T-Mobile Roadmap Hints at Release Dates, But of Which Phones?
When we get to see a leaked release roadmap from a carrier, sometimes the information it contains isn’t very precise. It may represent some long-term plans for the carrier, and the arrival of certain models may not be placed with any more certainty than the month, or even the quarter, when that hardware’s expected. We find ourselves in very much the opposite boat here today, with a T-Mobile roadmap providing some very precise release dates, but not naming the phones in question.
According to this find, here’s the release schedule T-Mobile’s expecting for Q1:
January 11: one device
January 18: one device
February 15: two devices
March 21: one device
It’s no secret that the Lumia 710 came to the carrier on January 11, so that explains the first date, but what about the rest?
When T-Mobile announced the 42Mbps-capable Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G earlier this week, it said in its press release that the phone “is expected to be available later this year”. It may be reading too much into things, but the word choice there sounds like it’s talking about something that might be a little farther off than Q1; without more evidence, it’s too hard to say either way.
We just told you about T-Mobile’s plans for the HTC Ville. We’re expecting the carrier to begin sales of the phone this spring; the March 21 date from this roadmap just barely makes that cut, though we might end up waiting until some later date in Q2.
There’s still the chance that some of these dates represent hardware we’re not yet familiar with, or haven’t yet associated with T-Mobile. With January nearly half-over already, they’re going to start closing-in on us fast. Any guesses for what phones are associated with the rest of these dates?