started producing more. After having a Zune HD (OLED) and my N1 I just can’t go back to LCD and even the Retina display on my girlfriend’s iphone 4 doesn’t wow me .

      • Foxeh

        They just started shipping SLCD DIncs for Verizon (some Best Buy stores are already stocking the new model SKU) so there is no way the G2’s are getting AMOLED. It doesn’t add up on any rational.

        I like the clarity of SLCD though. Amoled is a “prettier” glowy, but not as sharp due to the odd subpixel arrangement. For a cell phone display I simply find it as splitting hairs either way. Hopefully it’s as durable…

    • Brandon
      • Bulge

        Maybe tmobile will keep delaying until 2011?

  • Vincenzo

    You guys are really putting up an article based on a TMOBILE FORUMS thread? Based on a FORUM THREAD? Wow. Your credibility: -10 points. ANYTHING said in those forums is even more childish than comments in this site. Geez, getting any info from the T-Mobile forums is like asking a T-Mo store rep for info. Worthless.

    • David, Managing Editor

      Trust me when I say, I wouldn’t put anything up unless I had a good reason to do so.

      • Tmo Manager

        You da man! and i trust your sources because they are usually spot on. That being said I have recently started getting refresh inventory that is dated do not display end of business oct 5th. It is G2 signage… now im not saying this means its set (cause as we all know stuff like this changes all the time!). but we do have a HUGE full store refresh set of the night of the 5th. so it could have been set back and we havent heard… but you all shouldn’t pack in the towel yet! wait till his Davids sources get a more definite answer or i get an update! Keep up the good work and reporting brother!

    • Bulge

      Actually tmobile could feel free to step in at any time to guide expectations in the correct direction, if they cared enough to.
      However, I do think they care to. Which is why they are not #1. Good service, Good products, Bad communication. You have to do everything right Tmobile! Not 2/3’s right. All the way right.

  • jabs

    I just don’t get it, I am really looking forward to this and telling my G1 good bye, just wish Tmobile could commit to something(I know there has been no official date) but all of this teasing is getting really frustrating! T-mobile please give us something solid.

  • Kyle

    I don’t know if this is a coincidence or not but I received a coupon in the mail today from T-mobile. It is good for $50 off ANY phone with a new 2 year agreement. Offer expires 10-16-2010. As soon as I saw it I said to myself “Watch, the G2 won’t come out before then.” Then I see this news. Interesting.

    • brigini

      just curious, where did you sign up to get t-mobile coupons if you can remember? I get a lot of stuff in the mail (email as well) but ive never gotten a tmo coupon.

  • aLb3Rt

    as long as they put the fast boot feature I don’t care how long it would take for them to release it…… ;)…. just not too long…. harharhar

    • newmexican


      the fast boot would be a feature worth waiting for a few more days, BUT my G1 is on its last leg, so don’t wait too much longer

  • Michael

    I’m actually happy because it gives me more time to save money for this phone

  • Flyingrequin

    Rumor: Vibrant OTA update coming soon??? Sept 20 (that was today and no update)


  • klotz

    Maybe they’re looking for the missing punctuation keys!

  • Corey

    WHA!! NO!! I already have that day circled on my calendar with permanent marker. PERMANENT MARKER!!!

    • BrianR

      Reading this comment has made my night. =P Thank you.

    • Foxeh

      Next time (G3?) use a sticky note and save the permanent marker for when T-Mo themselves confirm a release date. ;)

  • vinny

    T-Mobile would help themselves if they would just release some information about the G2’s release date and quit all this mystery crap. With all their very loyal customers asking for some info so we could at least plan for our new device. Not asking too much I don’t think?????

  • Housetek

    word from a few managers that its still oct 6

  • TMOprophet

    While I can understand a delay over bugs and such, I can’t get over the fact that TMO keeps getting beat to the punch, its bad enough that they wait forever to get with the program, and now what should be a simple launch will now be delayed over buggy software

    Come on this is Stock Android on this thing, it shouldn’t have too many issues.

