You can call T-Mobile a lot of things, but “awesome at keeping secrets” probably wouldn’t be one of them.
This morning at GigaOm’s Mobilize conference, T-Mobile announced details surrounding two phones: the HTC Amaze 4G (which was exhaustively leaked a few weeks back), and their version of the Samsung Galaxy S2 (which was announced, but not fully detailed, last month.)
First up, the HTC Amaze 4G specs:
Next, the company finally coughed up (some of) the goods regarding their Galaxy S2 variant. T-Mobile has been oddly hush-hush about this device up until now; they kept it powered down in a big glass box at Samsung’s US SII announcement (whereas Sprint and AT&T were quick to demo theirs), and any questions as to what was inside were met with vague “We’ll have more to say on that later” responses.
Here’s what they’ve disclosed for T-Mobile’s Galaxy SII:
This confirms the previous rumors that T-Mobile’s SII will run on a 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm chipset, as opposed to the 1.2 Ghz Samsung-made chipset found in AT&T’s and Sprint’s models.
Also of note: these two phones will be the first to run on T-Mobile’s 42 megabit per second HSPA+ 42 network.
Both phones will hit the shelves on October 12th, with the Amaze 4G setting you back $259.99 after a 2-year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate, while the SII will go for $229.99 on the same terms. For anyone keeping track: that’s one week after Apple is rumored to be announcing the next iPhone… and if history is any indication, these devices and the iPhone 5 may very well be launching in the same week. That should be… interesting?