T-Mobile USA finally got all official and stuff with their forthcoming 3G network by launching the Sony Ericsson TM506 today. Okay, okay, they've acknowledged the 3G business before, but they've also launched a few AWS-capable handsets in the past few months without actually mentioning the 3G bit in any online or press materials. Not so, anymore, as the press release reads:
The TM506 is a sleek flip phone available in a black gloss finish
with emerald green or chrome with amber accents. The phone delivers a
robust Web experience, features a 2.0 megapixel camera with My Album access,
stereo Bluetooth and TeleNav maps. The TM506 also supports T-Mobile's 3G
network and is the company's first HSDPA-capable handset.
Sounds good to me. Now if only October 1st (or whatever the actual launch date is) can roll around so we can really get rolling with that 3G love across the land. All of these T-Mo rumors are getting me excited ... In the meantime, you can pick up the TM506 for $79.99 on contract after a mail-in rebate.