    But on the brighter side.. I heard from one of my sources that the Desire HD may indeed arrive at T-Mobile USA later this holiday season..but it’s only a rumor at this point. ;)

    • TMOprophet

      WTH, awaiting moderation…again..jeez

      • David, Managing Editor

        Sorry, its random…damn spam filters!

      • TMOprophet

        No problem, u have those set pretty strict?

    • bmg314

      Yeah, I read that rumor as well. I’m not going to fall for it… not this time. I bought into rumors with tmo before and got burned. Not gonna happen again.

    • Barry

      So if it’s coming what is it supposed to be launched as ? I posted a video from youtube on the mytouch hd accessories article and there was a DHD that looked espresso-ish.

  • I wouldn’t mind the delay if they are indeed putting the damn UMA feature on the phone…

    please come and support the UMA fb fan page!


  • Want2CBetter

    I don’t believe it. I just don’t believe it….. Because if I do, then I might just not be as excited about my next phone anymore. :) (yes, this is classic denial)

  • ov1

    I just spoke to my cousin who is a tech sup for tmo and he told me that the phone is mid Oct because they are finishing the ffc installation. Maw just playing with you guys emotions. This delay will make it so much easier to wait for the mthd. I have a grandfather 1 &ive been practicing with my on screen to get ready for either the vibrant or mthd still want the g2 though

    • TMOprophet


  • 007

    Once again what is so good about this phone?

    • Carlos

      Because its the pefect phone for me! :) so excited about buying it

  • ren

    No!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why are you punishing me and my G1? Why????????

  • HD2/Vibrant USER

    Oh well this gives me more time trying out different android roms for my hd2.Take your time t mo and get it right, no need to rush out a faulty(jphone) product and then give free bumpers out as a solution. I’ll wait…………….

  • Brandon from cleveland………. 85 tomorrow

    http://phandroid.com/motorola-quench-xt3/……. This is the cliq 2 or cliq xt 2 coming later this holiday

  • Al Alson

    It’s just not fair
    Why TMo ? why?
    on the 16th?
    I really want it on the 29?
    The 16th is to soon. I want my G1 to last so much longer!!! LOL

    OK as long as TMO gets the phone right i dont care how long it takes!!!

    G2 is coming guys- chill out !!!!

    • phonegeek

      i feel the same way i want the thing totally clean and working no hiccups, mess ups, or issues but this gives me time to decide on the other phones coming out as well because surely we’re getting more info by the time the g2 releases .. i want that keyboard though

      • mao102

        +1 I agree with you phonegeek
        Im also waiting 4 more details on the MTHD & HD7, definitly either one of those have the dual processor.

  • thaghost

    tmo took it upon themselves to text us ova a month ago. august 18th to be exact. they have yet to contact us again about the g2. we have a right to be upset. our g1’s are falling apart. the droid came out after the g1 and the droid 2 is already out b4 the g2. this makes no sense. yes this is a rumor but if they would release the phone, there would b no rumors. they told us about it a month ago. how long do we have to wait b4 we have a right to be upset? 3 months? there is a high demand and they are failing to supply. im going to bed. tmo is pissing me off.

  • Marcus

    I’m not going to whine, but I would like to have a better idea of what to do. I’m using an iphone that requires my old BB headphones/mic to use it as a telephone and running on Edge. At this point anything would be better but I can’t make myself buy the Vibrant until I know for sure that I don’t want this G2.

    Or do I jump ship and go with a Droid X? Or should I just try out the HD2? Or…LOL! I’m so confused! Anyone have input?

  • Mike

    Just chill. I don’t want a phone not ready for release. I want a good solid working device. It should be worth the wait.

  • mtnman

    A lot of people in here are strictly blaming T-Mobile for the delay. This also could be do to a manufacturing issue. HTC is the manufacture, and if their is an issue at the factory that would cause the delay, then T-Mobile would have no choice in the matter of delaying the release of the G2. If the phone was available to be shipped then I’m sure that T-Mobile would indeed ship them out as scheduled.

    Some things that no company has control over is acts of Nature and manufacturing delays. Yes, we all want the G2 as soon as possible, but if we’ve waited this long we can wait at least one more month.

