Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain is just four weeks away. That means that many carriers around the world will be refreshing their device portfolio, which seems to be the case with T-Mobile USA.
A leaked document has made its way around the internet over the past two days. The document outlines five Android devices which are nearing “end of life” status on big magenta.
The HTC Amaze 4G, The HTC Sensation 4G, and the LG MyTouch, MyTouch Q and DoublePlay are all in the queue to be discontinued.
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HTC is holding a press conference at MWC where we are expecting the formal announcement of the HTC Ville, Endeavor and Primo. Rumor has it that we will see the quad-core, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich packed HTC Ville on T-Mobile by the summer.
The HTC Primo has been leaked as a midrange device, which of course has the same specs as an early 2011 superphone. HTC has already vowed to stick to quality over quantity in 2012 so that could be it for T-Mobile for a while.
The most interesting thing on this list are LG’s two MyTouch devices. T-Mobile may have been resorting to a strategy that had worked in the past with the T-Mobile Sidekick. T-Mobile and partner (the Andy Rubin led) Danger, had the iconic device manufactured by Flextronics, Sharp and Motorola through various incarnations of the Sidekick.
This time around HTC had made the first five versions of the MyTouch manufactured by HTC although under private labeling as the device was called the “T-Mobile MyTouch”. Going with LG to manage their flagship family Android device may have been a mistake since the MyTouch was widely recognized as an HTC product.
One thing is for sure, I can’t wait to see what the T-Mobile device portfolio looks like in six months.