Internal T-Mobile Netherlands communication reveals the release dates of the Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, and HTC M8

Internal T-Mobile Netherlands communication reveals the release dates of the Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, and HTC M8
A Dutch blog has somehow gotten its hands on what appears to be an authentic T-Mobile Netherlands e-mail that outs the dates which will see the release of three of the most anxiously-awaited devices of 2014: the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Sony Xperia Z2, and the HTC M8. 

According to an "indicative" handset calender attachment, the Galaxy S5 will hit the shelves first, in the 9th week of the year, or between the 24th of February and the 2nd of March, or pretty much as soon as its announced. The Sony Xperia Z2 is, supposedly, next in line -- the document claims the Japanese company's new flagship will see the light of day in week 11 (March 10-16). The HTC M8 is going to be the last to the show, with a week 13 suggested release, or at some point during the March 24-30 stretch.

Obviously, do keep in mind that none of this is confirmed information, though it would be one of the more elaborated hoaxes if it proves a fake. In any case, these dates are indicative as mentioned, which means that they could be nothing more than preliminary information the carrier obtained from manufacturers. And as we all should know by now, plans in the mobile industry tend to change. And often.

source: Android Planet 



1. umerkhan

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Seems like these are accurate dates..But i guess there is a doubt about Xperia though..

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

If HTC releases its flagship after Samsung... It's all over... They need to try to release about the same time or their will lose their chance to steal some market from Samsung.

3. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Unless the HTC M8 has better specs than the GS5. At this point it seems unlikely.

8. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The real problem with HTC isn't doing well is because they lost momentum at the beginning of the smartphone war. Now they are paying for the price, because average consumers know Samsung as the big name in Android and that's a lot of deciding factor for most of them. They don't care about specs, but we as phone geeks do (we are only the small percentage in the whole market). Releasing a new flagship a month after a big name like Samsung is basically facing a uphill battle in a wheelchair... It's just too hard to win. I really hope HTC does well this year... but from the look of it, another tough year is around the corner.

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No, they had all the Android momentum at the beginning. They just went Samsung without the marketing muscle, in that they released 10 variants of each phone in each segment and didn't have the Samsung logistics or marketing to tell people the difference. Then people got confused and went to Samsung's S2 (very clear what the best was for that team). From then on they just kind of never recovered and then on top of that patent trolls (Apple mainly) attacked them.

9. gorkapr

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Is not about the specs war. Its about how your specs win over the others, for example: htc m7 have better performance in multimedia than the gs4, and its not the high clock of the cpu.

10. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The end user experience is more important than spec for sure. I think we are at the time that any faster CPU will go unnoticed for most people. Sanpdragon S4 Pro is already a pretty fast process. Let alone the Snapdragon 600... now even 800 and 805. We are at the time that spec war needs to end and focus on battery life and end user experience.

16. kinnizle

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

I'll go as far too say that if they don't launch it with a Snap 805 its all over.. If they bump it up to an 800 they will be In trouble esp with a later release. As for the S5 I will be significantly disappointed if they don't come out with a completely new design made of high end materials. I have an S4 and my chrome bezel is chipping. Note and Galaxy lines all look the same its time for something new and refreshing!!!

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I don't think the GS5 will be announce at MWC. Samsung will have their own press conference at their OWN UNPACKED EVENT. I just hope SONY will put their device on every carrier. it won't help their sales if its exclusive too one carrier in the STATES

6. umerkhan

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Nope dude..S5 gonna be release at 24th 4 sure,Firstly i thought that sammy wont release it but now its quite apparent that they would definitely release their next flagship at MWC

5. Tom123

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

This is very fake, someone just made a word table, why would t-mobile make such a crappy list?

13. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

We have the full e-mail, including a pretty authentic-looking internal spreadsheet with all the models that T-Mobile Netherlands is/will be offering in the near future. It's 'indicative', sure, but likely not a fake. Personal opinion.

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

opvolger van - the successor to Hmmm, interesting

12. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Well, according to this, this means that the GS5 will be available within a week of being announced.

14. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Ha still waiting for MWC for true release dates ..

15. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

first and best sony phone to come to verizon in 2 days, bring it on i'm ready for Sony to stop selling their s**t to T mobile.

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