October 29th is getting pretty crowded on the calendar’s of tech bloggers like myself. Our attention is turned towards Google’s event taking place that morning, where we fully expect to be introduced to at least one new Nexus device (along with a sneak peak at the latest changes to the Android ecosystem). Then, of course, there Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 event also scheduled for that morning. As if that wasn’t enough, T-Mobile has just started reaching out to press about an event of their own to take place later that day.
Given the proximity to the other two events along with no clear indication of a manufacturer partner, it is likely T-Mobile will be showing us something relating to whatever is unveiled earlier in the day. This could mean Windows Phone 8 devices. It could also mean another look at the new Nexus phone(s) Google is expected to show off. It could be neither.
It does seem odd that T-Mobile would plan an their own announcement on the same day as Microsoft’s and Google’s rather than simply joining those companies on stage at their own events, but there are few other big announcements looming. T-Mobile’s eagerness could also signal that if the Nexus is in their plans it could launch relatively close to its official unveiling.