T-Mobile moves press event to Amazon's hometown

T-Mobile moves press event to Amazon's hometown
T-Mobile had already staked out the date of June 18th for its next UNcarrier announcement, and had originally planned for the event to take place in Los Angeles. But, not too long afterwards, Amazon announced that it would be holding an event the same day, but in Seattle. The reigning presumption is that Amazon is planning to announce a smartphone.

Now, T-Mobile has decided that it will move its UNcarrier 5.0 announcement to Seattle as well. T-Mobile's official statement on why the move is being made is:


Whether or not that is completely true, we can't say. There is a small chance that the two events are connected, given that it is assumed Amazon will be announcing a smartphone. But, it is more likely that T-Mobile didn't expect that it could compete for media attention when pitted against Amazon's first smartphone announcement, and so decided to move the event in order to make it easier. 

If it is the latter reasoning, it has worked well, because we will be there to bring you the T-Mobile announcement information as it happens. 

source: Re/code

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7 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Amazon and tmobile are announcing something together...

2. wilsong17 unregistered

Why should we care that is in amazon hometown

3. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Amazons smartphone gonna launch on T-Mobile same day.

4. spasticpat

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Amazon buying TMobile

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

That would be a lot better than Softbank.

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Hey Michael did you realize that T-Mobiles corporate headquarters is 15 minutes outside downtown Seattle? Seattle is T-Mobiles hometown too. Technically they're in Bellevue but Bellevue is across the water just like Oakland is across from San Francisco.

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