T-Mobile Galaxy Note Release “Delayed” Until August 8th?

Let’s just get this right out-of-the-way and say that a device never officially announced can’t actually be “delayed.” However, we were feeling pretty confident on the possibility of a July 11th release date, especially post-leaked press images which were graced with the July 11th date. Unfortunately, we’re just being shown these new documents from a brand new Frontline Planner for T-Mobile that indicates the Galaxy Note is now set for a release on Wednesday, August 8th.

In case you were wondering, the “Red Font” indicates an update since the earlier version of the planner was released, which further highlights the possibility that the July 11th date is now a goner.

On a separate note, we still don’t know what the Samsung Cacao and Apex Q are, though we suspect at least one of them is the upcoming Samsung T699 device which recently leaked into the wild.

Let’s hope T-Mobile can nail down an official date soon, before the Note II drops.


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  • kahlayoh

    I plan on getting the note…love the screen size, and don’t really care if Note2 will be dropping soon. Cause if T-Mo get’s it I will get that to. Gotta love Tmo and their ambition on trying to get the good stuffs…better late then never I guess!!

    • in2android

      That’s actually a good positive way to look at things:-) I really try not to bash Tmo, I honestly am very loyal to them. And at least they are bringing in another option that’s still a great phone despite its age. They price it right, and this could still potentially be a big hit for them.? We’ll see…

  • jian9007

    I suppose a few weeks more shouldn’t matter since it’s been 7 months already. If you’ve waited this long then it’s no problem. I personally am not waiting on one, but if I were, this wouldn’t be a big deal since they haven’t officially announced it yet anyway.

  • mrdenver_pie

    Another month???  I am not sure I can deal with the Vibrant for another month! Patience is a virtual and I ain’t got that either! =)

    • Izzy Garcia

      My vibrant made me get the n7000 version. It wanted to retire.

  • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

    It’s a great phone, 7 weeks from now and will still be a great phone. I have the SGS3 coming on Tuesday and I will still be getting that beast. Love the size for enjoying Movies on the job site. I have a few cases I picked up for it already and I can not let these cases go to waste. 

    • fixxmyhead

      Why do you need so many phones? Do you switch them out during the week?

  • GUest

    with that late of a lunch id expect it NOT to have gingerbread, it shoud have ics

    • LC

      The training doc from yesterday already shows it coming with i’ve cream sandwich

  • Justin

    Anybody think this has to do with Jelly Bean being announced a few days ago? Samsung probably doesn’t want to release a new phone that has an outdated version of android. Just a thought.

    • guest

      its not a new phone though… 

      • http://tmonews.com David

        That’s never stopped ANYTHING for Android releases, Gingerbread phones are still being released as Ice Cream Sandwich is readily available on 8% of Android handsets. I really doubt that’s the issue here.

  • Itiswhatits

    it will only be available online and in 4 markets once it comes to tmobile.


    I hope it’s to include the Snapdragon S4 and Jelly Bean, if thats the case, then T-Mobile, I don’t care what you price this at, I’m buying.

  • Sasha!

    It’s probably Apples fault of something.

  • Why Tmo Why?

    Shows Tmo problem..Magenta talking galaxy note while THE MOBILE WORLD AWAITS IMPENDING RELEASE OF GALAXY NOTE TWO!!!!!!

  • rwc1792

    Cacoa: A Samsung device that makes coffee.  Of course it could be a Samsung device that is coffee color, like espresso, but I’m dreaming that it’s device that makes coffee

  • 30014

    I guess T-Mobile is oblivious to the fact that the note 2 is coming very soon

    • in2android

      Well the Note 2 is still just rumors & speculation, though that doesn’t change the fact that the Note will be nine months old when it hits Tmo’s shelves. Heck, Samsung may turn the Note branding into their tablet line now, that’s another speculation that’s been floating around the Internet tech forums? I myself sure hope we see another phablet from Samsung though!

  • Zabaniya

    if its august then screw that…like 2months later or somewhere around that is note 2

  • http://profiles.google.com/woode29 Woody J

    Typical Tmobile..two steps forward.. 5 steps backward..

  • Jrumph

    Good thing it’s delayed David. Since you thought the S3 is too big, guessing you wont be reviewing this one. Unless you exercise your hands to hold a bigger phone.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Well, I’m sure I’ll review it, and I’ll have more patience for the size because of what it’s supposed to be. I have no problem my only beef with the GSIII is the size, I think there is a point where to big is to big, I’m cool being a minority opinion on that!

      • rwc1792

        I don’t think you are the minority on that

      • Guest

        it is to big or too big?

