T-Mobile roadmap leak tips July 17 launch for both Nokia Lumia 925 and Sony Xperia ZAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
With both the Nokia Lumia 925 and Sony Xperia Z officially headed for T-Mobile, customers of the big magenta carrier will soon have two new high-profile devices to choose from. The only problem is that we don't know exactly how soon that'll be, because T-Mobile hasn't announced the launch date of either handset. Thankfully, our pals at TmoNews have saved the day by leaking a T-Mobile roadmap that contains possible availability information for both products.
According to the leaked roadmap, both the Lumia 925 and Xperia Z are due out on Wednesday, July 17. Today's report also mentions that the Lumia 925 may be priced at $99.99 down, with 24 monthly payments of $20 each and a full retail price of $579. There's also a mention of a "T-Mobile 768" that's slated to launch on July 17 alongside the Lumia 925 and Xperia Z, and while it's not yet clear exactly what the 768 is, it's said that the mysterious product could be a prepaid device from Huawei or ZTE.
In addition to the Lumia 925 and Xperia Z release dates, this leaked roadmap mentions that a "major EIT release" is set for Sunday, July 14. It's unclear just what this is, but TmoNews speculates that it could be the launch of T-Mobile's new Simple Choice plan that requires no credit check.
Since the information contained within this leak hasn't been confirmed by T-Mobile, any of you Magenta customers that are excited for the Lumia 925 or Xperia Z will probably want to use a pencil to circle July 17 on your calendar. However, it wouldn't be a shock to see both handsets arrive so soon; the Lumia 925 is already making its way across Europe, and T-Mobile recently said that the Xperia Z is due sometime "in the coming weeks," suggesting that its launch will go down sooner rather than later. I'll give you a shout once we hear more. To help pass the time until then, you can check out Aaron's hands-on with the T-Mobile-flavored Lumia 925, which is embedded below.