Tentative release dates.. get em while they're hot!


Many of you out there are probably wondering – like we all have been – when we might be able to expect some of the goodies we’ve been hearing about lately that are coming to T-Mobile. Thanks to a trusted tipster, we’ve got some serious information here regarding phone release dates through summer. Tentative and subject to change? Sure, and it should probably go without saying that dates can change for any number of reasons, but as of now these dates are correct.  So, without further ado, let’s get to the release dates, shall we? We’ll go ahead and list the known phones with codenames first. They’re right after the break…

  • “Blade” (Sidekick 2009)May 13
  • HTC “Maple”/”Snap”July 1st (contrary to earlier speculation, this seems to confirm a T-Mobile variant)
  • HTC “Rhodium”/Wing IIJuly 22nd (also known as the Touch Pro 2)
  • HTC “Sapphire”/”Magic”TBD. Sorry folks.. we’ll keep you posted (a.k.a. G2)
  • Sony Ericsson “CS8” – June 24th (8mp camera? Is this the Android device they’ve been talking about?)
  • Nokia 1661 (prepaid) – April 29th (We know, a week later than previously mentioned. But you know the wait will be SO worth it. No… really… it will be… )
  • Samsung T349 (prepaid) – May 6th
  • Samsung T239 (prepaid) – May 13th
  • Samsung T559 – July 15th
  • Samsung T469  – July 15th (just a simple two-tone gray, apparently)
  • Samsung T749 – July 22nd (2 colors for this one: red/orange and two-tone gray)
  • Samsung T659 – August 19th

So… excitements? Disappointments? Sound off!

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  • Sassy Lina

    I am really looking forward to the TP2 just hope it’s not dwarfed down too much but just enough to make it affordable. They can get rid of straight talk and the front facing camera for sure. I must have UMA but I don’t need 3G! They need to keep this phone in competition by not overpricing it but still making it enjoyable to have. I love peoplecentric tech and that gorgeous 3.6inch screen!

  • Patrick

    why is everybody complaining about “no GOOD phones”?! really? September got us the Pearl Flip(tho not OUTRAGEOUSLY high end…it’s still considered high end), October brought us the G1, next in November was the Behold, January got us the Shadow 2(which has standard specs for any SMARTPHONE with windows standard thats out right now), February got us the Curve 2 AND the Memoir…..come on now….out of all of those phones…..the G1, Behold, Memoir, and Curve 2 are all SOLIDLY 100% high end phones. and 3/4 have 3g on them. so thats 4 SOLID high end phones in 4 months…..thats average 1 device each month. And even though the peal flip isn’t 3g…do you know how many people I know that would KILL to have one that are on AT&T.

    3 touch screen phones….all high end…..in 4 months. seriously…think about it. PLUS….over the next 4 months they’re talkin about puttin out 3 more SOLIDLY high end devices(Blade, Wing II and Sony CS8) PLUS another WinMo Smartphone with a speculated 528mhz?! On a WinMo PRO phone…thats fast…do you know how fast that will be on a WinMo STANDARD phone…thats NOT touch screen and doesn’t have to leave touch flo and ect?! again….1 phone per month thats WORTH something.

    Anybody wanna tell me what the last even ALMOST high end phone that was put out before the pearl flip? anybody? somebody? yea….the 8820….OR….the Side Kick. Maybe you should count the blessings that in a total of 8 months T-Mobile will have 8 REALLY good phones. 10 if you include the pearl flip and Shadow II. Think about it people. Be happy we’re getting good phones at all.

    When I had the dash…there was no other phone I wanted that was on the shelves…..at all. at least not from T-Mo. NOW…I envy people with the Memoir, the Behold, AND the Curve 2. I actually find myself thinkin…should I have waited for THAT phone? And I have a G1.

  • Patrick

    and for whoever said sidekicks are old news…..as long as there are deaf people in the USA…there will be sidekicks. you know how much money is made off of deaf people…because for SO LONG the sidekick was the best decive for people who were deaf or hard of hearing…now…they like them…so they stick with them, and reccomend them to everyone.

