One would think that with the ongoing procedures paving the way for T-Mobile to be swallowed by AT&T, the company would show more signs of slowing down. Network build-out for the magenta carrier may be at a standstill, but if a leaked 2011 product lineup from This is my next still holds any weight, it would appear that the T-Mobile train certainly isn’t coming to a stop any time soon.
June 8th is going to set the pace for what kind of phones on T-Mobile justify a “high-end” title. Sure, the affordable duo made up of the Samsung t589 Gravity Touch 2 and the t759 Hawk, or Exhibit, launching that day won’t make much of a splash in the blogosphere, but the HTC Sensation 4G will. This is one handset that T-Mobile users have been waiting a loooooong time for. A 4.3-inch Android device alone might have been enough, but throw in that dual-core processor, aluminum body, and a healthy does of unaltered Sense UI? The Sensation is going to be one of the top devices of 2011.
Of course, it wouldn’t be the beginning of summer without Samsung releasing another low-end Android before June can end. Just a week after the Sensation makes its debut, you can find the Samsung t499 Tass, an “Americanized version of the low-end Galaxy Mini, possibly called the Galaxy Suit” launching on June 15th.
Following the same release pattern of June, we will see two more major devices launching on the 8th and 15th of July: The HTC Doubleshot, and Marvel.
You should almost instantly be able to foresee exactly what kind of device the Doubleshot will be, once we remind you that it will hit shelves as the myTouch 4G Slide. Of course, among T-mobile’s signature spin on Sense, and a hard QWERTY keyboard, there will be a generous spec bump in some areas to keep the myTouch name relevant. Not only will the myTouch 4G slide feature access to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, but it will also come with a 3.7-inch WVGA display, 8MP camera, and a rumored dual-core processor.
The HTC Marvel, releasing on the 15th, is like an HTC branded back-up phone for those who simply don’t need the power being the myTouch or Sensation. Roughly a rebranded Wildfire S, the 3.2-inch display 800MHz processor on the Marvel should keep the device nice and cheap.
August is really all about the new BlackBerry lineup coming out, but there is one Android device that may (for some odd reason) entice you to buy. The Huawei S7 tablet, already available with a 1GHz processor, Android 2.2, and 7-inch display, will make its way into T-Mobile retail stores with HSPA+ on-board.
September is another month that will be slow for launches, but the 26th could bring fourth a monster of a Samsung device that will go toe-to-toe with the Sensation. Its the Samsung Hercules we talked about yesterday here on DroidDog, that features a dual-core processor, 16GB of ROM, 1GB of RAM, a Super AMOLED Plus display, and 42Mbps HSPA+.
Anything from October on gets murky. There’s a lot of devices that practically nothing is known about, but they are good names to look out for.
LG Maxx and LG Maxx Q – Q comes with a QWERTY, and should be launching November 2nd.
Huawei U2805 – Possible Comet replacement.
Samsung Dumont – Total blank here.
The LG “Gelato” Optimus II – Optimus T 2?
HTC Bresson and G-Infinity – Again, nothing known, but the G-Infinity could be the next vanilla device in T-Mobile’s ever-popular G Series of devices. 4.x-inch super-mega Retina smashing display? Quad-core processor? 2GB of RAM? Who knows, but we can always dream right?
How about it readers, what has your heart pumping? Is the Sensation right for you, or is the Hercules going to be your saving grace? Let us know in the comments below.
Via This is my next