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T-Mobile Roadmap Includes Blackberry 10, “Value Plan Only” Launch Dates

Say hello to T-Mobile’s newest roadmap and while it devices launches are always a little thin at the beginning of the year, there are a few notable aspects to this image. The first is the March 27th launch of the “Blackberry Lisbon,” better known as an upcoming Blackberry 10 device. On the heels of T-Mobile confirming their intent to carry Blackberry’s upcoming new OS comes this roadmap and a determination of what device T-Mobile intends to carry.

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The Blackberry Lisbon is better known to the world as the Blackberry Z10, the upcoming all touchscreen Blackberry device expected to be announced on January 30th. Rumored specs for the specs include a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.2″ display (1280 x768), quad-band LTE, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal storage, 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, 1800mAh battery, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and microSD expandable storage. Its safe to assume that any T-Mobile specific device would also include HSPA+ connectivity as well.

Moving on to a few other bullet points here is the February 27th “launch” of the LG Nexus 7 tablet? Will T-Mobile begin carrying these in stores? It’s hard to tell exactly what could be “new” from a Nexus 7 launch, so we’ll assume that it’s just a retail or online launch directly from T-Mobile. Most importantly, is this a typo? ASUS makes the Nexus 7.

The Samsung “Codina” is a new device and shows up as the Galaxy Ace 2 on a Google search. We’ve seen companies reuse nicknames before — so that remains a possibility. My initial thought, prior to a Google search was a launch date for the upcoming LTE variant of the Galaxy S III. I WOULD NOT start speculating this is the Galaxy S IV, it’s not. Samsung Lebanon already stated the S IV wouldn’t be announced until April, so I have zero belief this is a new flagship device.

Last, but certainly not least is the March 17th launch of the “New Rate Plan and Data Offers (100% Value).” That seems pretty self explanatory as the day T-Mobile intends to retire Classic Plan offers for new customers, end subsidies as we know them and begin their Value Plan only world.

As usual, all dates and releases are subject to change and should be taken with a grain of salt.

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