T-Mobile 3G launch should come early next week

Though it didn't launch May 1, more signs point to a eminent launch of T-Mobile's 3G network.

As we expected , May 1 did not bring a formal announcement of T-Mobile's anticipated 3G network. But according to RCR Wireless News, the long-waited launch will come next week. The magazine didn't cite any specific sources in its story, but it promised that in the next few days the carrier would reveal its 3G plans for New York City and beyond. Also, RCR refuted earlier reports that T-Mobile's wireless broadband network would not support data. The story didn't give details on potential 3G devices, but T-Mobile should be ready to go on that front. The carrier has offered two 3G-capable handsets, the Nokia 6263 and the Samsung SGH-T639 since late last year.

Without any official T-Mobile confirmation, confusion is rampant at the moment as to exactly what's going on. Though several posters at Howard Forums report 3G is indeed up and running in New York for both voice and data, posters at TmoNews report no signs of 3G in the Big Apple. Unfortunately, that's about all we can say at the moment. But rest assured we'll be watching the wires over the next few days. And we'll bring you all the relevant details just as soon as we get them.

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Senior Managing Editor Kent German leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he still writes about the wireless industry and occasionally his passion for commercial aviation.

 

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