    It’s like waiting for the Cliq update. I have a Cliq and there’s not a darn thing I can do about it. All the yelling and screaming won’t do a bit of good, because Motorola is going to release it when it feels like it. And personally I don’t feel that they will ever feel like it.

    On the other hand I do have to agree with all those that say that it’s bad timming on T-Mobile’s part as well too have to release the phone right as the newer phones are coming on the market as well, like the MyTouchHD. One will over-lap the other in sales. Then less than two months for the Window’s 7 phone release. So then you’ll have 3 phones all competing for your dollars at the same time.

    • thaghost

      im in a contract with tmo not htc so my beef is with tmo. i signed a contract with tmo not htc. ITS TMO FAULT. u have to make sure ur doing right by ur clients. so u have to double n triple check things early so u dnt be late.

  • Barry

    I just hope they don’t do what at&t did with the streak.

    • sean

      they already did. it’s called the nexus 1 haha

  • mdiggty

    tmo rep said they will get the G2 by the end of the month. I think it will go to best buy on the 6th, but tmo will get it the 29th. Hopefully

    • remister

      That’s what I thought. I hope it’s the 29th for us tmo subscribers.

  • mtnman

    thaghost: I understand your frustration, but it’s the same as with any contract. You don’t have a contract with the company to release any new product. You only have a contract with the current product that you do have. For example, if you a Ford, Chevy, Toyota whatever you have a contract with the car dealer on that make of car that you’re driving and you don’t have a contract with the manufacture to release any newer version of the vehicle, implyed or otherwise. You have a contract with T-Mobile on your existing phone and service, and that phone and service is for two years. Not to HTC to release any newer updates to the phone or for it to release any more models of that phone. If you have a G1 and your late on your payment to T-Mobile, then it’s up to T-Mobile to collect on that debt not HTC. HTC can’t come after you for not making payments on your HTC phone even though they made the phone. You made the contract with T-Mobile. Therefore if HTC has an issue with it’s manufacture of the product with either the manufacuturing side or software or it’s suppliers, there isn’t anything T-Mobile can do about it.

  • TmoFoSho

    I really doubt its the 6th since all Tmobile mgrs are going to be at a Vegas meeting the 5th and 6th…seems dumb to schedule a big release without mgrs in the stores..iv been saying this since people first said the 6th…

    • Vinchenzo

      The Vegas meeting was pushed back to the 8/9th

      • dcb

        Huh????? The Vegas meeting has not changed….we already have booked flights for the 5th and 6th

      • Silex

        All 4 of T-Mo’s Retail divisions will be in Vegas during the first full week of October, some are 4-5; some are 6-7; 8-9, etc…. rumor is that it will be given to the store managers that attend the conference… more to come.

  • Jared

    As someone pointed out already, this doesn’t make any sense. The 16th is a SATURDAY.

    The 6th however, is a Wednesday. Lots of phones get released on Wednesdays. I know which horse I would bet on…

  • oo_nrb

    Jeez people, it’s a delay of 10 days. You can survive without a G2 for 10 extra days (and if you can’t, you might want to reconsider your life’s priorities).

    • pjcamp

      My life’s priority is to ditch this damn Blackberry.

      • La El


      • Kinga

        Agreed. Extremely bored with my 9700. RIM delivers the same gift in different wrapping.

  • HD2/Vibrant User

    If you are still using a g1 as an everyday phone you FAIL!!!!!

    • Reece

      *uses his well protected G1 as a weapon and donks you in the face with it & watches you fall to the ground*

      Oh look at that, someone just FAIL’D down :p

      • HD2/Vibrant User


    • Jason Bonham

      … said the HD2 user with the archaic operating system akin to what would come out of Ukraine circa 1985.

      By the way, try not to use “Fail” in anything anymore. This isn’t 2009, try to keep up. It wasn’t cool then, its even less cool now.

