BBNews has been on a roll recently with some great leaked info. They got some details about the upcoming launch of more colorful Pearls, the 8220, & the Javelin on T-Mobile. The sad part is that it looks like a 3G Bold is not coming to T-Mobile until 2009 since you wont be able to use 3G with an unlocked AT&T Bold on T-Mobile due to the different frequencies required.
According to MikeyPants T-Mobile will be working hard to entice customers not to flock to AT&T for the Bold or iPhone. Some of the their spin tactics make sense while others seem implausible. For example, it makes sense for them to push Google Maps as a feature but presenting the upcoming SlingPlayer over EDGE as a top feature would not be a smart move for T-Mobile.
- Pearl’s will now also come in Tahitian Green, indigo, & Light Blue
- 8220 (SideKick flip phone) should be available in September/October with UMA
- The Javelin will be available sometime in the November/December timeframe
Personally I also thought it was interesting to see that T-Mobile is pushing the current Pearl line by offering 1 month of free internet/email for new purchases. This along with the fact that they are posting some good numbers for last quarter show that things are going pretty well for T-Mobile.