It looks like the T-Mobile 8900 has some serious drawing power. They managed to get the technology blogger, Om Malik, founder of GigaOm, to drop his iPhone for an 8900.
Sadly, I confirmed with T-Mobile that the 8900 is not an exclusive of theirs, so other carriers will probably be getting it soon. On the other hand, the reason Om gave up on the iPhone was because of AT&T’s sub-par network performance. Personally, I agree with Om. The network connection on my AT&T Bold is not really as good as it could be. Even older Verizon devices on EVDO have a faster connection with less dropped signals and calls. Maybe a 8900 isn’t such a bad idea… With UMA, I could almost forget the fact that T-Mobile has no reception at all in my Manhattan apartment compared to AT&T’s full bars.