Our friends at TmoNews have received new evidence suggesting T-Mobile would be bringing its first LTE devices in less than two months. Specifically, an LTE-enabled mobile hotspot device and T-Mobile’s LTE-equipped Samsung Galaxy S3 are said to be coming starting March 27th (though the latter could launch a week after that).
T-Mobile has already launched LTE in limited capacity over in Las Vegas, and testing is said to be underway in Kansas. We’re sure other markets are being tested right now, but without any devices to take advantage of the network it’s not that big of a concern for many of you yet. The timing sounds just right, though, as T-Mobile looks to begin an aggressive rollout that should cover much of its current 3G network with LTE by the end of this year.
It sounds like T-Mobile could also be shipping prepaid and postpaid versions of the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit on March 27th, though whether or not these two devices will have LTE is unclear. We’d doubt it for the time being, but they’re worthy to note anyway. The Blackberry Z10 rounds out the March 27th festivities for T-Mobile.
The carrier is looking to end that particular month with a bang, but keep in mind that this is only a rumor, and even if these dates are swirling around the offices of Magenta they’re subject to change at any time. We hope that’s not the case, obviously, unless any of these devices happen to launch sooner than we expect.
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- Check out the Samsung Galaxy S3 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.
- Check out the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.