Rundown on upcoming T-Mobile launches includes HD2, Gravity 3 and myTouch 2

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Rundown on upcoming T-Mobile launches includes HD2, Gravity 3 and myTouch 2
Many cellphone fanatics have already declared 2010 to be T-Mobile's year for releasing the majority of hot, desirable devices. As a good indication of what the nation's fourth largest carrier will be offering this year, the first half of 2010 will see a number of highly anticipated phones and other accessories. Tmo News ran through the list, confirming the launch date for some and giving out new launch dates for others. It is a list that includes the super sexy HTC HD2 and the Motorola CLIQ XT to name just a couple. So get out your calender and your box of 528 Crayola Crayons (that's the box with the sharpener on the back) and start making plans.

The launch party starts March 3rd with a color refresh for the Samsung T469 Gravity 2 in Deep Ocean Blue as we recently reported. March 10th is when T-Mobile is expected to launch the Motorola ZEPPELIN/CLIQ XT which is the CLIQ sans a physical QWERTY, but dressed in Android of course. Just four days later. the Webconnect Rocket gets released to become the carrier's and the nation's first HSPA+ modem. The Nokia 5230 Nuron is penciled in for the 17th of March, aimed at those who have never owned a touchscreen device before. A week after that comes the big one, the launch that every handset junkie has been waiting for. On March 24th, time stands still and the gates of Heaven open up to reveal the super sexy, highly desired HTC HD2 carrying its massive 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen and powered by Windows Mobile. Many of you have tracked the progress of this phone from the "Leo" days, have watched a countless number of videos and have daydreamed about stuffing this beast in your pocket.

Moving ahead to May 19th, T-Mobile is expected to release the myTouch Slide aka myTouch2 which includes a physical QWERTY keyboard. The Samsung T479 or the Gravity 3 is set to be released on June 23rd in Indigo or Rum along with the Samsung T669 which is offered in Steel. June 30 brings the LG GS 505 in Navy Blue. Not much is known yet about this handset although it did visit the FCC last week.

So that's it. Obviously, things will probably change along the way, some models might get added and more info will be known as we get closer to launch dates. It is an ambitious schedule and one that should bring some new accounts T-Mobile's way.

Samsung Gravity 2 Specifications | Review
Motorola CLIQ XT Specifications | Hands-on
Nokia Nuron Preliminary Specifications
HTC HD2 Specifications | Review (Overseas)
myTouch Slide Preliminary Specifications

source: TmoNews



1. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

March 24th... SOLD!!

4. imthatguy704

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

I agree 100%. The 24th is my bithday too.....................Hell my job probably won't see me for the rest of that week.

2. leebperson

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

How unfortunate Verizon is not clarifying on the rumors for the releases of certain phones. (Nexus One, or the HTC Incredible?)

11. darthray

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

I agree.. been clicking on phone arena just to get a release date for the nexus one for verizon.. Wondering when will they release it? Got my upgrade this april and waiting for that phone.

12. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009 it took you that long to NOT find that?

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the nexus one wont be sold in stores, so i doubt they will say too much about it... tmobile didnt say much either. Im wondering where the Motoroi and the other known android sets fit in. My understanding was that the Motoroi was launching sometime next month. Guess we'll see.

5. scottmbolt unregistered

Now its time for T-Mobile to spend some time on improving their HORRIBLE coverage, as well...

6. Homotechual

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 27, 2009

Their HORRIBLE coverage? Is that time they were rated #2 on Consumer Reports? Beating Sprint and AT&T... I have had better coverage with T-Mobile then I EVER did with Sprint or AT&T.

8. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

I'm going with scottnbolt on this one. When I had Tmo i was lucky to get 2 bars at my house. Now with AT&T I get consistently 5 bars. I live in the city so you would think coverage would be stellar. I understand that different places have different coverage thus leading to different experiences but I can honestly say I prefer my AT&T coverage.

10. scottmbolt unregistered

Show me that source for "T-mobile #2 on consumer reports". Coverage always varies area to area, and in MY area, T-Mobile is horrible. I have Sprint, my girl friends has TMO, and there is no comparison.