      • nyuhsuk

        Not to flame but I don’t understand why it’s an archaic OS. With the CHT custom mods out there, I find more stable than my brother’s Vibrant. And it does everything it needs to excellently, save for Flash 10.1 playback I suppose. What? It doesn’t have a nifty centralized app store with a Robo Defense application? Is that what makes a phone OS ‘modern’?

        And with the added bonus of booting a fairly stable and fast Froyo when needed, I certainly think that it is a fine phone OS. And goddamn, I love me some full Robo Defense.

        Yeah, the word FAIL is overused.

    • Why? My G1, despite being almost 2 years old is running Android 2.2 and is faster and better in every way than it was when it was new.

      Until the G2 comes out there is nothing in T-Mobile’s lineup that can compete with the G1 (even the G2 falls short in some ares such as the keyboard).

      • yeah i wish the g2 had something like the g1 keyboard which will never be beaten in my opinion! it felt great typing on the g1 besides the right side where is blocks your hand from gettin even with the other one.. if you understand that

      • HD2/Vibrant User

        HD2 running stock 2.2. Far from outdated anything. Fail fail fail fail. Since when did using words become old??

      • Jason Bonham

        Why don’t you add in a couple of “epic”s and an “I know what you did there” in your next response of incredible intellectual value. What is it about the least intelligent people that they have a proclivity to use internet memes? I guess when you have dumbed down society enough over the years, the natural result is people who express their thoughts in simplistic expressions. Soon people like this will just be grunting rather than expressing anything at all.

      • JD

        says Jason Bonham…I mean, really? Jason frigging Bonham?

        Unless you are in fact Jason Bonham, in which case…Jason Bonham? Really?

    • DarthTod

      Still using a G1. Contract is up next month, may the best phone/provider win.

  • Folks, there has been no release date given for this phone yet. I’m as anxious to get it as the rest of you, but it’s hard to delay a device that hasn’t gotten a release date yet. For all we know, it was always scheduled for the 16th, and the rumors of earlier were always wrong.

    • HD2/Vibrant User

      I’m a very well educated man with degrees and real world experience under my belt. My comments on a internet site don’t define who I am I just use it for entertainment purposes. Your response was so profound maybe you should do this for a living. You could possibly become famous at EPIC proportions. You happy now??

  • SnapDragin

    All managers will not be in Vegas, Its 1 manager representing a whole market.

    • Sureitis

      Your wrong. Every store manager from every market will be in Vegas. Get your facts correct

    • dcb

      Incorrect. ….all managers are invited

  • ok well if this is true, it’s annoying… VERY. The phone is ready to be sold im sure… i mean why can’t it be sold even today via availability… they haven’t even shipped the phone the droiddog or phonedog so they can review the phone so we can at least be teased. Im using a iphone 2g :/ i need the g222222222!!!!! anyone else annoyed lol

  • Tom

    It’s already the 21st and we haven’t even been able to preorder yet so the 16th sounds fairly plausible to me. I’d rather then have the phone done right and wait an extra 2 weeks. The only reason I’m a little impatient is because I’m using my iPhone 2g in replacement for my lost BB. The reception is terrible and I can’t even send MMS.

  • The Architect(of the Matrix)

    Really?!, oct 16th?!. why should people invest in a mediocre(800mhz, ffc lackiing, 4-row k.b., slcd, etc, etc) handset, when the dual core beast’s will be available shortly after(approx 3mons). it just seems like a waste of money.

    One can only imagine what verizon and sprint have up their sleeve’s(those 2 mysterious htc devices?) for the holiday season(black fri-xmas), let alone early 2011. judging by their current offering’s(droid’s, epic, evo) im guessing they’ll outshine tmo once again(sadly).

    I commend people like marcello l, and tha ghost for holding tmo accountable. this is a business relationship, not friendship. why should’nt we expect(demand?) the most for our money. especially considering there are phones available today that already trump the g2.

