updated 08:00 pm EDT, Tue October 4, 2011
Carrier to release 12 new devices
Starting in mid-October, T-Mobile will be holding a month plus long launch of 12 new phones, tablets and Wi-Fi hotspots, a leak uncovered Tuesday. The roll-out will start October 10, and continue until November 19. The busiest day will be November 2, when the carrier will put forward six new smartphones.
On October 10, T-Mobile begin taking pre-orders for the HTC Ruby and Samsung Hercules. The Ruby, also known as Amaze 4G, features a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor, a 4.3-inch display, an eight-megapixel back camera with 1080p capture as well as a front 1.3-megapixel camera. It will be one of the first phones to support 42Mbps HSPA+ Internet access. The Hercules is T-Mobile's interpretation of the Galaxy S II with a larger screen and the same 42Mbps data. It is indirectly intended to compete with Apple's new iPhone 4S.
On October 19, T-Mobile will launch the Huawei Wayne. The Wayne is an entry level '4G' modem.
Right after Thanksgiving, T-Mobile will be releasing the Samsung Arnold, its version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which Samsung had redesigned to compete more effectively with the iPad 2.
On November 2, the carrier will put forward the LG Maxx QWERTY, the LG Maxx Touch, the HTC Omega, the LG Flip II, the Samsung Ancora, and the Huawei Tallsome. Both Maxx phones are believed to incorporate incorporate a 3.5-inch HVGA display, an 800MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 5.0-megapixel camera. T-Mobile will probably rebrand the two phones as the MyTouch and MyTouch Q. The Omega, aka the Radar 4G, will run Windows Phone 7.5. It ships with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 3.8-inch SLCD display, an eight-megapixel primary camera, and a front-facing camera for video calling.
The slider LG Flip II features a unique dual screen design with the second display splitting the QWERTY keyboard. The Tallsome is believed to be the Huawei MediaPad. The 7-inch Android 3.2 tablet is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. The display is a wide SVGA panel (1280x800) with a pixel density of 217ppi, significantly better than the iPad 2's 132ppi pixel density. The Samsung Ancore is believed to be Exhibit 4G.
Rounding out T-Mobile's new products will be the Samsung Robin and the RIM Dumoline. The Robin is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. It integrates a seven-inch, 1024x600 PLS-based LCD with a three-megapixel rear-facing camera that is capable of 720p video and a two-megapixel camera on the front for video chatting. The Dumoline, possibly the BlackBerry Torch 9810, should adapt the AT&T design with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon and a five-megapixel camera with 720p video.