T-Mobile's road map is leaked: Android and Tablets and BlackBerry, oh my
Also on June 8th, T-Mobile has a pair of models also set to roll out. The Samsung Gravity Touch 2 and the Samsung Exhibit 4G. The latter is a mid-to upper range handset with Android 2.3 pre-installed on the device. Also on the 8th, T-Mobile will launch the Huawei E587 "Wayne" , a 42Mbps HSPA+ mobile hotspot.
Samsung t499 "Tass" which is essentially the Stateside version of the low-end Galaxy Mini, which is expected to be called the Samsung Galaxy Suit. Two weeks later, the Samsung t379 Triumph gets shoved out the door, most likely as the Gravity 4, a refresh of the Gravity 3 featurephone.
July starts out hot with the HTC Doubleshot coming out as the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide. A 3.7 inch WVGA display, dual-core processor, 8MP camera and HSPA+ connectivity are the highlights here. Next comes a T-Mobile version of the HTC Wildfire S called the "Marvel". Despite the name, this is far from a super hero with a 3.2 inch screen and an 800MHz processor.
August features a few more hot BlackBerry models. The 17th should see the launch of the BlackBerry Bold Touch. With the same body size and QWERTY seen on the well-reviewed Bold 9000, and a 2.8 inch touchscreen, the Bold Touch brings the best of both worlds to 'Berry fans. 2 weeks later the BlackBerry Apollo gets released. This model is said to be a new version of the Curve with the traditional portrait QWERTY aboard.
The month also brings a tablet from Huawei, the S7, that is already available from Best Buy in a Wi-Fi only model. The T-Mobile variant should feature HSPA+ 4G connectivity.
September means Back to School and for T-Mobile it will mean the LG Flip II on September 15th. Actually, the Flip II name is a misnomer considering that there is no LG Flip to be replaced by the Flip II. The clamshell phone might replace the dLite which is the the carrier's most standout clamshell model. The Nokia Panda will be rolled out September 21st as the Nuron 4G. The Symbian 3.1 flavored model should be priced under $150 for a phone equipped with a 3.2 inch display, a resolution of 360 X 640 pixels and a 5MP camera without auto focus.
The Samsung Hercules gets launched on September 26th. This aptly named phone is similar to AT&T's Infuse 4G with a similar 4.5 inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus screen. Android 2.3 in on board the Hercules as opposed to the 2.2 build on the Infuse 4G. Furthermore, the 8MP camera captures HD video at 1080p on the Hercules vs. 720p on the Infuse 4G. Connectivity features Category 24 HSDPA (42Mbps) & Category 6 HSUPA (5.76Mbps) while a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor runs the show. We could see the Hercules priced at $350 or more with a 2 year contract.
Among the devices coming after September, T-Mobile customers can look forward to an update to the LG Optimus "T" called the LG Gelato Optimus II and the Samsung Jamong. The latter is a device for the budget conscious with a 1.3MP camera and a flip form factor.
Whew! T-Mobile customers with an upgrade to spare sure have a lot to think about. If you are currently with the carrier and are thinking about getting a new phone, which model would you be looking to buy? Let us know by dropping your answer in the comments box below.
source: Thisismynext via AndroidCentral
The BlackBerry Bold Touch (L) and the Huawei "Wayne" hotspot are two of the many devices that T-Mobile will be launching in the second half of this year
1. JDCohen722 (unregistered)
What the heck Phone Arena!?!?! I've never ever seen soo many mistakes in 1 article from Phone Arena!!! The Nokia Panda has a resolution of 360 X 6430, WHICH ISN'T POSSIBLE, but thats just a typing error. But The Worst error is mistakebly calling the HTC Sensation, the HTC Revolution!! That is just ridiculous, Please fix this.
4. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)
We apologize for the mistake. It has already been fixed!
Sorry for the inconvenience!
3. Ben Square (unregistered)
What I don't get is how the BB Monza, which has not even been announced by RIM, will be in stores in a month's time, where the BB Bold Touch, which has been announced will not be in stores till August?
I think something's amiss here?
11. remixfa (Posts: 14130; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the Monza has been talked about for quite some time.
I still question why PA keeps calling the Hurcules a infuse like phone when the only thing it shares with it is screen size. Other than that its all galaxyS-2 class parts. Thats like calling every 4.3 inch phone an Evo.
Where is the galaxyS-2 ?!?!?!
13. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
i think the hercules is the tmobile gsii... seems kinda weird though...
14. remixfa (Posts: 14130; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Thats what I was thinking originally. The proposed launch date makes me think that it might not be. I always assumed that the SGS2 would launch around July like the SGS1 did where the hercules is going to launch at the tail end of september.
I dont wanna wait that long!! waaaah!! lol
15. thatboyjay (unregistered)
I was thinking that too. I've been able to upgrade since May 30th and thought of getting the G2x or Sensation but with the idea of the Galaxy S II possibly coming to America soon, I've been happy to hold onto my Nexus One w/ CM7.3.
But I was looking at the rumored specs of the Samsung Hercules and they all match up with the SGS2 except the processor names are different and the Hercules only has half of the built in memory which is weird. If the SGS2 does not come to T-Mobile, I am going to be very disappointed in having to buy a G2x.
10. jp1samuraix (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 May 2011)
mannn!! if s2 doesn't come to tmo im going to AT&T. :-/ i guess we'll yet to find out....
6. snowgator (Posts: 3288; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
This is a very good line up for a company that most likely will not be here this time next year. Whatever problems T-Mo has, it isn't a good selection of devices. Good low to mid-range options- nice high end selections. You are out of luck if you want something other then Android or BB though.
12. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
They have always had a great lineup. Their only hangup has always been coverage outside of cities and major roads. I give them props on constantly delivering great phones at very reasonable prices.