T-Mobile seems to have a serious leakage problem. The company just keeps giving, and giving, and giving us information about its forthcoming devices. Yesterday, the leakage turned into gaping hole when the whole carrier’s roadmap for 2011 found its way to the Internet via This Is My Next.
According to TIMN, T-Mobile has at least half a dozen Android devices coming out over the next few months. Let’s take a look at who they are:
June will be jam-packed with Android announcements from T-Mobile. The carrier plans to release at least four new Android phones next month. Starting with the HTC Sensation 4G, the Samsung Exhibit 4G and the Samsung Gravity Touch 2 or GT2. All three of these devices are expected to be announced June 8th.
The following week, on the 15th, T-Mobile will supposedly announce the Samsung t499 “Tass”. According to Cell Phone Signal, this is the American version of the Samsung Galaxy Mini – which will probably launch as the Samsung Suit. The Samsung Galaxy Mini is a low-end Android phone with a 3.14-inch screen, Android 2.2, 3MP camera, and a 600 MHz Processor.
Magenta also has a mobile hotspot device from Huawei coming out some time in June. The hotspot is codenamed Wayne, and will support 42Mbps HSPA+ and 802.11n Wi-Fi.
July will be yet another busy month for T-Mobile, with the launch of two new Android phones from HTC. On the 6th, T-Mobile should announce the HTC “Doubleshot”, also known as the myTouch 4G Slide. As we’ve seen before, the myTouch 4G Slide will feature a 1.2 GHz dual-core Processor, Gingerbread, 768MB of RAM, a 3.7-inch WVGA display, an 8MP back-facing and VGA front-facing cameras.
Then on July 15, T-Mobile will announce the HTC Marvel, which is widely believed to be the T-Mobile version of the HTC Wildfire S. This budget-friendly little phone will launch with a 3.2-inch TFT display, Android 2.3, 5MP camera, and a Qualcomm 600 MHz Processor.
August will be a relatively quiet month for T-Mobile, with the launch of just one Android device. The carrier will announce the Huawei Ideos S7, a 7-inch device with Android 2.2 Froyo, front-facing and back-facing cameras, and a 768 MHz Snapdragon Processor.
In September we could see the arrival of the Samsung Hercules on T-Mobile. As we saw yesterday, the Hercules looks like an absolutely magnificent device – at least on the hardware side — but it’ll be facing some fierce competition from Tegra 3-touting devices this holiday season.
October, November and December
After September, details start to become scarce on the Android devices that Magenta will announce. However, the carrier does have a lot of them lined up for this holiday season. Starting with the LG Maxx and Maxx Q; we have no idea if these devices are running Android or not, but you should keep them in the back of your head just in case.
Then there’s the HSPA-capable Huawei U2805 and the Samsung “Dumont”, the Huawei device could very well be a replacement to the T-Mobile Comet, or not – we have no clue at this point. The LG “Gelato” Optimus II should also make its way to T-Mobile in Q4. This is most likely an updated version of the Optimus T – known internationally as the LG Optimus One. If it is, then it should be aimed at the low-end of the market and be priced below $99.
Lastly, HTC has two more devices coming out at the end of the year; they are the Bresson and the G-Infinity. We don’t know anything about the Bresson, but the G-Infinity could be a successor to T-Mobile’s G2 and G2x. I’d keep an eye on the G-Infinity since it could be one of the first phones to launch with Tegra 3.
Whew! That’s a lot of Android for just seven months. We expect to get more details on all these devices as we get closer to their launch dates. Meanwhile, you can tell us which of these phones you plan on making your best friend in the next few months.