T-Mobile "See BlackBerry Different" event teases upcoming RIM devices?Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
T-Mobile has always had a decent selection of BlackBerrys in its lineup, but if a recent rumor is true, Magenta will really be stepping up its selection of RIM-made products in the near future. Our friends at TmoNews have gotten wind of a recent event that T-Mobile held for its employees called "See BlackBerry Different," which involved Magenta detailing all of the BlackBerry devices that it'll soon be offering. These were all handsets that we saw leak last month, including a new Curve, the Storm 3, and the physical QWERTY/touchscreen-toting Dakota. The PlayBook will also allegedly be making an appearance on T-Mobile's shelves, although the WiFi-only model was the only one discussed at the gathering.
Like I said before, T-Mo usually has at least a Curve and a Bold available to customers, so this news isn't shocking, but it would be pretty interesting if they end up offering the Storm 3 along with a new Curve and the Dakota. In the past, the Storm devices have been sold exclusively through Verizon, but I'm sure that there would be at least a few T-Mo customers interested in picking up the new model, especially if it had specs like a 1.2GHz processor and 3.7-inch 800x480 display. The news of a WiFi-only PlayBook comes off as a bit of a surprise considering that RIM recently announced an HSPA+ version of its tablet. That model won't be available until the second half of this year, though, so perhaps T-Mo will offer the WiFi-only PlayBook until it can get its hands on the HSPA+ flavor. So, T-Mo fans, are you excited about the possibility of getting your hands on these new 'Berrys?