      • in2android

        Hey, we all have our own preferences on what we care for or don’t care for… Some ppl don’t know what they like or don’t like until the community in general forms an opinion for them! Lol. But David, I love your journalism and I don’t give a damn which device you prefer because it sure doesn’t change the fact that you operate one of the most amazing and incredible blogs that I read! Haha, you rock Bro, and way to not be afraid to express yourself and your “real” personal opinions!

  • http://twitter.com/madhatter7zero David

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710725095 Jason Crumbley

    Apex Q = Nexus Q?
    Also, would a delay to Aug 8th be in line with the phone possibly being the Note 2?

    • in2android

      I highly doubt this! If the note 2 was that close, Samsung would’ve had leaks and rumors all over the place! Also, if Tmo actually managed to get it exclusively for the US, then it would still be released in Europe at least a month prior to ever hitting the shores here. I assure you, it is not the Note 2 in question here.

  • Various916

    Typical T-Mobile, I was going to wait till July 11th but I’m not waiting till August 8th…..ATT here I come.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Typical nothing, by all accounts you shouldn’t even know this phone was coming! You can’t be mad at a delay that wasn’t supposed to be public. More importantly, something can’t be “delayed” if it was never announced.

      • http://twitter.com/madhatter7zero David

        I’m just happy T-Mobile is actually getting the Note… whether Note 1 or 2.  My upgrade isn’t until September anyway (I think).  I still need time to save up for it so it’s cool with me either way.

        • http://twitter.com/madhatter7zero David

          I just noticed we have the same name. Ha funny.

    • Saakak

      I hate people like you with your stupid, empty threat to leave. Bye bye!

      • Nunya Beeswax

        Couldn’t agree more…. These idiots who whine and threaten to go elsewhere and double their bill over a 3 week difference in a RUMORED release date of a single phone really annoy me. So what….. Go to ATT and double your bill. Who cares? Just shut up whining.. Do you do this for every phone that gets released? There isn’t even an official confirmation of any release date for the Note and you are threatening to change carriers because the RUMORED release date was off by 3 weeks on a phone that is already 9 months old??? Moron……. Tmo could release it tomorrow for 25 bucks and 99.999% of the customer base would still rather have a free Wildfire.

  • http://twitter.com/TKfromCLE Terry Kessler

    Too little, too late. You can get this on AT&T for $299…it might end up costing $379 on ol’ magenta.
    Yeah, I’m still a little bitter about the GS3 price :-P

  • in2android

    So, so, so, close to buying the note so many times, and I felt compelled to purchase it finally, despite a note 2 probably coming to the market soon. And I would be purchasing at full retail somewhere as I only had one upgrade left for the remainder of the year out of my four lines. I purchased the gs3 all along planning on the note as well. But August 8th I just can’t do it. I buy a lot of devices, because I love mobile tech, but I’m not wealthy and it’s just going to be too much money spent for a device that will be 9 months old:-(. I really don’t think I’ll cave on this one either, that s3 processor is just getting to be more & more “yesterday”, ya know. I know there’s a lot that goes into a phone release on US carriers and it can take time, but Tmo was just too late to get in on it after At&T’s exclusivity deal with Samsung on this one. I’m not mad at you though Tmo, you tried to bring it once At&T’s deal was up, and I’m sure you’ll still get some takers on it that either aren’t aware of it, or just don’t chase the latest releases and see it as something that can really be useful to them & fill a void other phone offerings can’t. Just learn from this Tmo is all I ask, start jumping on the big opportunities like this in the future, as soon as they arise. Lock in a couple Tmo exclusive flagships, and show the other carriers that your a player with some weight too! I still have faith in you, that your turning things around Tmo, and it’s 100% faith and not hope!

    • Nunya Beeswax

      What you (and a lot of others on here) do not seem to understand is that tmo’s customer base is not like you.. They generally don’t anticipate release dates of new phones and buy them on launch day. The VAST majority of customers (well over 95% IMO) only want to know what’s free today and would just as soon have a free Wildfire as a Galaxy s3 or Note if they were 50 bucks bogo. Not that there is anything wrong with that.. It is what it is.. Just pointing out why I think that they are not in a huge hurry to get these new, high end devices rushed out. People that don’t have 50 bucks just want free.

      • in2android

        It’s not that I don’t understand, it’s that I don’t agree with that percentage you threw out. I think a lot more ppl than you believe will pay for a premium device. Now there may not be that many, percentage wise anyhow, that will own multiple high end devices or anticipate the new flagship releases such as many of us on this these ty of websites. However, I believe that WELL over 5% will pay top dollar for a device that they may not have even been aware of prior to walking into the T-mobile retail store, or navigating to their website! When people are signing a two year contract I think the greater percentage of them are doing it to get a phone they desire. Now some of those people may not desire a two or three hundred dollar phone, but to many people that’s not out of the question for something they want. Also, most people in the US feel that they should spoil themselves with things that may not even be in their budget? Now I don’t have any statistics to back any of this up, but I do see it as the more probable case in my opinion, and that I guess is what both of our ideas are is opinions. If I were wrong though, it sure wouldn’t be the first time!

