When Samsung initially launched the Samsung Galaxy Note late last year, our smartphone-crazed brethren in US shores got sorely disappointed because the Korean smartphone and tablet manufacturer let it slip that the massive phablet will not make it to US shores. It is a good thing that AT&T was able to work things out with Samsung and managed to have the Samsung Galaxy Note added on to its lineup of Android-powered devices. Since getting released by the carrier in our side of the world, the Samsung Galaxy Note went on and became one of the hottest devices to be released by AT&T.
When you come to think of it, the Samsung Galaxy Note is not the first smartphone slash tablet hybrid to be released to the market. That distinction goes to the Dell Streak 5 although the Dell slate was a bit ill-fated right at the onset because of its identity crisis that got it confused if it was an oversized smartphone or an undersized tablet. Luckily for Samsung, the Galaxy Note did not have any of those qualms and was just a powerful device to begin with.
Since getting released in US shores, AT&T sort of had exclusivity over the Samsung Galaxy Note because it was the only carrier in our side of the world to offer the phablet. However, there were rumors in the past that the phablet was also making its way to T-Mobile. In fact, even before those rumors surfaced, it was already reported that several developers managed to make the Samsung Galaxy Note work on the network of the Magenta carrier by altering its radio firmware. A device which could possibly be the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy Note also appeared at the FCC thereby strengthening speculations that the phablet was also headed T-Mobile’s way. In addition to that, there were also leaked mug shots of the Samsung Galaxy Note with T-mobile branding that surfaced and with that, the only thing missing in the equation is the confirmation from the Magenta carrier.
Sad to say, T-Mobile is yet to make the announcement regarding the addition of the Samsung Galaxy Note to its stable of Android handsets. However, a leaked roadmap from the wireless provider intimated that the T-Mobile version of the phablet could very well make its debut in the shelves come July 11. Because of this, we were expecting the carrier to make the announcement as soon as possible but it looks like that is not going to happen anytime soon.
A newly-leaked internal document from the Magenta carrier recently surfaced and the information it contains suggests that the T-Mobile version of the phablet is not arriving until August. Since T-mobile hasn’t made any announcements yet, no details can be had from the carrier as to why the Samsung Galaxy Note got delayed for that matter. If you happen to have T-Mobile for your wireless provider of choice and have been waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note version of the carrier to hit the shelves, it looks like you are to do some more waiting until T-Mobile gets this all sorted out.