13. Homotechual

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 27, 2009

Look it up Consumer Reports 2009 :) I'm sorry you have Sprint, I had them for 4 yrs and couldn't stand the constant dropped calls and rude customer service anymore my final straw was when I had no coverage when I moved downtown where Sprint maps showed full coverage and I had to stand on my balcony to get service. In my area My Nexus One can load up any webpage faster then my best friends Motorola Droid, and I have full bars everywhere I go, even at my house. I'm sick of the Tmo bashing, everyone on this site are Verizon fanboys, IPhone lovers, and the select Sprint extremists.

14. ConnieL4193

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

None of this matters as we all know that it totally depends on where you live. AT&T is fairly crappy where I live and T-Mobile works just fine. Aside from that, I just like T-Mobile's customer service and selection of phones and plans. Again though, this all very subjective. You go with what works for you. About the only other carrier that I would rate higher in my area in all areas is Verizon except that they do tend to be a tad expensive.

7. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

Do you guys realize Tmo ISNT a real carrier...their HQ us based in Germany and the lease/rent cellsite spots here in the states..thats how they function as a much smaller network compared to ATT, vzw or sprint because they are an actual backbone company

9. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

No, Tmobile USA is based in Bellevue, Washington. From Wikipedia: Through acquisitions of Aerial, APT, Digiph PCS, Eliska, General Cellular Corp, GSM Alliance, Intercel, Omnipoint, Pacific Northwest Cellular, Powertel, SOL Wireless, SunCom Wireless, Voicestream, Western PCS, GSM Facilities, and Western Wireless, T-Mobile has added sites to its network. The native T-Mobile network currently consists of 36,400 cell sites and predominantly uses the GSM/GPRS 1900 MHz frequency-band, making it the largest 1900 MHz network in the United States. Service is available in 46 of the top 50 US markets, reaching 244 million potential customers. By mid-2008 the network is forecast to expand to 98 of 100 largest markets and 282 million potential customers. You are right to an extent, they do have some roaming agreements here: T-Mobile USA has the smallest native network of all the national U.S. carriers, it has roaming arrangements with a number of regional carriers, such as Centennial Wireless (Subsidiary of AT&T Mobility), Dobson (Subsidiary of AT&T Mobility), and Unicel (Verizon Wireless), and with the national carriers AT&T Mobility and the former Alltel (Verizon Wireless) GSM network. These carriers predominately provided service using the GSM 850 MHz band, and a dual band phone is required to use both the native and affiliate networks. When roaming on these affiliated networks airtime is deducted from the user's plan, as opposed to a surcharge, effectively expanding nationwide coverage.

16. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

Uh, t-mo is independent here. HQ here in the US. Their network is good, stable. They have decent phones actually. And they don't make you get a data plan or messaging plan on a feature phone, like the gravity series or the behold and memoir. Or any other touchscreen, like verizon and AT&T does. T-Mo is cheaper. And just as reliable.

15. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

Gravity3 is definitely something I would buy. But I hope it's not touchscreen at all because touchscreen phones are annoying. And my samsung behold is really starting to piss me off. I can't wait til my upgrade. Gravity 3? 3.2 MP camera, higher if wanted NO touchscreen. Please. (samsung impression style phone) gravity 2 screen 2.3 in??? They should increase the gravity 3 screen to like 3 inches. How??? DUAL SLIDER!!! Like that one on sprint. Portrait slider with landscape qwerty behind it. Great for web and texting. Anyone think that'd be a great idea???

17. Gravity 3? unregistered

I had the gravity 3, and for a while, it was perfectly fine. Great for texting, the keyboard was great, everything ran perfectly. A year later, the phone started having defects. It would erase my contacts randomly, to the point where their system said I had 115 contacts, but my phone displayed 76. They said new sim card and it did nothing. T- mobile isn't my favorite company. It isn't just my phone. The my touch slide was defective. you could send texts and call people, but they couldn't text or call you. The service is alright, but when my contract is up, I won't be renewing it.

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