  • in2android

    I switch phones throughout the day sometimes, lol! Some of us here are phone “junkies” (myself included) and we’re just addicted to mobile tech!

  • Guests

    ………………..I have a question now, i read news about t-mobile refarming hspa+ band(im not too familiar with these kind of stuff) so that unlocked iphone 4 users could use 4g on t-mobile. My question is if I go buy the international galaxy note, would i be able to use t-mobile 4g like iphone 4?

    • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

      Yes. The international Galaxy Note supports PCS HSPA+, so when T-Mobile enables it in your market, the international Galaxy Note would get T-Mobile HSPA+ (though it will be only HSPA+21 and it will be called 3G).

    • Aisha Naqvi

      T-mobile 4G is HSPA+ unlike Verizon’s true 4G LTE network…so the iphone 4 is compatible on T-mobile’s network…iphone 5 will be the first Apple device that will be LTE capable…the Note is actually LTE compatible so you can run an unlocked device on any network…

    • cosmo10292

      Oh crap your right! And yes!!! Unlocked over seas phones will have 3g/4g with tmo pretty soon!

  • xSAVAGEx

    I love it! One more delay and it will be Sept!

  • Aaron Tant

    arghhh 20 extra days…. that’s like an eternity… sheesh, really?  The “name” fits for, just maybe, a big sized foot to fit = Big Mouth needs a Big Foot in it.

    • Bigmouth

      Maybe if you had higher standards you’d be something more than a T-Mobile sales associate living in Loserville Kentucky, lol.

  • Aisha Naqvi

    Samsung is pushing for a September launch for the Galaxy Note 2…before the iphone 5 lands in October to steal away some Apple customers…why would anyone want to buy the Note in August when they can wait a month or two and have an option to choose from two newer devices…

  • daghost

    TMO must not be getting the note 2

  • cosmo10292

    August really!? Is that around the time at&t gets the g note 2? Smh

  • HeLLo

    August? I’m sorry but that is too late for me.If they up the specs then maybe I will give it a second look.

  • nam12

    I really wanted to get the Note, but the Note 2 is coming out in Sept with a 5.5″ screen and 2GB of RAM. Now I really don’t know what I want to do. 

    • Chris

      Yup. Galaxy Note 2 out in September. I’m really obsessed with getting the Note. But it will be just stupid to get it when Note 2 comes out a month later… I know T-mobile most likely won’t get it for a while after that but I only get to upgrade every TWO years… What would you do?

  • Adla

    Note 2 in September, & tmobile is releasing note1 in august? something doesnt sound right

  • Guests

    So i basically decided to get the international version of the the note. I just want to ask if anyone know where t-mobile has 1900 mhz hspa+, because i live in nyc and still not sure if we have that here. I know it would be quite slower than 4g but i think i will like the faster processor speed.

  • Darc_orion

    Last week I asked my buddy at tmo about it and he said end of july for it to come out

  • Egrunder33

    great aug release for galaxy note..just in time for the galaxy note 2..way to go tmo

  • Taron19119

    Whats going on at t-mobile cusomer service said the system is updating and now my t-mobile is not working so what is going on at tmobile

    • Guests

      I actually was actually talking to a tmobile agent a while ago, they just going through a scheduled update apparently, said it was 1 hour 30min , think there should be an hour left about

      • Guests

        lol typo

        • Taron19119

          I hope this means customer service will be selling the galaxy s 3

  • Scrappy

    i spoke to a tmobile rep he told me that a samsung rep he told me dat they actually going to bring the note actually in sept. So this is no purpose getting it cuz the note 2 would be coming out in the same month or just one month later stupid tmobile

  • P. Humm

    Its not a scheduled update. The systems have crashed. Again. They need to make a serious investment in their computer systems. The entire company is basically running off of Omnipoint’s infrastructure. It is embarrassing to watch reps struggle with their system slowness and watch them fumble to make the same excuses every time you walk into a T-Mobile store. If they want to talk like a serious competitor in all aspects of business, they need to act like one.

  • Guests

    Well since t-mobile’s outsourced customer service has no idea what im saying and it’s hard for me to understand them……. I asked the person about the hpsa+ 1900mhz band avalability in my area but he keeps telling me yes it works all over U.S(which i know it doesnt, so he must be misunderstanding me)then the second i say its non-tmobile phone him like every other person i talk to “we do not guarentee non t-mobile smartphone blah blah…” and keeps repeating if your phone is GSM 1900 it will work(still not understanding me) is there any other way for me to check because none of their employees have a clue about t-mobiles operation.

  • Zabaniya

    why would they even think about releasing the note when note 2 is…around a month after??