T-Mobile Confirms Plans For Galaxy Note; Has It Waited Too Long?

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It’s hardly a secret that T-Mobile has been preparing to start carrying the Samsung Galaxy Note. After all, considering the amount of circumstantial evidence that has been piling-up, you’d have to be willfully ignorant to not see the signs of the phone’s pending arrival. Despite confidence being high in a T-Mobile Note, the carrier had yet to officially confirm anything at all regarding its intentions for the phone. That finally changes today, upon T-Mobile tweeting its announcement of the Galaxy Note.

After all this waiting, T-Mobile’s confirmation still feels a bit empty, as it doesn’t even start to narrow-down a potential release date. The carrier insists that more information on the handset will be forthcoming, and it sure better be if the rumors we’ve heard regarding when T-Mobile will kick-off sales are accurate. The most recent stab at a release, taken from a leaked roadmap, places the phone’s arrival on August 8, just over three weeks away.

AT&T still has the Note at $250 on-contract, and if T-Mobile wants the handset to arrive with any kind of fanfare, it had sure better be planning to undercut that figure; $200 makes a lot of sense, while $150 would be bit of a coup. After all, it’s already been nine months since the Note first launched, which is an eternity in smartphone time. Even the Sprint Galaxy Nexus, which felt like a huge afterthought, only arrived with that carrier five months after its international debut. When we also factor-in rumors that the Note 2 will be announced in late August, T-Mobile may have its work cut out in bringing users to the original Note.

Source: T-Mobile (Twitter)
Via: Engadget

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!