    Be honest with yourself folks(for a second), had this phone not come with vanilla android(the avg consumer doesnt even know what that is or care about) how many of you would have labeled the g2 a fail. I said be honest now. speaking of fail the g2 sign up pg(rofl) is an epic fail. speaking of epic. that phone is looking better and beter. with tmo i guess you get what you pay for though.

    end rant. commence tmo g2 fanboyism

    • nexus lover

      G2 looks awesome. I am a phone snob. Had g1 mytouch nexus and mytouch slide. I love android and I think this phone is going to be verrryyy nice. Straight up android UI is huge. 800 proc. Will save battery, 4 row keyboard also saves space and is easy to adjust to…will barely even use the keyboard… use on screen mainly with keyboard for conveniance. Its about the phone doing what you want it to and doing it well. There will be plenty of space for apps, and a processor that can handle them well. Nice looking phone. What’s the problem? There will always be something “better” coming out. If you are a little less critical of the specs u might actually find a nice phone that does what you need it to!

    • Troyk

      Wow I can’t imagine what kind of battery life you will get with your dual core just using your phone to surf the web for a hour might kill it.. seriously i would wait but battery technology is currently really disappointing.

  • dubz

    sold my nexus last week, anticipating a price drop before the g2 comes out. you telling my i gotta use this razr until the 16th?!

    • mao102

      RAZR, LOL!

  • How do I send a message to tmobile news or get in a headline that says *T-MOBILE.. WE NEED PHONE LIKE THE DROID X, EVO AND EPIC 4G* even the samsung vibrant isn’t really on par with those phones.. battery life sucks, screen isn’t 4’3.. the 4’3 screen yall did have was the hd2 which was a freezing fail and needed to be recalled… tmobile phone are like the iphone series, moving up a little bit with every new phone while these other carriers fly right by you and get more customers. I will admit to having a phone addiction but I love tmobile and don’t want to leave so pllllease get some better phone. the G2 still isn’t better than a droid x or iphone 4.. come on T MO!

    • excuse my grammatical errors. I meant to type phones* a few times.

  • ken

    Well one of my co-workers are going to a HTC training for the G2 this Friday 24th. And usually when you go to these training you get to keep the phone that you were using in the training hence G2. So it should be coming within a 1 wk or so after the training. That is what happen to me when I went to the Samsung Vibrant training.

    • David, Managing Editor

      Let me just say, I don’t know that I agree with this date, the sources on this are thin at best but someone said it might be true, and I’m not necessarily referring to all sources belonging to the T-Mobile forums. Worth printing? Yes. 100% believable? Absolutely not…I tend to believe its coming sooner than this, the 29th or the 6th are still my guesses but I’d rather print up the 16th and be wrong than not print it at all and be wrong.

      • havenmay

        I agree. I just received a loyalty call today from T-Mobile. Been with them 7 yrs. They made and upgrade offer to me today and I told the rep I was waiting for the G2. The rep adv me that it would be available one week from today. She did not however specify whether this would be pre-sell or fully available. 1 week from today…..9/29/10, the original date.

    • TheLight

      Sorry David,

      I dont work at T-Mo6ile 6ut I have 6een calling everyday now and they keep telling me to call 6ack to pre-order Friday or Monday. I think it pre-ordering is a6out to start. I wouldn’t dis-agree with you if I didn’t do a lot of calling and research.

      I posted on the 6est 6uy article and G2 Delayed article a6out my accounts of calling in and going to the stores. Today I call in and get the same thing, “Call back tomorrow or Monday to pre-order.”

      6ut what do I know? lol

  • Jeff Waynes

    They delayed the release to get UMA on the G2!!!!!!


    The 16th rumor is VERY close to accurate. About 24 hours off. That’s all I can say.

    • G1 user waiting on G2

      Thats all you can say? about 24 hrs off? WOW that is amazing info, haha dont try to feel important by saying that you cant say more.

    • Foxeh

      A lot of people are telling me it’s still set for October 6th. So now we have three… wait, FOUR release dates if what you say is true?

      Yeah, okay, I’m just going to sit over here and just wait for Magenta to announce their launch date for themselves because this rumor-mongering has gotten beyond silly.

  • alex32

    I find october 16th hard to believe, I am still banking on the g2 release date around september 29th to october 3rd. I even have septemeber 29th circled onmy calendar and highlighted lol. If this is true I am going to be really bummed out about this, This means an extra 2 to 3 weeks with my handicapped curve 8900. Tmobile has to stop delaying this thing..by the time the G2 comes out there will be G3 rumors :p jaykay.

