T-Mobile News: Nokia 5610 on Aug 11 and 3G rollout October 1st

Noah Kravitz
 from  Oakland, CA
| July 31, 2008

Quick update for all you T-Mobile fans out there:

  • Cell Phone Signal is reporting that T-Mobile will finally launch the Nokia XpressMusic 5610 on August 11, which is a week from Monday (aka a week after my birthday).  The sliderphone big brother to the recently debuted 5310 will purportedly cost $100 on contract after a $50 mail-in rebate.  As I wrote back in April:

The 5610
offers a 3.2 MP camera with 30fps video recording, music player with
external controls and stereo Bluetooth, myFaves support, and an Email
client in a slider phone body.  I really dug this one when I checked it
out back at CES (see photos here).

  • CPS is also targeting 8/11 as the launch day for  the 5310 in a new color scheme - Silver.  I'm likin' the looks of this one, and have to say once again that the 5310 is a great low-end musicphone.  Personally I'd take this one over the MOTO ROKR E8 as it's far smaller/thinner but still features a solid music player with standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

  • TmoNews is confirming a story I wrote about a few weeks back: T-Mobile will officially launch their nationwide 3G network on October 1st of this year.  The rollout will begin with 27 markets across the land, and while no details have been given you've gotta assume the campaign will feature a least a few exciting new 3G handsets.  I know, I know, "exciting" + "handsets" hasn't = "T-Mobile" for awhile now ...

And special thanks to CPS for featuring our Sidekick unboxing video.  Good lookin' out, guys.