  • Patrick

    the difference in T-Mobile and other carriers is T-Mobile releases all of their phones over time….where as other carriers release a bunch of phones at once…then wait a bit longer to release anything GOOD. plus…you can’t expect t-mobile to just release 50 phones in 1 month. it’s going to take time to build the phone lise up to what other carriers have. we have good phones I think…and whoever switches now I think will be in for a rude awakening when they look up and see what all t-mobile has by the end of 09.

  • quitcrying

    why are there so many whiners these days. its ridiculous! people expect soo much and will whine and moan if their expectations, which are set way in space pass the clouds, are not met. tmobile is a great company. they do have good phones and continue to put out more in relatively short intervals. they also have the best prices/rates!

  • Ian

    “speeds to 14.4Mbps and 20mbps in some area and NYC is one of those lucky areas”

    LOL. You think you’ll actually GET that?

    This lineup looks fine to me. I need a replacement for my aging dash and I LIKE the new one.

    If you want to be trendy get an iphone and go to AT&T and get raped with fees and shitty support. I use my phone for WORK and the dash has been rock solid even if edge is lame. I don;t care how it looks, as long is it works well.

  • Rianna

    I am really looking forward to the Rhodium!! I hope it comes out sooner than July 22nd :]

  • fishwiz

    I agree!! I have been with T-Mo since 1st qtr.’04 and this is the most excited I’ve been(rhodium) since the wing. My only gripe with my wing and the future wing2 is the lack of a camera flash!?!?
    how hard or how much extra could it be to include that function. no picture messaging while out at night… arggg! Besides that the Rhodium is a SLICK device just look at that screen!!!!!!

  • Susiedoll

    omg really am anxiously waiting to upgrade my phone to the g2
    can you guys just give us a date lol

  • steve

    alright guys the wing 2 or also known as the touch pro 2 is out but not in u.s. look at this picture. http://www.coolsmartphone.com/news4571.html i think it is a big step up from the previous wing

  • Aaron Ratner

    So do I up the HTC Touch Pro 2 from the UK for $800 (US) or do I stop being such a pig and wait until it launches here. I am currently using an Excalibur S620 (Dash) cooked with WinMo 6.1 but as much as I love the phone, it has become too slow for 2009. I need some speed and the Touch Pro 2 is beautiful. Everyday I have to actively prevent myself from buying one from the UK. Looks like the best phone to date. I will camp out for this one.

  • http://www.illworld.com Megabonix

    2 gripes: A. What is with HTC refusing to put a STANDARD HEADPHONE JACK on any of their phones. ID10T ERROR! They’re killing me with this adapter crap. (HTC, take notes from the iPhone… yes, the phone that’s mopping up the competition)
    B. TP2 has no direction pad. I’ve used the WING for 2 years now and there isnt a time while the phone is in use that I’m not using the D-pad. Yes, I enjoy the touch screen but there are plenty of times that its more of a PITA to use the screen when a couple taps on the D-pad get you where you need to be.
    Shoot me please…

  • Courtney

    These are all so disappointing. T-mobile needs a flip QWERTY that is not the Blackberry Pearl.

  • eldin

    unless tmobile employees are completely unaware of these new phones i dont think they will be coming out on dates stated. i called tmobile today and the only phone they knew about was some samsung phone slides up, but wont be out until aug 2009. im kinda looking forward to the tmobile snap. i loved my old dash and just lost it a month ago. was thinking about upgrading it. waiting for g2 or tmobile snap seems endless.

  • Homer

    This has been said before BUT: All of this is pretty disappointing. Who is going to spend $200 ON ONE of T-mobile’s phones RIGHT NOW that isn’t 3G AS T-mobile is rolling out 3G on their network and their present phones (most phones) will NOT be able to use 3G. A customer can only use 3G after they wait for the 2 year contract to expire on the phone they just bought that SHOULD have BEEN 3G enabled but was not (to but a new 3G enabled phone 2 years later). WHEN is T-Mobile going to get with the big boys and at least sell 3G phones? As the network comes on line the phone SHOULD become ‘enabled’..but since T-mobile isn’t selling many (any) 3G phones, few peoples phones are going to kick into 3g mode if they buy the data plan. They should be somewhat embarrassed that not one of there blackberries are 3G and the other 3 major phone companies all have 3G smart phones for business people. T-mobile has surrendered this market I guess.

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