    Anyhow, if this is true I will be disapointed ):

    • Foxeh

      Hehe, you promised us that preorders will happen this week. ;) Not that I’d complain if you turned out to be correct, but you know…

    • Want2CBetter

      Funny! – now I want a G3 :)

      • alex32

        haha not exactly “promised”, the word is expected. Remember a tmo rep told me all of this. I just shared it to you guys. I still THINK pre orders news will be at the end of this week.
        Dont shoot the messenger (: lol

      • Foxeh

        I’m only teasing. ;) It’s possible that this October 16th rumor is only that. It’s also possible that the rest of T-Mobile didn’t quite get the memo yet, but it wont be too long until we know for sure either way.

        My reps still wont tell me squat, sadly…

  • Kyle

    Haha, just spoke with a Shack employee.. I asked if they were accepting pre-orders anytime soon and he followed with asking me when the phones being released..

  • Drakon911

    For what it’s worth, I stopped by two different T-Mo stores today and asked about the G2. Both said release was the 29th of September.

    • SurgioArmani

      I hope you’re right buy I’d think we’d at least have a pre-order by now if that were the case.

      Didn’t the G1 pre-orders start like 2 months before the release?

  • SurgioArmani

    Thought it was interesting that this article claims to have asked someone at Best Buy and was told they’d have it on 10/10.


  • Kinga

    The original release date was (is? who knows…) set for Wednesday, September 29th. T-Mobile always releases phones on Wednesdays so October 16th does not sound likely. I’ve been hearing at work that it will possibly be delayed until October 6th. If the day is not a Wednesday I highly doubt its true.

  • October 6th set and stone it was announced in our conference call all stores in our market are prepping for the launch so no more arguments on released dates it will come out on oct.6th.

  • DannyB

    T-Mobile confirmed today in our G2 training that it will be IN STORES on Oct 13.

    • Drakon911

      So it’s not going to work like the Vibrant? Since I was already a T-Mo customer I was able to get it a week before the launch.

      • Ash

        Did your G2 training mention anything about UMA?

    • DannyB

      Well, I verified that they did post “Pre-ordering starts soon!” in my.t-mobile.com, but they didn’t say anything about getting them early.

      As far as UMA – They didn’t mention it, and wireless tethering will NOT be included on this handset – it will be removed from Froyo. :(

      One thing they mentioned involving the vanilla Android, is that when they release a major OS update again (say to 2.3, or 3.0) This phone will be one of the first to get it, since nobody has to update their “flavoring” (like HTC Sense) before it can be released – it’ll just get released, so that’s a plus!

      I’m a little dissapointed in this handset, but I’m not going to pass judgement until I have one in my hands. We’ll see. :)

    • TadpoleBuckshot

      Maybe for people that have not pre ordered…

  • jasonz

    the release date is the 6th, preorders end the 4th

  • tadpolebuckshot

    My order status and eta for delivery says otherwise mr rumor speculator…

  • Dtour

    I just received my shipment confirmation today. I don’t think this rumor is legitimate, unless it only applies to the general public (not current Tmobile customers).

    My G2 is being shipped from Kentucky and will arrive in 2 days via Fedex.

    • David, Managing Editor

      Sounds like you need to read further up on the blog!

      • TadpoleBuckshot

        Tracking Number:1xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Status: In Transit – On Time Scheduled Delivery Date:10/01/2010 Shipped To: CA, US Shipped/Billed On:09/28/2010Type:PackageService:3 DAY SELECTWeight:1.30 Lbs

        Perhaps you need to fix your broken “story” instead David.

        • David, Managing Editor

          Maybe you should read the more up to date posts, which clearly show this story is no longer valid the information was incorrect. I’m not going to go back and fix previous stories just because you didn’t find something more up to date in your own search. Everyone knows its coming out the 6th, we’ve posted it in how many of the last 10 posts, give me a break, find something less petty to worry about.