The Samsung Galaxy Note for recently made an appearance at the website of the Federal Communications Commission or FCC, cloaked under the name SGH-T879. This device is rumored to be launched by T-Mobile, owing to the fact that images of the smartphone carrying the brand name had been spotted recently.
This arrival comes a bit late as the [easyazon-link asin=”B0061YRDX6″ locale=”us”]Samsung Galaxy Note[/easyazon-link] had been available since late 2011. Moreover, it is curious that T-Mobile is preparing for the smartphone’s release, right before the Samsung Galaxy S III makes its grand entrance in the US market sometime late this month up to early July.
In any case, the FCC has already given the necessary approval for the device’s 1700MHz HSPA band that will work with T-Mobile’s 3G network. The wireless company will offer this connectivity option alongside 850MHz and 1900MHz 3G. Yet, these figures once again make it doubtful whether the SGH-T879 will be headed to T-Mobile. Another rumor claims that the device will rather be offered by Mobilicity or Wind Mobile, Canadian wireless phone companies that offer 1,700MHz HSDPA AWS connectivity. Yet to further support the idea that T-Mobile will offer the device this year is the fact that the handset dubbed T879 is found on the list of products that the company will release soon.
If T-Mobile does push through with offering the Samsung Galaxy Note, the device will be the carrier’s first phablet offering. It will join the company’s other Samsung products on offer including the Samsung Galaxy II – White, Samsung Galaxy S II – Titanium, Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, among others.
T-Mobile is perhaps counting on the Samsung Galaxy Note’s immense popularity to encourage consumers to purchase it despite the presence of other options in the market. It may be recalled that Samsung was able to sell five million units of the device in only five months since its launch.
According to rumors, a T-Mobile device is slated to be launched this coming July 11th, but in all likelihood, this date is probably too early to be for the Samsung Galaxy Note.
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